All Things Big Ten Non-Conference Schedule Updates

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Updated 8/10/20
Opening Night (hopefully) is set for Tuesday, Nov. 10.

GOPHERS (8 Home, 1 Away, 2 Neutral)
Nov. 11: ALBANY — non-bracketed Hall of Fame Tip-Off
Nov. 14: KENT STATE
Nov. 17: LIU — non-bracketed Hall of Fame Tip-Off
Nov. 21: vs. UCF — Hall of Fame Tip-Off
Nov. 22: vs. Marquette or Rhode Island — Hall of Fame Tip-Off
Nov. 25: GREEN BAY
Nov. 30-Dec. 2: ACC Challenge — likely A
Dec. 16: MISSISSIPPI STATE
Dec. 29: NORTH DAKOTA
Date TBD: FORT WAYNE
Date TBD: SAINT LOUIS

ILLINOIS (5 H, 2 A, 3 N)
Nov. 16-19: Gavitt Games — likely A
Nov. 27: vs. Florida — Emerald Coast Classic
Nov. 28: vs. Iowa State or Oregon — Emerald Coast Classic
Nov. 30-Dec. 2: ACC Challenge — likely A
Dec. 12: ARIZONA
Date TBD: ALABAMA A&M, MCNEESE STATE, NORTH FLORIDA, UL-MONROE — non-bracketed Emerald Coast Classic
Date TBD: ALABAMA A&M, MCNEESE STATE, NORTH FLORIDA, UL-MONROE — non-bracketed Emerald Coast Classic
Date TBD: GRAND CANYON
Date TBD: vs. Missouri
Date TBD: THE CITADEL

INDIANA (5 H, 1 A, 4 N)
Nov. 10: NJIT
Nov. 13: WESTERN MICHIGAN
Nov. 16-19: Gavitt Games — likely H
Nov. 23: vs. Alabama, Davidson, North Carolina, Providence, Stanford, Texas, UNLV — Maui Invitational
Nov. 24: vs. TBD — Maui Invitational
Nov. 25: vs. TBD — Maui Invitational
Nov. 30-Dec. 2: ACC Challenge — likely A
Dec. 19: vs. Butler
Dec. 22: ROBERT MORRIS
Dec. 29: OMAHA

IOWA (9 H, 1 A, 1 N)
Nov. 10: SOUTHERN U — Iowa MTE
Nov. 13: NCCU — Iowa MTE
Nov. 16-20: SOUTH DAKOTA — Iowa MTE
Date TBD: Gavitt Games — likely A
Nov. 24: CHATTANOOGA
Nov. 27: KANSAS CITY
Nov. 30-Dec. 2: ACC Challenge — likely H
Dec. 10: IOWA STATE
Dec. 19: NORTHERN ILLINOIS
Dec. 22: vs. Oregon State
Dec. 29: ALABAMA STATE

MARYLAND (5 H, 1 A, 0 N)
Nov. 16: SAN JOSE STATE — Maryland Showcase
Nov. 18-19: Gavitt Games — likely H
Nov. 22: DUQUESNE — Maryland Showcase
Nov. 25: CAL BAPTIST — Maryland Showcase
Nov. 30-Dec. 2: ACC Challenge — likely A
Date TBD: SAINT JOSEPH'S

MICHIGAN (6 H, 1 A, 2 N)
Nov. 10: GEORGIA STATE — non-bracketed 2K Empire Classic
Nov. 14: @ Oregon
Nov. 19: vs. Baylor, NC State, Villanova —2K Empire Classic
Nov. 20: vs. TBD — 2K Empire Classic
Nov. 24: CAL STATE-NORTHRIDGE — non-bracketed 2K Empire Classic
Nov. 27: SOUTHERN UTAH
Nov. 30-Dec. 2: ACC Challenge — likely H
Dec. 21: OAKLAND
Date TBD: UCF

MICHIGAN STATE (3 H, 1 A, 4 N)
Nov. 10: vs. Duke
Nov. 16-19: Gavitt Games — likely H
Nov. 26: vs. Auburn, Belmont, Boise State, Gonzaga, Saint Louis, Siena, Xavier — Orlando Invitational
Nov. 27: vs. TBD — Orlando Invitational
Nov. 29: vs. TBD — Orlando Invitational
Nov. 30-Dec. 2: ACC Challenge — likely A
Date TBD: OAKLAND
Date TBD: TOLEDO

NEBRASKA (currently 7 H, 0 A, 4 N) -- non-conference schedule released 6/15/20
Nov. 10: CLEVELAND STATE
Nov. 14: PURDUE FORT WAYNE
Nov. 19: vs. Charlotte, Dayton, Loyola-Chicago, Missouri, Penn, Pitt, Utah State — Myrtle Beach Invitational
Nov. 20: vs. TBD — Myrtle Beach Invitational
Nov. 22: vs. TBD — Myrtle Beach Invitational
Nov. 25: LAMAR
Nov. 30-Dec. 2: ACC CHALLENGE
Dec. 12: CREIGHTON
Dec. 19: vs. Kansas State
Dec. 21: KANSAS CITY
Dec. 29: FLORIDA A&M

NORTHWESTERN (5 H, 0 A, 2 N)
Nov. 10: PRAIRIE VIEW A&M
Nov. 23: vs. Cal, South Carolina, TCU — Hall of Fame Classic
Nov. 24: vs. TBD — Hall of Fame Classic
Nov. 30-Dec. 2: ACC Challenge — likely H
Dec. 19: DEPAUL
Date TBD: ELON — non-bracketed Hall of Fame Classic
Date TBD: NORFOLK STATE — non-bracketed Hall of Fame Classic

OHIO STATE (7 H, 0 A, 4 N) -- non-conference schedule released 5/5/20
Nov. 11: OAKLAND
Nov. 15: NIAGARA
Nov. 19: AKRON
Nov. 25: vs. Creighton, Duke, Memphis, Texas A&M, Utah, West Virginia, Wichita State — Battle 4 Atlantis
Nov. 26: vs. TBD— Battle 4 Atlantis
Nov. 27: vs. TBD —Battle 4 Atlantis
Nov. 30-Dec. 2: ACC Challenge — likely H
Dec. 9: TOWSON
Dec. 19: vs. North Carolina
Dec. 22: MOREHEAD STATE
Dec. 30: ALABAMA A&M

PENN STATE (2 H, 1 A, 4 N)
Nov. 10: SETON HALL
Nov. 19: vs. College of Charleston, Florida State, Houston, Oklahoma State, Seton Hall, Tennessee, VCU — Charleston Classic
Nov. 20: vs. TBD — Charleston Classic
Nov. 22: vs. TBD — Charleston Classic
Nov. 30-Dec. 2: ACC Challenge — likely A
Dec. 13: vs. Florida
Date TBD: BUCKNELL

PURDUE (6 H, 1 A, 4 N)
Nov. 10: EVANSVILLE
Nov. 13: INDIANA STATE
Nov. 16-18: Gavitt Games — likely H
Nov. 20: RIDER -- non-bracketed Cancun Challenge
Nov. 24: vs. Illinois State — Cancun Challenge
Nov. 25: vs. Clemson or Mississippi State — Cancun Challenge
Nov. 30-Dec. 2: ACC Challenge — likely A
Dec. 13: vs. West Virginia
Dec. 19: vs. Notre Dame
Dec. 21: INCARNATE WORD
Dec. 29: YALE

RUTGERS (7 H, 3 A, 1 N)
Nov. 10: MIAMI OF OHIO — Rutgers Showcase
Nov. 16-19: Gavitt Games — likely A
Nov. 21: HOLY CROSS — Rutgers Showcase
Nov. 24: NEW HAMPSHIRE
Nov. 28: @ UMass
Nov. 30-Dec. 2: ACC Challenge — likely H
Dec. 8: vs. Baylor
Dec. 13: @ Seton Hall
Dec. 29: MAINE
Date TBD: CENTRAL CONNECTICUT — Rutgers Showcase
Date TBD: MERRIMACK

WISCONSIN (4 H, 2 A, 2 N)
Nov. 11: TENNESSEE
Nov. 17: CENTRAL MICHIGAN — non-bracketed Fort Myers Tip-Off
Nov. 19: Gavitt Games — likely A
Nov. 23: vs. Butler — Fort Myers Tip-Off
Nov. 25: vs. Colorado or USF — Fort Myers Tip-Off
Nov. 30-Dec. 2: ACC Challenge — likely H
Dec. 5: @ Marquette
Date TBD: GREEN BAY
 
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Sorry for the stupid question: how are you able to name four specific teams, but say that we're only going to play two of them?
Not a stupid question.

Albany, Lehigh, LIU, and Quinnipiac are part of the Air Force Reserve Hall of Fame Tip-Off, so I'm making the assumption Gophers will play 2 of those 4 @ Williams Arena. Lehigh @ Rhode Island is the only "non-bracketed" game announced thus far.
 


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Any ideas of who the gophers ACC challenge opponent will likely be? Or, any ideas about who the last 4 games on our schedule will be? Would love to get at least 1 more high major team at home, and another solid neutral/away game, get a couple more quad 1/2 opportunities.

Or even if you don't know specific schools, any ideas about the level of competition we're looking for in the last few games?
 


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Are these games going to be played on Xbox or PlayStation?
 

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Any ideas of who the gophers ACC challenge opponent will likely be? Or, any ideas about who the last 4 games on our schedule will be? Would love to get at least 1 more high major team at home, and another solid neutral/away game, get a couple more quad 1/2 opportunities.

Or even if you don't know specific schools, any ideas about the level of competition we're looking for in the last few games?

Here's my projection of the ACC Challenge pairings from a few days ago. I have Gophers playing @ Wake Forest, and I think @ Miami is another good possibility, as well.

Also have a hunch Gophers will add one more neutral-site game, perhaps @ Target Center.

 





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Albany: @ Marquette
Lehigh: @ Marquette, @ Rhode Island
LIU: @ Gophers, @ UCF
Quinnipiac: @ Rhode Island

 
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Gophers schedule updated above.

This likely a “non-bracketed” game of the Air Force Reserve Hall of Fame Tip-Off, and presumably means Gophers will host LIU + 1 of Albany or Quinnipiac.
 
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Thanks. Gophers schedule updated above.

With this info from Rothstein we can now assume Gophers' two non-bracketed Air Force Reserve Hall of Fame Tip-Off games are Albany and LIU (not officially announced).

Non-Bracketed (bold = officially confirmed)
Albany: @ Marquette, @ Minnesota
Lehigh: @ Marquette, @ Rhode Island
LIU: @ Gophers, @ UCF
Quinnipiac: @ Rhode Island, @ UCF
 

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Selection, did you read something about NCAA changing rules for preseason events? Sounds like the possible new rules would eliminate the kind of thing the Gophers are doing with this event, and prevent the scheduling of games in the event at home arenas, etc. Would not change the number of games, but would need to be sanctioned by NCAA and as I read it (can't remember where), sounded like it would banish the two cupcake home games in these things. I may have seen it on CBS sports, but not sure.
 

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Selection, did you read something about NCAA changing rules for preseason events? Sounds like the possible new rules would eliminate the kind of thing the Gophers are doing with this event, and prevent the scheduling of games in the event at home arenas, etc. Would not change the number of games, but would need to be sanctioned by NCAA and as I read it (can't remember where), sounded like it would banish the two cupcake home games in these things. I may have seen it on CBS sports, but not sure.

Yes, there are new rules rules, but essentially teams still can play a max of 31 games (or 32 if you play @ Hawaii). Not sure, but in Gophers' case now if you're playing in a 4-team exempt tournament that means you can schedule 29 other games. If you're playing in an 8-team exempt tournament, you can schedule 28 other games. In Gophers' case Albany, Lehigh. LIU, and Quinnpiac are part of the same event, and it appears they'll play 2 of those schools even though they're not required to. I think the big thing is NCAA is trying to get rid of as many of the non-D1 games as possible associated with those kinds of tournaments.

This explains it better than I can.

 






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Ohio State non-conference schedule updated above. Buckeyes schedule essentially is complete. No true road games unless ACC Challenge game unexpectedly is on the road.

 

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Rutgers nabs a really nice neutral-site game. Scarlets Knights non-conference schedule updated above.

 

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Iowa will host South Dakota and Alabama State as part of its own exempt event. Hawkeyes' non-conference schedule updated above.

Just a side note. NET will no longer include scoring margin since it comes out in efficiency anyway.
 


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Interesting that you have UW playing away in the Gavitt Games. Do you know this for certain? I only ask because they have played 2 road games in the series already versus 1 home. That would mean they would be locked in for home games the final 2 years of the 8 year original deal.
 

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Interesting that you have UW playing away in the Gavitt Games. Do you know this for certain? I only ask because they have played 2 road games in the series already versus 1 home. That would mean they would be locked in for home games the final 2 years of the 8 year original deal.
Not 100% certain. It’s always possible the Gavitt and ACC games could be flipped in terms of home & road. It’s pretty rare if a team plays in both and plays both at home or both on the road.
 




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