Big Ten opponents for the Gophers men’s and women’s basketball teams were released Wednesday for the 2019-20 season.
In reaching the NCAA tournament for the second time last season, men’s team coach Richard Pitino went 22-14 and 9-11 in the Big Ten. Pitino will try to fare better in league play with his team next year that faces off twice against Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin. Minnesota’s opponents showing up just once on the schedule will be Maryland, Michigan and Nebraska at Williams Arena, and Illinois, Purdue and Rutgers on the road.
The Gophers women went 21-11 and 9-9 in the Big Ten in Lindsay Whalen’s debut season as head coach. Whalen’s second year will see the U play twice against Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio State and Wisconsin. Showing up just once on the league slate will be Maryland, Michigan, Northwestern and Rutgers at home, and Illinois, Michigan State, Penn State and Purdue on the road.