Minnesota releases its basketball schedule in full
August 21, 2014 — 7:04pm
We now have the University of Minnesota's schedule almost in entirety.
The Gophers released their non-conference schedule on Thursday evening as the Big Ten announced the league slate live on Big Ten Network.
The big news in the non-conference schedule is that the team will in fact be heading back to Madison Square Garden and participating in the NIT Season Tip-Off, which was reportedly in flux after the November tournament managed to get only half of the expected 16 teams. Minnesota will play two games at the Garden, where they secured their NIT title this spring, as well as host a first-round game at Williams Arena. The tournament still has not been finalized, so no opponents are listed as of yet.
More on the schedule to come, but for now, here it is in full:
11/6 Minnesota-Duluth (exhibition)
11/14 vs. Louisville in the Armed Forces Classic in Puerto Rico (6 p.m.; ESPN)
11/17 or 11/18 NIT Season Tip-Off First Round vs. TBD
11/22 Maryland - Baltimore County
11/26 NIT Season Tip-Off Semifinals at Madison Square Garden, NY
11/28 NIT Season Tip-Off Finals at Madison Square Garden, NY
12/2 at Wake Forest (ACC/Big Ten Challenge at 6 p.m. on ESPNU)
12/5 Western Carolina
12/8 North Dakota
12/19 Seattle University
12/27 UNC Wilmington
12/31 at Purdue
1/3 at Maryland
1/6 Ohio State (8 p.m. ESPN)
1/10 at Michigan
1/20 at Nebraska
1/28 at Penn State
2/12 at Iowa
2/15 at Indiana
2/21 at Wisconsin
2/26 at Michigan State
3/8 Penn State
3/11-3/15 Big Ten Tournament at United Center in Chicago, Ill.
Marcus Fuller joined the Star Tribune in 2016 after 11 years covering Gophers sports – and just about every other team and league in town -- for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Before making the Twin Cities his home, Marcus spent two years in The Kansas City Star sports department. Marcus grew up in Hawaii and is a 2002 graduate of San Jose State. Follow Fuller on Twitter @Marcus_R_Fuller.
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