Full 2019-2020 Gopher Basketball Schedule Revealed

alltimetwinsfan

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Minnesota head men's basketball coach Richard Pitino announced the non-conference schedule Thursday, in conjunction with the Big Ten Conference's game time and television designations. The Gophers will feature 16 games at Williams Arena while facing a tough test including six power conference opponents outside of Big Ten play.

The 2019-20 schedule is subject to change, including the potential for additional games to be added at a later date.

Following an exhibition game at the Barn on Monday, October 28 against Southwest Minnesota State (7 p.m., BTN+), the 125th season of Golden Gopher men's basketball tips off one week later on November 5 against Cleveland State (7 p.m., BTN+).

A three-game road trip follows, starting with a neutral-site matchup against Oklahoma at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Saturday, Nov. 9 (3:30/7 p.m., BTN) – that game time will be announced no later than Oct. 28. The Gophers next face a pair of true road tests, at Butler in the Gavitt Tipoff Games on Tuesday, Nov. 12 (7:30 p.m., FS1) before traveling to Utah on Friday, Nov. 15.

The Maroon and Gold stay home for the rest of the month, beginning a homestand by hosting Central Michigan on Thursday, Nov. 21 (7 p.m., BTN+). The day after Thanksgiving, Minnesota welcomes BIG EAST foe DePaul to the Barn on Friday, Nov. 29 (2 p.m., BTN+). Finally, the Gophers open December with the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, hosting Clemson on Monday, Dec. 2.

After their brief step into conference play at Iowa (Monday, Dec. 9 – 7 p.m., BTN) and hosting Ohio State (Sunday, Dec. 15 – 5:30 p.m., BTN), the Gophers wrap up the non-Big Ten schedule with a neutral-site game in Tulsa against Oklahoma State (Saturday, Dec. 21) and hosting FIU (Saturday, Dec. 28 – 1/3 p.m., BTN), the latter's game time to be determined following the announcement of the college football bowl schedule on Dec. 8.

After finishing up 2019 and non-conference play, the Big Ten schedule returns on Thursday, Jan. 2 with a road test at Purdue (6 p.m., BTN). The first home game of the new calendar year is three days later, when Minnesota hosts Northwestern on Sunday, Jan. 5 (6:30 p.m., BTN). The Gophers travel to Michigan State (Thursday., Jan. 9 – 8 p.m., ESPN/2) before opening a two-game homestand against Michigan (Jan. 12 – 12 p.m., BTN) and Penn State (Jan. 15 – 8 p.m., BTN).

The first two-game road trip follows, with trips to Rutgers (Jan. 19 – 12 p.m., BTN) and Ohio State (Jan. 23 – 5:30 p.m., FS1) before splitting the rest of January at home versus Michigan State (Jan. 26 – 2 p.m., FOX) and at Illinois (Jan. 30 – 6:30 p.m., FS1).

Following the first bye of the new year, the Gophers return to action at home in a Border Battle hosting Wisconsin on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at Williams Arena (8 p.m., BTN). Three days later, they travel to Penn State (Feb. 8 – 3 p.m., BTN) before the final two-game homestand of the year, hosting Iowa (Sunday, Feb. 16 – 12 p.m., FS1) and Indiana (Wednesday, Feb. 19 – 8 p.m., BTN).

Three of the final five regular-season games are away from the Twin Cities, beginning with a trip to Northwestern (Feb. 23 – 2 p.m., BTN) before a home clash with Maryland (Feb. 26 – 8 p.m., BTN). March opens with the second Border Battle at Wisconsin (Sunday, March 1 – 5:30 p.m., BTN) and a trip to Indiana (Wednesday, Mar. 4 – 6 p.m., BTN) before the final regular season contest on Sunday, March 8 at home against Nebraska (12 p.m., BTN).

The Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament returns to Indianapolis the following week, being contested from March 11-15 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The first three days of the tournament will be broadcast by BTN before semifinal and championship action shifts to CBS on the weekend.

Date Day Opponent Time Radio TV
10/28/19 Mon. Southwest Minnesota State (Exhibition) 7 p.m. ‐ BTN+
11/5/19 Tue. Cleveland State 7 p.m. TBA BTN+
11/9/19 Sat. vs. Oklahoma (at Sioux Falls, S.D.) 3:30/7 p.m. TBA BTN
11/12/19 Tue. at Butler (Gavitt Tipoff Games) 7:30 p.m. TBA FS1
11/15/19 Fri. at Utah TBA TBA TBA
11/21/19 Thu. Central Michigan 7 p.m. TBA BTN+
11/29/19 Fri. DePaul 2 p.m. TBA BTN+
12/2/19 Mon. Clemson (Big Ten/ACC Challenge) TBA TBA TBA
12/9/19 Mon. at Iowa* 7 p.m. TBA BTN
12/15/19 Sun. Ohio State* 5:30 p.m. TBA BTN
12/21/19 Sat. vs. Oklahoma State (at Tulsa, Okla.) TBA TBA TBA
12/28/19 Sat. FIU 1/3 p.m. 2TBA BTN
1/2/20 Thu. at Purdue* 6 p.m. TBA BTN
1/5/20 Sun. Northwestern* 6:30 p.m. TBA BTN
1/9/20 Thu. at Michigan State* 8 p.m. TBA ESPN/2
1/12/20 Sun. Michigan* 12 p.m. TBA BTN
1/15/20 Wed. Penn State* 8 p.m. TBA BTN
1/19/20 Sun. at Rutgers* 12 p.m. TBA BTN
1/23/20 Thu. at Ohio State* 5:30 p.m. TBA FS1
1/26/20 Sun. Michigan State* 2 p.m. TBA FOX
1/30/20 Thu. at Illinois* 6:30 p.m. TBA FS1
2/5/20 Wed. Wisconsin* 8 p.m. TBA BTN
2/8/20 Sat. at Penn State* 3 p.m. TBA BTN
2/16/20 Sun. Iowa* 12 p.m. TBA FS1
2/19/20 Wed. Indiana* 8 p.m. TBA BTN
2/23/20 Sun. at Northwestern* 2 p.m. TBA BTN
2/26/20 Wed. Maryland* 8 p.m. TBA BTN
3/1/20 Sun. at Wisconsin* 5:30 p.m. TBA BTN
3/4/20 Wed. at Indiana* 6 p.m. TBA BTN
3/8/20 Sun. Nebraska* 12 p.m. TBA BTN
 
Minnesota head men's basketball coach Richard Pitino announced the non-conference schedule Thursday, in conjunction with the Big Ten Conference's game time and television designations. The Gophers will feature 16 games at Williams Arena while facing a tough test including six power conference opponents outside of Big Ten play.

The 2019-20 schedule is subject to change, including the potential for additional games to be added at a later date.

Following an exhibition game at the Barn on Monday, October 28 against Southwest Minnesota State (7 p.m., BTN+), the 125th season of Golden Gopher men's basketball tips off one week later on November 5 against Cleveland State (7 p.m., BTN+).

A three-game road trip follows, starting with a neutral-site matchup against Oklahoma at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Saturday, Nov. 9 (3:30/7 p.m., BTN) – that game time will be announced no later than Oct. 28. The Gophers next face a pair of true road tests, at Butler in the Gavitt Tipoff Games on Tuesday, Nov. 12 (7:30 p.m., FS1) before traveling to Utah on Friday, Nov. 15.

The Maroon and Gold stay home for the rest of the month, beginning a homestand by hosting Central Michigan on Thursday, Nov. 21 (7 p.m., BTN+). The day after Thanksgiving, Minnesota welcomes BIG EAST foe DePaul to the Barn on Friday, Nov. 29 (2 p.m., BTN+). Finally, the Gophers open December with the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, hosting Clemson on Monday, Dec. 2.

After their brief step into conference play at Iowa (Monday, Dec. 9 – 7 p.m., BTN) and hosting Ohio State (Sunday, Dec. 15 – 5:30 p.m., BTN), the Gophers wrap up the non-Big Ten schedule with a neutral-site game in Tulsa against Oklahoma State (Saturday, Dec. 21) and hosting FIU (Saturday, Dec. 28 – 1/3 p.m., BTN), the latter's game time to be determined following the announcement of the college football bowl schedule on Dec. 8.

After finishing up 2019 and non-conference play, the Big Ten schedule returns on Thursday, Jan. 2 with a road test at Purdue (6 p.m., BTN). The first home game of the new calendar year is three days later, when Minnesota hosts Northwestern on Sunday, Jan. 5 (6:30 p.m., BTN). The Gophers travel to Michigan State (Thursday., Jan. 9 – 8 p.m., ESPN/2) before opening a two-game homestand against Michigan (Jan. 12 – 12 p.m., BTN) and Penn State (Jan. 15 – 8 p.m., BTN).

The first two-game road trip follows, with trips to Rutgers (Jan. 19 – 12 p.m., BTN) and Ohio State (Jan. 23 – 5:30 p.m., FS1) before splitting the rest of January at home versus Michigan State (Jan. 26 – 2 p.m., FOX) and at Illinois (Jan. 30 – 6:30 p.m., FS1).

Following the first bye of the new year, the Gophers return to action at home in a Border Battle hosting Wisconsin on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at Williams Arena (8 p.m., BTN). Three days later, they travel to Penn State (Feb. 8 – 3 p.m., BTN) before the final two-game homestand of the year, hosting Iowa (Sunday, Feb. 16 – 12 p.m., FS1) and Indiana (Wednesday, Feb. 19 – 8 p.m., BTN).

Three of the final five regular-season games are away from the Twin Cities, beginning with a trip to Northwestern (Feb. 23 – 2 p.m., BTN) before a home clash with Maryland (Feb. 26 – 8 p.m., BTN). March opens with the second Border Battle at Wisconsin (Sunday, March 1 – 5:30 p.m., BTN) and a trip to Indiana (Wednesday, Mar. 4 – 6 p.m., BTN) before the final regular season contest on Sunday, March 8 at home against Nebraska (12 p.m., BTN).

The Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament returns to Indianapolis the following week, being contested from March 11-15 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The first three days of the tournament will be broadcast by BTN before semifinal and championship action shifts to CBS on the weekend.

Date Day Opponent Time Radio TV
10/28/19 Mon. Southwest Minnesota State (Exhibition) 7 p.m. ‐ BTN+
11/5/19 Tue. Cleveland State 7 p.m. TBA BTN+
11/9/19 Sat. vs. Oklahoma (at Sioux Falls, S.D.) 3:30/7 p.m. TBA BTN
11/12/19 Tue. at Butler (Gavitt Tipoff Games) 7:30 p.m. TBA FS1
11/15/19 Fri. at Utah TBA TBA TBA
11/21/19 Thu. Central Michigan 7 p.m. TBA BTN+
11/29/19 Fri. DePaul 2 p.m. TBA BTN+
12/2/19 Mon. Clemson (Big Ten/ACC Challenge) TBA TBA TBA
12/9/19 Mon. at Iowa* 7 p.m. TBA BTN
12/15/19 Sun. Ohio State* 5:30 p.m. TBA BTN
12/21/19 Sat. vs. Oklahoma State (at Tulsa, Okla.) TBA TBA TBA
12/28/19 Sat. FIU 1/3 p.m. 2TBA BTN
1/2/20 Thu. at Purdue* 6 p.m. TBA BTN
1/5/20 Sun. Northwestern* 6:30 p.m. TBA BTN
1/9/20 Thu. at Michigan State* 8 p.m. TBA ESPN/2
1/12/20 Sun. Michigan* 12 p.m. TBA BTN
1/15/20 Wed. Penn State* 8 p.m. TBA BTN
1/19/20 Sun. at Rutgers* 12 p.m. TBA BTN
1/23/20 Thu. at Ohio State* 5:30 p.m. TBA FS1
1/26/20 Sun. Michigan State* 2 p.m. TBA FOX
1/30/20 Thu. at Illinois* 6:30 p.m. TBA FS1
2/5/20 Wed. Wisconsin* 8 p.m. TBA BTN
2/8/20 Sat. at Penn State* 3 p.m. TBA BTN
2/16/20 Sun. Iowa* 12 p.m. TBA FS1
2/19/20 Wed. Indiana* 8 p.m. TBA BTN
2/23/20 Sun. at Northwestern* 2 p.m. TBA BTN
2/26/20 Wed. Maryland* 8 p.m. TBA BTN
3/1/20 Sun. at Wisconsin* 5:30 p.m. TBA BTN
3/4/20 Wed. at Indiana* 6 p.m. TBA BTN
3/8/20 Sun. Nebraska* 12 p.m. TBA BTN
Will learn slot about these guys early in games 2-4

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howeda7

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Article said they were looking to add more. On the 247 board they were throwing out North Dakota, Manhattan and Cornell as possibilities.

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Thanks. That makes sense. Playing 26 of 29 games against Power 6 teams would be a bit much.
 

SelectionSunday

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Article said they were looking to add more. On the 247 board they were throwing out North Dakota, Manhattan and Cornell as possibilities.

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Will play Manhattan on Nov. 18.

North Dakota, New Orleans, and Western Illinois among the potentials for final non-conference game. Fighting Sioux seems most likely.
 

Southpaw

Member
Still don't see Manhattan on the schedule as previously reported by SS - did that game fall through or are negotiations still in the works?
 
Still don't see Manhattan on the schedule as previously reported by SS - did that game fall through or are negotiations still in the works?
Yeah pretty sure that game fell through at this point, however someone correct me if that game is still in the works.
 

Southpaw

Member
Yeah pretty sure that game fell through at this point, however someone correct me if that game is still in the works.
If Manhattan has fallen by the wayside, that means we still have an opening for another non-conference opponent, right? Anyone have inside info on who that might be?
 
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