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Penn State Men’s Basketball Announces Conference Schedule

The defending NIT champs will have 10 conference home games for the first time time in B1G play

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It will be a busy winter this year at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Penn State Men’s Basketball announced its conference schedule on Wednesday, which includes the B1G’s new 20-game conference season and 10 games at home.

The Nittany Lions, fresh off a 2018 NIT championship, will play Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue, Rutgers and Wisconsin both home and way, while they’ll play Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State, Indiana, Michigan State and Iowa just once.

The Hoosiers, Hawkeyes and Spartans will travel to University Park, while the Buckeyes, Gophers and Wildcats will play host to Pat Chambers and company.

This marks Penn State’s 27th season in the Big Ten Conference and the Nittany Lions will begin conference play with a trip to Maryland on Dec. 1.

Visits from Wisconsin, Michigan and Purdue highlight a tough month of January that includes eight games, five of which are at home.

February includes seven games, four of which will comes on the road, while the regularly season wraps up with three games in March.

Illinois will visit the BJC on March 10 for the last game of the regularly season.

The B1G Tournament returns to Chicago and the United Center from March 13-17.

For more information, you can check out the full release from GoPSUSports here.