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    Big Ten Men's Basketball Schedule, 2020-21 Announced

    https://huskers.com/news/2020/11/18/huskers-big-ten-mens-basketball-schedule-announced.aspx

     

    2020-21 Nebraska Basketball Big Ten Schedule

    Date                                                                        Opponent                                               Location
    Monday, December 21, 2020                         at Wisconsin                                           Madison, Wis.
    Friday, December 25, 2020                            Michigan                                                 Pinnacle Bank Arena
    Wednesday, December 30, 2020                  at Ohio State                                          Columbus, Ohio
    Saturday, January 2, 2021                              Michigan State                                      Pinnacle Bank Arena
    Tuesday, January 5, 2021                                 at Purdue                                                West Lafayette, Ind.
    Sunday, January 10, 2021                               Indiana                                                     Pinnacle Bank Arena
    Wednesday, January 13, 2021                      Illinois                                                      Pinnacle Bank Arena

    Saturday, January 16, 2021                             at Maryland                                            College Park, Md.
    Wednesday, January 20, 2021                      Minnesota                                              Pinnacle Bank Arena
    Sunday, January 24, 2021                                at Iowa                                                     Iowa City, Iowa
    Saturday, January 30, 2021                            Penn State                                              Pinnacle Bank Arena
    Wednesday, February 3, 2021                       at Michigan State                                 East Lansing, Mich.
    Sun., Feb. 7 or Mon., Feb. 8                           at Minnesota                                         Minneapolis, Minn.
    Thursday, February 11, 2021                         Wisconsin                                               Pinnacle Bank Arena
    Sunday, February 14, 2021                              at Penn State                                         University Park, Pa.
    Wednesday, February 17, 2021                    Maryland                                                Pinnacle Bank Arena
    Saturday, February 20, 2021                          Purdue                                                     Pinnacle Bank Arena

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021                     at Illinois                                                  Champaign, Ill.
    Sunday, February 28, 2021                             Rutgers                                                    Pinnacle Bank Arena
    Sat., March 6 or Sun., March 7                      at Northwestern                                  Evanston, Ill.



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    I've got us going 6-14 on that schedule.  Will be anxious to see how that lines up against KenPom.  (My guess is Ken's prediction will be a fair bit more pessimistic)

     

    Overall I'd say we're looking at another year of single-digit wins.

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    31 minutes ago, jimmykc said:

    I'll try this again. Does anyone know how postponements will be handled; made up or just ignored? I can imagine 10-10 with a strong finish.  But I have a healthy imagination. 

     

    There is really no room to reschedule games.  Unlike football there might be flexibility for teams to add in non-con games if they have open days. 

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    It’ll be tough.  Seems it’s like the football schedule where it’s very front loaded.   If we can manage the first 8 games and not be completely demoralized, our last 12 seem to be more friendly.  
     

    I do like our home and away games.   I don’t think Penn St, Purdue, Minnesota or Maryland will be anything more than average and we get 8 games there.   

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    2 minutes ago, hhcmatt said:

     

    There is really no room to reschedule games.  Unlike football there might be flexibility for teams to add in non-con games if they have open days. 


    I know it’s wishful thinking, but it’d be nice to pair with another conference where, if 2 teams from those conferences had postponements in the same week, they could be matched up against each other.  
     

    Big East would probably make most sense geographically.  For instance Creighton has to quarantine and DePaul loses a game.  We lose a game because Rutgers has to quarantine.  We would play DePaul that week.

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    Per an article at the Journal Star, "The schedule features two sets of "collapsible byes" during the weeks of Jan. 18-21 and Jan. 25-28, along with Feb. 22-25 and March 1-5, to allow flexibility should games need to be rescheduled. There will also be four games played on Christmas Day, including Nebraska's home game against Michigan."

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    2 hours ago, hal9000 said:

    https://huskers.com/news/2020/11/18/huskers-big-ten-mens-basketball-schedule-announced.aspx

     

    2020-21 Nebraska Basketball Big Ten Schedule

    Date                                                                        Opponent                                               Location
    Monday, December 21, 2020                         at Wisconsin                                           Madison, Wis. L
    Friday, December 25, 2020                            Michigan                                                 Pinnacle Bank Arena W
    Wednesday, December 30, 2020                  at Ohio State                                          Columbus, Ohio L
    Saturday, January 2, 2021                              Michigan State                                      Pinnacle Bank Arena L
    Tuesday, January 5, 2021                                 at Purdue                                                West Lafayette, Ind. W
    Sunday, January 10, 2021                               Indiana                                                     Pinnacle Bank Arena W
    Wednesday, January 13, 2021                      Illinois                                                      Pinnacle Bank Arena W

    Saturday, January 16, 2021                             at Maryland                                            College Park, Md. L
    Wednesday, January 20, 2021                      Minnesota                                              Pinnacle Bank Arena W
    Sunday, January 24, 2021                                at Iowa                                                     Iowa City, Iowa L
    Saturday, January 30, 2021                            Penn State                                              Pinnacle Bank Arena W
    Wednesday, February 3, 2021                       at Michigan State                                 East Lansing, Mich. L
    Sun., Feb. 7 or Mon., Feb. 8                           at Minnesota                                         Minneapolis, Minn. W
    Thursday, February 11, 2021                         Wisconsin                                               Pinnacle Bank Arena W
    Sunday, February 14, 2021                              at Penn State                                         University Park, Pa. W
    Wednesday, February 17, 2021                    Maryland                                                Pinnacle Bank Arena W
    Saturday, February 20, 2021                          Purdue                                                     Pinnacle Bank Arena W

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021                     at Illinois                                                  Champaign, Ill. L
    Sunday, February 28, 2021                             Rutgers                                                    Pinnacle Bank Arena W
    Sat., March 6 or Sun., March 7                      at Northwestern                                  Evanston, Ill. W

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    If we get the full 27 games in, I think we can get to 15-12 or 16-11... a huge improvement over last season!

     

    Going to have to play like the talent hints at to beat teams like Michigan State, Ohio State, Maryland, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa and Purdue (eleven games right there).  All of those teams look like shoe-ins for the NCAA tuornament.

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    It’s hard to predict anything without seeing the team first. On top of that with the fan access during the season I can’t imagine there will be any true home court advantages so it comes down to who wants it more in those games. 

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    9 minutes ago, hhcmatt said:

     

    What are collapsible byes?

    Crhis Basnett did not elaborate in his article.  One guess is that all teams have the same schedule in those date spans, and that they could shift a game scheduled during one of those date spans to allow a postponed game to fit in the opened period.

     

    For example, we have to postpone the Michigan game on Christmas Day.  They shift the Minnesota game on Jan 20th to the 21st, and reschedule the Michigan game for the 18th or 19th.  Tight fit, as we would play Maryland on the 16th.  That is only a guess on my part, though!

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    2 minutes ago, Bill Self's Toupee said:

    Crhis Basnett did not elaborate in his article.  One guess is that all teams have the same schedule in those date spans, and that they could shift a game scheduled during one of those date spans to allow a postponed game to fit in the opened period.

     

    For example, we have to postpone the Michigan game on Christmas Day.  They shift the Minnesota game on Jan 20th to the 21st, and reschedule the Michigan game for the 18th or 19th.  Tight fit, as we would play Maryland on the 16th.  That is only a guess on my part, though!

     

    I figured it out.

    We have two windows which is pretty normal for a B1G conference schedule.  What they are saying that instead of sort of spreading these out every week they have concentrated them to certain time frames.  There will be multiple teams with open dates during the same time we have open dates.

     

    Sunday, January 24, 2021                                at Iowa                                                     Iowa City, Iowa
    Saturday, January 30, 2021                            Penn State                                              Pinnacle Bank Arena

    Sunday, February 28, 2021                             Rutgers                                                    Pinnacle Bank Arena
    Sat., March 6 or Sun., March 7                      at Northwestern                                  Evanston, Ill.

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