The Big Ten Basketball schedule was released for the upcoming season. Since it isn’t possible to play each team once at home and again on the road, some teams are only played against once each season. CBS Sports college basketball insider Jon Rothstein tweeted out the schedules for every team, and it’s going to be an interesting season for the Wisconsin Badgers.
Wisconsin’s Big Ten Basketball Schedule
Home: Illinois, Maryland, Northwestern
Away: Michigan, Minnesota, Penn State
Home/Away: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers
I won’t go in-depth on the Big Ten Basketball schedule here, but it’s looking like a difficult schedule for the Badgers next season. The teams they played once were in similar positions to Wisconsin this season, with a few getting worse during the offseason.
Getting Michigan State, Purdue, and Indiana twice isn’t ideal, while Nebraska, Ohio State, and Iowa are likely to be improved from their results last season.
The good news is the Badgers have had a good offseason so far, with another move or two still to come. Adding AJ Storr from St. Johns could end up being huge, and now Greg Gard can focus on adding size and strength to the team. As frustrating as last season was, internal growth alone should lead to better results, as the Badgers were only a few made buckets away from a significantly better record.
The Big TEn Basketball schedule for each team can be found here. At first glance, teams like Indiana, Iowa, and Ohio State have favorable schedules while Wisconsin, Northwestern, and Illinois will have much tougher paths. It’ll be interesting to see which teams end up towards the top of the standings next season, as teams like Penn State and Northwestern surprised a bit in 2022-2023. I’m looking at Ohio State to make a big jump and Nebraska to finally find some consistency.
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