The 2021-22 University of Minnesota men’s basketball schedule features 17 home games this year, including 10 Big Ten contests, announced today by the conference office. Times and broadcast information will be announced at a later date and schedule is subject to change.
After an exhibition game against Concordia-St. Paul on Nov. 1, Ben Johnson’s head coaching career begins Nov. 9 when Kansas City comes to Williams Arena. After the Asheville Championship, Nov. 12 & 14, Minnesota hosts back-to-back home events on Nov. 19 against Fort Wayne and Nov. 24 against Jacksonville.
Minnesota will be on the road the next two when it travels to Pittsburgh to compete in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, Nov. 30, followed by a road contest at Mississippi State, Dec. 5.
The Golden Gophers begin Big Ten Conference play on Dec. 8 when the Michigan State Spartans come to town, followed by a road trip to Ann Arbor to face the Michigan Wolverines, Dec. 11.
The Maroon and Gold finish the non-conference portion with three straight at home. Minnesota welcomes Texas A&M Corpus-Christi on Dec. 14, Green Bay on Dec. 22 and Alcorn State, Dec. 29.
The Golden Gophers return to league action Jan. 2 as Illinois visits Williams Arena. After two road contests at Indiana (Jan. 9) and Michigan State (Jan. 12), Minnesota returns home to face Iowa on Jan. 16. The Gophers are back on the road Jan. 19 before facing Rutgers (Jan. 22) and Ohio State (Jan. 27) at the Barn. Minnesota closes out the month at Wisconsin, Jan. 30.
Minnesota hosts Purdue on Feb. 2 before hitting the road for two straight at Iowa on Feb. 6 and Nebraska, Feb. 9. The Gophers return to the Williams Arena confines on Feb. 12 for one game against Penn State before going back on the road again at Ohio State, Feb. 15.
The Gophers close out the home season with three straight from Feb. 19-27. Minnesota hosts Northwestern on Feb. 19, border rival Wisconsin on Feb. 23 and closes out the home season hosting the Indiana Hoosiers on Feb. 27. Minnesota finishes the regular season on the road at Maryland (March 2) and at Northwestern (March 6).
The 25th annual Big Ten Tournament will be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis from March 9-13, 2022.
(info courtesy of Gopher Sports)