The Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball teams will meet twice in 18 days during the 2023-24 season.
Tom Izzo’s Spartans will host Juwan Howard’s Wolverines on Jan. 30 in East Lansing, then make the return trip to Ann Arbor on Feb. 17. Michigan and Michigan State each won their home rivalry game last season, which has been the case all four years since Howard took over in 2019.
Michigan coach Juwan Howard, left, and Michigan State coach Tom Izzo shake hands before their game in Ann Arbor, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020.
The Big Ten released its complete conference schedule Tuesday afternoon in the final season of the league’s current structure — the league expands to 18 teams next year with the addition of Oregon, Washington, UCLA and USC — and both in-state schools have a number of marquee games.
Michigan’s 2023-24 Big Ten schedule
Michigan’s Big Ten slate kicks off Dec. 5 at home against Indiana, followed by a trip to Iowa on Dec. 10 for the second straight season, as the two league games before the calendar turns.
Perhaps the highlight on the conference portion off Michigan’s schedule is its matchup with Penn State on Jan. 7 at the Palestra — often called “the cathedral of college basketball” — in Philadelphia. U-M travels to Purdue on Tuesday, Jan. 23, visits Illinois on Feb. 13 and Ohio State on March 3.
U-M also has road games against Maryland, Nebraska, Northwestern and Rutgers.
Michigan Wolverines guard Dug McDaniel (0) shoots against Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Cam Spencer (10) during second half action of the Big Ten Tournament March 9, 2023.
There are two stretches on the schedule that stand out above the rest for best home games.
U-M hosts Ohio State on Jan. 15, three days before Illinois comes to town on Jan. 18.
Purdue comes to Ann Arbor on Feb. 25, eight days after the home game vs. MSU.
The Wolverines come off their most disappointing season in more than a decade, after they went 18-16 overall (11-9 Big Ten) and missed the NCAA tournament…
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Publish date : 2023-09-19 18:10:14
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