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Husker Women to Face Strong Set of Big Ten opponents in 2018-19 Conference Schedule

Husker Women to Face Strong Set of Big Ten opponents in 2018-19 Conference Schedule

The Nebraska women’s basketball team announced its home and road Big Ten opponents for 2018-19, which the conference released on Thursday, April 19. Nebraska’s 18-game Big Ten Conference schedule will be released with dates and times at later dates with a final conference schedule expected in September.

The Big Ten, which has played 16-game conference schedules the past two seasons, will move back to the 18-game conference slate the league featured in 2014-15 and 2015-16. Nebraska will play nine Big Ten home games and nine conference road games.

Nebraska’s nine home games at Pinnacle Bank Arena will include battles with 2018 NCAA Tournament teams Iowa, Maryland, Michigan and Minnesota along with 2018 WNIT champion Indiana. Other WNIT qualifiers coming to Lincoln in Big Ten play will be Michigan State and Purdue, while Rutgers and Northwestern round out Nebraska’s Big Ten home schedule. The Scarlet Knights won 20 games last season and chose to turn down an invitation to the WNIT.

Nebraska’s conference road contests against 2018 NCAA Tournament teams include clashes at defending Big Ten champion Ohio State, Iowa, Maryland and Michigan, while the Huskers will also face Purdue, Penn State, Northwestern, Wisconsin and Illinois on the road in league action.

The five Big Ten double-plays for the Big Red include Maryland, Iowa, Michigan, Purdue and Northwestern. Overall, Nebraska will play eight Big Ten Conference games against NCAA Tournament teams, while adding five more conference games against WNIT qualifiers. Nebraska is one of only five Big Ten teams that will face three or more NCAA Tournament opponents in conference double-plays in 2018-19. Minnesota has zero conference double-plays against 2018 NCAA Tournament teams. Twelve of Nebraska’s 18 conference games will come against Big Ten foes that won 20 or more games in 2017-18.

NEBRASKA
Home/Away: Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Northwestern, Purdue
Home: Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota, Rutgers
Away: Illinois, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin

ILLINOIS
Home/Away: Iowa, Maryland, Northwestern, Penn State, Wisconsin
Home: Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Rutgers
Away: Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Purdue

INDIANA
Home/Away: Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Purdue, Rutgers
Home: Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Penn State
Away: Illinois, Nebraska, Ohio State, Wisconsin

IOWA
Home/Away: Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Purdue
Home: Maryland, Northwestern, Rutgers, Wisconsin
Away: Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State

MARYLAND
Home/Away: Illinois, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers
Home: Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Wisconsin
Away: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Purdue

MICHIGAN
Home/Away: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Nebraska, Wisconsin
Home: Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State, Rutgers
Away: Illinois, Maryland, Penn State, Purdue

MICHIGAN STATE
Home/Away: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State
Home: Illinois, Maryland, Penn State, Purdue
Away: Nebraska, Northwestern, Rutgers, Wisconsin

MINNESOTA
Home/Away: Michigan State, Northwestern, Purdue, Rutgers, Wisconsin
Home: Illinois, Iowa, Ohio State, Penn State
Away: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska

NORTHWESTERN
Home/Away: Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue
Home: Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin
Away: Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Rutgers

OHIO STATE
Home/Away: Maryland, Michigan State, Penn State, Rutgers, Wisconsin
Home: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska
Away: Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Purdue

PENN STATE
Home/Away: Illinois, Maryland, Ohio State, Rutgers, Wisconsin
Home: Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue
Away: Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern

PURDUE
Home/Away: Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern
Home: Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State
Away: Michigan State, Penn State, Rutgers, Wisconsin

RUTGERS
Home/Away: Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State
Home: Michigan State, Northwestern, Purdue, Wisconsin
Away: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska

WISCONSIN
Home/Away: Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State
Home: Indiana, Michigan State, Nebraska, Purdue
Away: Iowa, Maryland, Northwestern, Rutgers

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