Big Ten basketball schedule announced


The big news here is that the February 5th home game vs. Illinois will be nationally televised on CBS. The overall schedule isn't quite as front-loaded as last year, but the 'Cats will be fortunate to avoid an 0-3 start, beginning the conference season with trips to Purdue and Illinois sandwiched around a home game against Michigan State. Once the entire non-conference schedule is released, we can start figuring how many wins will be necessary for an NCAA bid, but that will take a minimum of 9 conference wins, and that won't be easy against such a strong Big Ten.