COLUMBUS Ohio State opens defense of its Big Ten men s basketball title on Jan. 3 at home, then closes its conference slate with a March showdown against Michigan State.
Big Ten teams will play 18 conference games this year after deciding the regular-season league title over 16 games each of the last 10 seasons. The Buckeyes play home and away games with every member except they do not play at home against
Penn State or on the road at Wisconsin.
The games against rival Michigan are played in the span of two weeks, Feb. 5 at Value City Arena and Feb. 17 at Crisler Arena.