Big Ten Conference Announces Home and Away Opponents for 2018-19
East Lansing, Mich. - The Big Ten Conference announced home and away opponents for the 2018-19 men's basketball season on Thursday afternoon.
The league will expand to a 20-game conference schedule in 2018-19, with each team playing seven opponents both home and away and then playing six opponents once (three at home and three away). MSU will play both home and away against Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, Purdue and Rutgers.
Big Ten opponents to visit the Breslin Center include Maryland, Minnesota and Northwestern, while the Spartans will play road games against Illinois, Penn State and Wisconsin.
The Spartans' 2018-19 schedule also includes a meeting with Kansas on Nov. 6 in the Champions Classic, as well as an appearance in the 18th Annual Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational in Las Vegas from Nov. 22-23, a field that includes North Carolina, UCLA and Texas.
Michigan State finished the 2017-18 season with a 30-5 overall record and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after winning the Big Ten Regular Season Championship.