The second annual "Super Saturday - College Hoops & Hockey" doubleheader will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Madison Square Garden. Rutgers will take on Wisconsin in men's basketball beginning at Noon ET, while the Badgers will face Ohio State in hockey at 7 p.m.
The inaugural event featured Penn State versus Michigan in both men's basketball and hockey. More than 25,000 fans attended the doubleheader. Michigan posted a 79-72 win on the hardwood, and a 6-3 victory in hockey.
The doubleheader features conference competition on an annual basis in late January or early February, with nine different Big Ten institutions competing in men's basketball and/or hockey from 2016-19.
On Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, Minnesota will entertain the Buckeyes on the court, while Michigan State will host Minnesota on the ice. In 2019, Maryland will face Illinois in men's basketball. The 2019 hockey matchup, times for 2017 and 2018 and date and times for 2019 will be announced at a later date.
In Dec. 2014, the Big Ten announced an extensive agreement with Madison Square Garden to feature the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament in New York City for the first time in 2018, along with men's basketball and hockey doubleheaders from 2016 through 2019 and a significant branding presence both inside and outside the building.