Sept. 7, 2011
Sixty-four Big Ten men's basketball conference games will appear on BTN during the 2011-12 regular season, marking the fifth consecutive year that every regular-season conference game will be nationally broadcast.
Combined with the 44 games appearing on CBS, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU that the Big Ten announced yesterday, the conference's latest media agreements result in more than 100 conference games appearing on national networks for the coming season.
BTN will carry the first game of the conference season as Illinois hosts Minnesota at 7:30 p.m. ET on Dec. 27. BTN will typically air one game on Tuesday nights, before or after the start of the ESPN game that same evening. BTN will also broadcast Super Wednesday doubleheaders with games typically starting at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. ET. BTN will also carry games on Thursdays and frequent Saturday and Sunday doubleheaders throughout the season.
The Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament will be held Thursday, March 8, through Sunday, March 11, at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. With the expansion of the Big Ten to 12 teams, the tournament will feature 11 games for the first time in history. All games will be broadcast nationally on ESPN, ESPN2, BTN and CBS Sports. BTN will carry the first two games on Thursday and the two primetime contests on Friday.
The BTN broadcast and full 2011-12 Big Ten men's basketball conference schedules can be found by clicking the links at the top of this page.