Here are Michigan's Big Ten opponents for 2021-22 basketball season
Michigan’s path to repeat as Big Ten regular-season champs has been laid out.
The Big Ten released its conference matchups for the 2021-22 season on Thursday and for the fourth straight year, the league will have a 20-game conference schedule. Every team will play seven opponents twice and six opponents once.
Michigan will host Maryland, Minnesota and Northwestern at Crisler Center and will have single-play road games at Indiana, Penn State and Wisconsin.
In addition to the protected rivalry with Michigan State, the Wolverines will have a home-and-away series with Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio State, Purdue and Rutgers.
The Big Ten will play two early conference games — one home and one away — in early December, with the rest of the slate beginning after the New Year.
Michigan went 14-3 in league play last season — three games were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic — and edged out Illinois by win percentage to claim the Big Ten regular-season title, the program’s first since 2014. The Wolverines also reached the conference tournament semifinals and advanced to the Elite Eight under second-year coach Juwan Howard.
Matchup dates, game times and TV designations will be announced at a later date.
MICHIGAN’S 2021-22 BIG TEN OPPONENTS
► Home: Maryland, Minnesota, Northwestern
► Away: Indiana, Penn State, Wisconsin
► Home/Away: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers