Michigan to face Iowa in Big Ten basketball opener
The men's basketball team at the University of Michigan will open the Big Ten schedule against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Carver-Hawkeye Arena Jan. 1.
The 18-game conference schedule includes four single games at Crisler Center, beginning with a Jan. 4 contest with Penn State. The remaining games in Ann Arbor will all be Saturday games against Maryland on Jan. 7, Ohio State on Feb. 4 and Purdue on Feb. 25.
After playing only once the last two seasons, U-M and Michigan State resume the traditional home-and-home series in 2017. The two-game set begins with the Wolverines in East Lansing on Jan. 29, at the Breslin Center followed with a quick rematch nine days later Feb. 7, at Crisler Center.
The Wolverines' other four home-and-home series will be with Illinois (Jan. 11 road; Jan. 21 home), Indiana (Jan. 26 home; Feb. 12 road), Nebraska (Jan. 14 home, March 5 road) and Wisconsin (Jan. 17 road, Feb. 16 home).