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Complete 2013-14 men's basketball schedule revealed


Aug 28, 2013

Wisconsin 2013-14 Schedule Get    Acrobat  Reader  |  Season Ticket Info

MADISON, Wis. -- The Big Ten Conference announced the complete 2013-14 league schedule on Wednesday, including the 18 Big Ten dates for the Badgers. Wisconsin will open the conference slate at Northwestern on Jan. 2 before hosting Iowa in the home opener on Jan. 5.

UW will have a home-and-home series with seven of the 11 other Big Ten teams, facing Michigan State and Ohio State only at the Kohl Center and Penn State and Nebraska on the road.

The season culminates March 13-16 with the 2014 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at Banker's Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Buy Tickets Season tickets will be on sale soon. General public fans will be able to select their seat location during the purchase process.

General Public
  Sept. 16 (8:30 a.m.)
  Sept. 18 (7:30 a.m.)

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A limited number of Wisconsin men's basketball season tickets are available for the 2013-14 season.  These season tickets will go on sale Monday, Sept. 16 at 8:30 a.m. at UWBadgers.com or by calling the Wisconsin Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800-GO-BADGERS. Fans will be able to select their specific season ticket location when purchasing online or over the phone.

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UW's 2013-14 schedule will feature a minimum of two CBS national appearances when Michigan State comes to the Kohl Center on Feb. 9 and also Feb. 16 when the Badgers travel to Michigan. Wisconsin will also be a part of ESPN's college basketball coverage nine times, including seven during conference play.

Since Bo Ryan took over as head coach at Wisconsin, the Badgers own the best conference record in the Big Ten, going 144-60 (.706) over the last 12 seasons. Ryan's .706 win percentage in Big Ten play is the highest mark in conference history among coaches with at least 10 years of experience.

Wisconsin has finished among the top four in the Big Ten for each of Bo Ryan's 12 seasons in Madison. That streak of 12-straight top-four finishes is the Big Ten's longest in 80 years and the second-longest of all-time. The Badgers have won 10 or more conference games in 11 of the last 12 seasons.

2014 Schedule Notes
Nov. 8 vs. St. John's (The Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, S.D.)
The Badgers and Red Storm will open the 2013-14 season at a neutral site, playing the first-ever Division I college basketball game on the new Heritage Court ... UW is 3-0 all-time against St. John's with the last meeting coming in the 2002 NCAA Tournament during Bo Ryan's first season at Wisconsin

Nov. 12 vs. Florida (Kohl Center)
The rematch of last season's non-conference showdown when Florida claimed a 74-56 win in Gainesville ... the Gators have not played in Madison since 1967

Nov. 26-27 at Cancun Challenge (Aventura Palace resort)
Following two home games against Bowling Green and Oral Roberts, the Badgers will play a pair of games in Mexico as part of the Cancun Challenge ... UW will take on Saint Louis and then face West Virginia or Old Dominion in the championship or consolation game ... this will mark Wisconsin's first-ever game in Mexico

Dec. 4 at Virginia (John Paul Jones Arena)
UW will to avenge a 66-56 home loss to Virginia in the 2012 Big Ten/ACC Challenge when it travels to Charlottesville for the 2013 Challenge ... the Badgers are 6-8 all time in Challenge games

Dec. 7 vs. Marquette (Kohl Center)
Wisconsin and Marquette have played in each of the last 27 years and 119 times overall ... MU has won each of the last two meetings, but overall the Badgers and Golden Eagles have split the last eight matchups

Jan. 2 at Northwestern (Welsh-Ryan Arena) and Jan. 29 vs. Northwestern (Kohl Center)
UW will be looking to win its 12th-consecutive Big Ten opener ... UW won the only meeting in 2013, 69-41, at Welsh-Ryan Arena ... the Badgers have won six straight games overall in the series ... Wisconsin owns a streak of 14 consecutive home wins against the Wildcats, including a perfect 13-0 mark at the Kohl Center

Jan. 5 vs. Iowa (Kohl Center) and Feb. 22 at Iowa (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)
Wisconsin and Iowa split their two games last season, each winning at home ... Over the last five meetings, the winning team's average margin of victory has been just 3.8 points and none have been decided by more than seven points ... UW has won 14 of the previous 19 meetings ... Iowa leads the all-time series 79-78

Jan. 8 vs. Illinois (Kohl Center) and Feb. 4 at Illinois (Assembly Hall)
UW swept the season series with Illinois last season for the second year in a row ... Badgers have won five straight overall in this series ... Illinois is one of just two Big Ten teams with more than two wins (three) at the Kohl Center during the Bo Ryan era

Jan. 14 at Indiana (Assembly Hall) and Feb. 25 vs. Indiana (Kohl Center)
The Badgers posted their 12th-consecutive win over Indiana, equaling the longest win streak against
the Hoosiers in the history of Indiana basketball. Purdue also tallied 12 straight wins over Indiana from 1908 to 1914 ... UW's win streak includes five straight wins at Assembly Hall, the longest win streak by any opponent in that building

Jan. 18 vs. Michigan (Kohl Center) and Feb. 16 at Michigan (Crisler Arena)
Wisconsin swept both meetings with Michigan last season, with one meeting coming at the 2013 Big Ten Tournament ... the Badgers have won 12 of the last 13 contests with the Wolverines ... UW has won 11 straight home games vs. the Wolverines dating back to 1999

Jan. 22 at Minnesota (Williams Arena) and Feb. 13 vs. Minnesota (Kohl Center)
Wisconsin and Minnesota will meet for the 191st and 192nd times ... the border rivals split a pair of games last season, with each protecting its home court ... UW has won four of the last five games against the Gophers and three of the last eight meetings in this series have gone to overtime

Jan. 25 at Purdue (Mackey Arena) and March 5 vs. Purdue (Kohl Center)
Purdue (10-8) is the only Big Ten team to own a winning record against Bo Ryan-led UW teams ... The Boilermakers won in the only matchup last season, 69-56, at the Kohl Center ... Purdue is one of just two Big Ten teams with more than two wins (three) at the Kohl Center during the Bo Ryan era

Feb. 1 vs. Ohio State (Kohl Center)
OSU took two of three meetings against UW last season, including the rubber match in the championship game of the 2013 Big Ten Tournament ... the Badgers handed Ohio State its most lop-sided loss of the season a year ago with a 71-49 win at the Kohl Center ... the home team has won seven of the last nine meetings in this series ... Wisconsin and Ohio State will meet only once in 2014

Feb. 9 vs. Michigan State (Kohl Center)
Michigan State took both games from Wisconsin in 2012-13, sweeping the season series for the second-consecutive season ... UW is 13-10 vs. the Spartans under Bo Ryan, but MSU has won each of the last five meetings ... Wisconsin and Michigan State will meet only once in 2014

March 2 at Penn State (Bryce Jordan Center)
The Badgers swept the 2013 season series with Penn State, including a 63-60 buzzer-beating win at the Bryce Jordan Center ... the Badgers have won 17 of the last 19 meetings overall with PSU ... Wisconsin and PSU will meet just once in the 2014 regular season

March 9 at Nebraska (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
The Badgers swept the season series with Nebraska last year and are a perfect 3-0 against the Huskers since NU joined the Big Ten ... this game will mark the Badgers first contest in the brand new Pinnacle Bank Arena and will be the teams' only 2014 regular-season meeting

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