Gophers given daunting 5-game finish to Big Ten play

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota men’s basketball team faces a daunting five-game finish to Big Ten play, with trips to Indiana, Wisconsin and Purdue and home games against Michigan State and Iowa.

The Big Ten revealed Wednesday the 2017-18 schedule , which was condensed by one week because the conference tournament in New York is earlier than usual: Feb. 28 through March 4. As a result, the Gophers will host Rutgers on Dec. 3 and play at Nebraska on Dec. 5.

The Gophers announced Tuesday their 13-game nonconference schedule, starting Nov. 10 against South Carolina Upstate. They’ll play eight times before that two-game Big Ten swing, then five more times in December before resuming conference play Jan. 3 against Illinois.

Maryland, Michigan and Wisconsin do not visit Minnesota this season.