Penn State Basketball 2019-20 Conference Schedule Announced

By Nick Polak on August 23, 2019 at 1:40 pm
Jan 19, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions forward Lamar Stevens (11) reacts after scoring during the first half against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Williams Arena. Mandatory Credit: Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports
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I know you've heard it 1,000 times before, but this really could be the season that Penn State Basketball reaches new heights. Lamar Stevens, Mike Watkins, and company will have to be at their best to get the Lions back to the NCAA Tournament, but the projected roster looks like it could be one of the best under Pat Chambers.

But the games aren't played on paper, and the Big Ten conference always presents its fair share of challenges. With the release of the full Big Ten schedule on Friday, Penn State now knows the conference schedule they will have to navigate their way through. Check it out below.

2019-2020 Penn State Conference Schedule
Date Opponent
Saturday, December 7 at Ohio State
Tuesday, December 10 MARYLAND
Saturday, January 4 IOWA**
Tuesday, January 7 at Rutgers
Saturday, January 11 WISCONSIN
Wednesday. January 15 at Minnesota
Saturday, January 18 OHIO STATE
Wednesday, January 22 at Michigan
Wednesday, January 29 INDIANA
Saturday, February 1 at Nebraska
Tuesday, February 4 at Michigan State
Saturday, February 8 MINNESOTA
Tuesday, February 11 at Purdue
Saturday, February 15 NORTHWESTERN
Tuesday, February 18 ILLINOIS
Sunday, February 23 at Indiana
Wednesday, February 26 RUTGERS
Saturday, February 29 at Iowa
Tuesday, March 3 MICHIGAN STATE
Saturday, March 7 at Northwestern
Wed-Sun, March 11-15 B1G Conference Tournament

**The January 4th game against Iowa will be played at the Palestra in Philadelphia.

Penn State will have home and away contests against Ohio State, Iowa, Rutgers, Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota, and Northwestern. They will see Maryland, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue, and Illinois only once each during the regular season.

Michigan State, Maryland, Purdue, Ohio State, Illinois, and Wisconsin will all be contenders for the first top-25 of the college basketball season. Thankfully, the Nittany Lions' schedule seems to be devoid of any ridiculously tough stretches, and the spacing out of these teams on the schedule is a big part of that.

Stick with Roar Lions Roar as we continue to approach basketball season and we ramp up our coverage of what could very well be Penn State's first NCAA tournament team since 2011. 

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