Northwestern Men’s Basketball’s Big Ten Conference schedule was released today. While the matchups have been known for a while, today the specific schedule dates were released.

Northwestern opens their conference schedule at Nebraska on Wednesday December 30, and open at home against Maryland on Saturday January 2nd. Maryland could ranked as high as No. 1 when the Wildcats face them in their home opener.

The Wildcats’ schedule starts out tough as after bouts with Nebraska and Maryland they take on Ohio State, travel to Minnesota and then face Wisconsin at home.

The ‘Cats take on both 2014 Big Ten Final Four teams in January taking on Wisconsin on Tuesday January 12 and Michigan State on Thursday January 28.

Northwestern has a chance to finish the season strong, as they close out vs. Rutgers, at Penn State and vs. Nebraska.