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Michigan at Barn to kick off Gophers' Big Ten basketball slate

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The Big Ten Conference is out with the 2013-14 men's basketball schedule.

The Minnesota Gophers open back-to-back home games, with Michigan at Williams Arena on Jan. 2, followed by Purdue on Jan. 5.

Other highlights include a nationally-televised home game against Ohio State on Jan. 16. The other conference game on national TV pits the Gophers at Wisconsin on Feb. 13.

Minnesota only plays conference powers Indiana and Michigan State once.

The Gophers play 18 conference games in all, with nine at home. Complete TV assignments will be announced at a later date, according to

Minnesota opens the non-conference portion of their schedule with four of their first five games at Williams Arena, including the season-opening game against Lehigh University on Nov. 8.

The full Big Ten slate is right here.

Games that involve only the Gophers is right here:

Jan. 2 - Michigan at Minnesota - 6 p.m.

Jan. 5 - Purdue at Minnesota - TBA

Jan. 8 - Minnesota at Penn State - 6 p.m.

Jan. 11 - Minnesota at Michigan State - 1:15 p.m.

Jan. 16 - Ohio State at Minnesota - 8 p.m.

Jan. 19 - Minnesota at Iowa - noon

Jan. 22 - Wisconsin at Minnesota - 8 p.m.

Jan. 26 - Minnesota at Nebraska - 5 p.m.

Feb. 1 - Northwestern at Minnesota - 1 p.m.

Feb. 5 - Minnesota at Purdue - 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 8 - Indiana at Minnesota - 7:15 p.m.

Feb. 13 - Minnesota at Wisconsin - 8 p.m.

Feb. 16 - Minnesota at Northwestern - 5 p.m.

Feb. 19 - Illinois at Minnesota - 8 p.m.

Feb. 22 - Minnesota at Ohio State - 5 or 7 p.m.

Feb. 25 - Iowa at Minnesota - 6 p.m.

March 1 - Minnesota at Michigan - 5 p.m.

March 8 or 9 - Penn State at Minnesota - TBD

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