ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Big Ten announced the start times and television designations for the 2023-24 men’s basketball conference schedule on Tuesday, which include all 140 contests set to be broadcast nationally. The conference also revealed tip times and network assignments for select non-conference games.
The Big Ten Conference season begins on Dec. 1, with 12 conference games played between Dec. 1-10. Following a break in conference play, Big Ten action will resume on Jan. 2.
Conference play will build up to the 2024 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, set for March 13-17 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, marking the first time the city will host the event. All 14 teams will advance to the tournament, with two first-round games slated for Wednesday, March 13. The top four teams will receive first- and second-round byes and advance to the quarterfinals on Friday, March 15.
The 2023 basketball season marks the first with a new set of broadcast partners that will deliver exciting matchups to fans across broadcast, cable and direct-to-consumer platforms. In addition to broadcast platforms CBS and FOX, the Big Ten Network and FS1 will continue to carry games on cable networks. NBCUniversal’s direct-to-consumer platform, Peacock, will also carry Big Ten games live for the first time.
The Big Ten Network will open its conference schedule on Friday, Dec. 1, as Maryland visits Indiana at 7 p.m. ET, followed by a meeting between Purdue and Northwestern in Evanston, Ill. at 9 p.m. ET.
Peacock’s initial conference games take place on Tuesday, Dec. 5, with Michigan State playing host to Wisconsin and Indiana visiting Michigan. Games are scheduled for 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., respectively.
FOX Sports will debut conference action this season with Illinois making the trip to Purdue on Jan. 5 at 8:30 p.m. ET on FS1.
CBS Sports will present a total of 15 Big Ten games on CBS and Paramount+, including its first conference match-up of the season with Maryland hosting Michigan State on Jan. 21 at 12 p.m. ET.
Peacock will televise the opening two games of the 2024 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, with second-round and quarterfinal games on Thursday and Friday slated for Big Ten Network. For the 27th consecutive year, CBS Sports will broadcast the semifinals and championship game on CBS, with those games also streaming live on Paramount+.
All Big Ten Network, FOX, and FS1 on-air games will also be streamed nationwide via the web, smartphones, tablets and connected devices on the FOX Sports App. CBS Sports’ broadcast coverage will be available to stream live on Paramount+. Games broadcast on Peacock will be available exclusively on the platform.