The Big Ten basketball schedule features 2 games for Saturday, January 22.

However, the action got started on Friday night. No. 14 Michigan State beat No. 8 Wisconsin on the road 86-74. The Spartans were led by Malik Hall’s 14 points and 8 rebounds. Five different Michigan State players scored in double figures.

Maryland also pounded No. 17 Illinois 81-65 Friday night. Alfonso Plummer scored a Terrapins-high 18 points in the win.

Saturday’s Nebraska at Ohio State game was postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the Husker program. Nebraska fell below the Big Ten roster minimum; so, the game had to be postponed.

However, 2 other games happen Saturday.

Big Ten basketball games (Saturday, January 22)

  • Rutgers Scarlet Knights (11-6, 5-2) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (10-5, 1-5), 12 p.m. ET (Big Ten Network)
  • Penn State Nittany Lions (8-7, 3-4) at Iowa Hawkeyes (13-5, 3-4), 4:30 p.m. ET (Big Ten Network)