MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota's 2002-03 men's basketball schedule includes seven appearances on national TV.
The Golden Gophers, who open Nov. 24 at home against UNC-Asheville, play host to Georgia on Nov. 30 and Georgia Tech on Dec. 4 as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. That game is on ESPN, as is Minnesota's matchup at Williams Arena against Texas Tech on Dec. 28. They play at Oregon, which advanced to the final eight of the NCAA tournament last year, on Fox Sports Net on Dec. 22.
"It's the toughest nonconference schedule we've played since I've been here," said coach Dan Monson, entering his fourth season.
Conference games scheduled to be shown on ESPN are Jan. 7 against Illinois and Mar. 4 at Indiana. The Gophers play on ESPN2 against Michigan State Jan. 18 and on CBS against Wisconsin on Mar. 2.
Fri., Nov. 8: Minnesota State, Mankato (exhibition), 7 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 17: Team Nike (exhibition), 7 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 24: UNC-Asheville, 1 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 30: Georgia, 1 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 4: Georgia Tech, 6 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 6: Bethune-Cookman, 7 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 8: at Nebraska, 2 p.m.
Tue., Dec. 10: Arkansas-Little Rock, 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 14: Fairleigh Dickinson, 1 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 22: at Oregon, time TBA
Sat., Dec. 28: Texas Tech, 1 p.m.
Thu., Jan. 2: Oral Roberts, 5 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 4: Sacred Heart, 1 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 15: at Wisconsin, 7 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 18: Michigan State, 1 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 22: at Michigan, 7 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 25: Northwestern, 7 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 29: at Penn State, 7 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 1: Michigan, 1:30 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 5: at Ohio State, 7 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 8: Purdue, 1:30 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 12: Iowa, 7 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 19: at Northwestern, 7 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 22: Penn State, 7 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 26: at Michigan State, 6 p.m.
Sun., Mar. 2: Wisconsin, 1 p.m.
Tue., Mar. 4: at Indiana, 6 p.m.
Sat., Mar. 8 or Sun, Mar. 9: at Illinois, time TBA
Thu., Mar. 13 through Sun., Mar. 16: Big Ten tournament in Chicago
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