Payton Willis Gophers

Mar 1, 2020; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Minnesota Gophers guard Payton Willis (0) handles the ball against Wisconsin Badgers forward Micah Potter (11) and guard Trevor Anderson (center)at Kohl Center. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

The schedule for Ben Johnson’s debut season as head coach of the Minnesota Gophers men’s basketball team is set.

Following an exhibition against Concordia-St. Paul on Nov. 1, the Gophers will open the regular season Nov. 9 against the Kansas City Roos at Williams Arena.

The Gophers will battle Western Kentucky as part of the Asheville Championship on Nov. 13, and either South Carolina or Princeton two days later.

As part of the ACC/Big Ten challenge, Minnesota will take on Pittsburgh on the road Nov. 30.

The Gophers will begin conference play Dec. 8 against Michigan State at home, followed by a road tilt against Michigan on Dec. 11. Minnesota will play 20 contests against Big Ten foes before the regular season concludes March 6 vs. Northwestern.

Minnesota takes on rival Wisconsin twice -- Jan. 30 on the road and Feb. 23 at home.

The Big Ten tournament will be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis from March 9-13.

For a closer look at the team’s 2021-22 schedule, click here.