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1978-79 Big Ten Conference Schedule and Results

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Record: 177-121, .594 W-L% (20th of 25) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
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Regular Season Champion: Iowa, Michigan State and Purdue

NCAA Tournament: 2 (Iowa and Michigan State)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Indiana, Michigan and Michigan State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Iowa, Michigan State and Purdue)

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90 Games

Conference games only
Date Visitor/Neutral PTS Home/Neutral PTS OT Notes
Thu, Jan 4, 1979 Illinois 65 Indiana 61
Thu, Jan 4, 1979 Minnesota 75 Michigan 88
Thu, Jan 4, 1979 Wisconsin 55 Michigan State 84
Thu, Jan 4, 1979 Iowa 65 Northwestern 57
Thu, Jan 4, 1979 Purdue 71 Ohio State 75
Sat, Jan 6, 1979 Purdue 54 Indiana 63
Sat, Jan 6, 1979 Iowa 85 Michigan 79
Sat, Jan 6, 1979 Minnesota 62 Michigan State 69
Sat, Jan 6, 1979 Illinois 74 Northwestern 56
Sat, Jan 6, 1979 Wisconsin 71 Ohio State 82
Thu, Jan 11, 1979 Michigan State 55 Illinois 57
Thu, Jan 11, 1979 Ohio State 72 Iowa 67
Thu, Jan 11, 1979 Indiana 63 Minnesota 80
Thu, Jan 11, 1979 Michigan 67 Purdue 77
Thu, Jan 11, 1979 Northwestern 82 Wisconsin 95
Sat, Jan 13, 1979 Ohio State 69 Illinois 66 OT
Sat, Jan 13, 1979 Indiana 61 Iowa 90
Sat, Jan 13, 1979 Northwestern 58 Minnesota 60
Sat, Jan 13, 1979 Michigan State 50 Purdue 52
Sat, Jan 13, 1979 Michigan 66 Wisconsin 77
Date Visitor/Neutral PTS Home/Neutral PTS OT Notes
Thu, Jan 18, 1979 Indiana 58 Michigan State 82
Thu, Jan 18, 1979 Michigan 53 Northwestern 51
Thu, Jan 18, 1979 Minnesota 80 Ohio State 83
Thu, Jan 18, 1979 Iowa 56 Purdue 46
Thu, Jan 18, 1979 Illinois 81 Wisconsin 74
Sat, Jan 20, 1979 Purdue 69 Illinois 57
Sat, Jan 20, 1979 Northwestern 45 Indiana 74
Sat, Jan 20, 1979 Ohio State 78 Michigan 69
Sat, Jan 20, 1979 Iowa 72 Michigan State 83 OT
Sat, Jan 20, 1979 Wisconsin 72 Minnesota 82
Thu, Jan 25, 1979 Wisconsin 61 Indiana 82
Thu, Jan 25, 1979 Illinois 52 Iowa 58
Thu, Jan 25, 1979 Michigan State 48 Michigan 49
Thu, Jan 25, 1979 Purdue 64 Minnesota 61
Thu, Jan 25, 1979 Northwestern 61 Ohio State 73
Sat, Jan 27, 1979 Michigan 56 Illinois 54
Sat, Jan 27, 1979 Minnesota 64 Iowa 81
Sat, Jan 27, 1979 Michigan State 65 Northwestern 83
Sat, Jan 27, 1979 Indiana 63 Ohio State 66 OT
Sat, Jan 27, 1979 Wisconsin 60 Purdue 73
Date Visitor/Neutral PTS Home/Neutral PTS OT Notes
Thu, Feb 1, 1979 Minnesota 57 Illinois 67
Thu, Feb 1, 1979 Michigan 62 Indiana 68
Thu, Feb 1, 1979 Ohio State 79 Michigan State 84 OT
Thu, Feb 1, 1979 Purdue 68 Northwestern 58
Thu, Feb 1, 1979 Iowa 70 Wisconsin 64
Sat, Feb 3, 1979 Ohio State 62 Indiana 70
Sat, Feb 3, 1979 Illinois 65 Michigan 74
Sat, Feb 3, 1979 Northwestern 50 Michigan State 61
Sat, Feb 3, 1979 Iowa 97 Minnesota 71
Sat, Feb 3, 1979 Purdue 54 Wisconsin 48
Thu, Feb 8, 1979 Michigan State 60 Iowa 57
Thu, Feb 8, 1979 Indiana 82 Northwestern 57
Thu, Feb 8, 1979 Michigan 60 Ohio State 63
Thu, Feb 8, 1979 Illinois 65 Purdue 71
Thu, Feb 8, 1979 Minnesota 74 Wisconsin 72
Sat, Feb 10, 1979 Wisconsin 65 Iowa 79
Sat, Feb 10, 1979 Indiana 59 Michigan 60
Sat, Feb 10, 1979 Illinois 59 Minnesota 57
Sat, Feb 10, 1979 Michigan State 73 Ohio State 57
Sat, Feb 10, 1979 Northwestern 64 Purdue 76
Date Visitor/Neutral PTS Home/Neutral PTS OT Notes
Thu, Feb 15, 1979 Wisconsin 64 Illinois 81
Thu, Feb 15, 1979 Michigan State 59 Indiana 47
Thu, Feb 15, 1979 Purdue 72 Iowa 75
Thu, Feb 15, 1979 Northwestern 67 Michigan 78
Thu, Feb 15, 1979 Ohio State 74 Minnesota 68
Sat, Feb 17, 1979 Iowa 67 Illinois 53
Sat, Feb 17, 1979 Michigan 57 Michigan State 80
Sat, Feb 17, 1979 Ohio State 88 Northwestern 73
Sat, Feb 17, 1979 Minnesota 56 Purdue 80
Sat, Feb 17, 1979 Indiana 68 Wisconsin 62 OT
Thu, Feb 22, 1979 Iowa 62 Indiana 64
Thu, Feb 22, 1979 Wisconsin 66 Michigan 65
Thu, Feb 22, 1979 Purdue 67 Michigan State 73
Thu, Feb 22, 1979 Minnesota 73 Northwestern 71 OT
Thu, Feb 22, 1979 Illinois 55 Ohio State 73
Sat, Feb 24, 1979 Minnesota 46 Indiana 71
Sat, Feb 24, 1979 Purdue 67 Michigan 59
Sat, Feb 24, 1979 Illinois 62 Michigan State 76
Sat, Feb 24, 1979 Wisconsin 72 Northwestern 70
Sat, Feb 24, 1979 Iowa 83 Ohio State 68
Date Visitor/Neutral PTS Home/Neutral PTS OT Notes
Thu, Mar 1, 1979 Northwestern 71 Illinois 64
Thu, Mar 1, 1979 Michigan 61 Iowa 53
Thu, Mar 1, 1979 Michigan State 76 Minnesota 63
Thu, Mar 1, 1979 Indiana 48 Purdue 55
Thu, Mar 1, 1979 Ohio State 73 Wisconsin 76
Sat, Mar 3, 1979 Indiana 72 Illinois 60
Sat, Mar 3, 1979 Northwestern 64 Iowa 95
Sat, Mar 3, 1979 Michigan 69 Minnesota 78
Sat, Mar 3, 1979 Ohio State 66 Purdue 74
Sat, Mar 3, 1979 Michigan State 81 Wisconsin 83