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1980-81 Big Ten Conference Schedule and Results

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Record: 174-118, .596 W-L% (3rd of 29) (Schedule and Results)
*Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.
SRS: 11.75 (1st of 29) ▪ SOS: 8.87 (1st of 29)

Regular Season Champion: Indiana

NCAA Tournament: 3 (Illinois, Indiana and Iowa)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Indiana, Iowa and Ohio State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Illinois, Indiana and Iowa)

90 Games

Conference games only
Date Visitor/Neutral PTS Home/Neutral PTS OT Notes
Mon, Jan 5, 1981 Michigan 74 Purdue 81
Thu, Jan 8, 1981 Michigan State 43 Indiana 55
Thu, Jan 8, 1981 Ohio State 58 Iowa 56
Thu, Jan 8, 1981 Wisconsin 60 Minnesota 76
Thu, Jan 8, 1981 Illinois 88 Northwestern 64
Sat, Jan 10, 1981 Illinois 61 Indiana 78
Sat, Jan 10, 1981 Michigan State 57 Iowa 65
Sat, Jan 10, 1981 Michigan 68 Minnesota 67
Sat, Jan 10, 1981 Wisconsin 48 Northwestern 50
Sat, Jan 10, 1981 Ohio State 65 Purdue 75
Thu, Jan 15, 1981 Purdue 65 Illinois 87
Thu, Jan 15, 1981 Indiana 52 Michigan 55 OT
Thu, Jan 15, 1981 Minnesota 86 Michigan State 77
Thu, Jan 15, 1981 Northwestern 69 Ohio State 81
Thu, Jan 15, 1981 Iowa 76 Wisconsin 66
Sat, Jan 17, 1981 Minnesota 76 Illinois 80
Sat, Jan 17, 1981 Iowa 73 Michigan 58
Sat, Jan 17, 1981 Northwestern 70 Michigan State 84
Sat, Jan 17, 1981 Purdue 71 Wisconsin 69
Sun, Jan 18, 1981 Indiana 67 Ohio State 60
Date Visitor/Neutral PTS Home/Neutral PTS OT Notes
Thu, Jan 22, 1981 Iowa 56 Indiana 53
Thu, Jan 22, 1981 Illinois 76 Michigan 80
Thu, Jan 22, 1981 Ohio State 76 Minnesota 63
Thu, Jan 22, 1981 Northwestern 50 Purdue 55
Thu, Jan 22, 1981 Michigan State 62 Wisconsin 63
Sat, Jan 24, 1981 Wisconsin 54 Illinois 45
Sat, Jan 24, 1981 Minnesota 60 Iowa 48
Sat, Jan 24, 1981 Indiana 93 Northwestern 56
Sat, Jan 24, 1981 Michigan 63 Ohio State 69
Sat, Jan 24, 1981 Michigan State 74 Purdue 68
Mon, Jan 26, 1981 Michigan 77 Northwestern 52
Thu, Jan 29, 1981 Purdue 67 Iowa 84
Thu, Jan 29, 1981 Illinois 71 Michigan State 70
Thu, Jan 29, 1981 Indiana 56 Minnesota 53 OT
Thu, Jan 29, 1981 Wisconsin 67 Ohio State 71
Sat, Jan 31, 1981 Iowa 66 Illinois 79
Sat, Jan 31, 1981 Purdue 61 Indiana 69
Sat, Jan 31, 1981 Ohio State 54 Michigan State 60
Sat, Jan 31, 1981 Northwestern 63 Minnesota 74
Sat, Jan 31, 1981 Michigan 74 Wisconsin 67
Date Visitor/Neutral PTS Home/Neutral PTS OT Notes
Thu, Feb 5, 1981 Ohio State 63 Illinois 82
Thu, Feb 5, 1981 Wisconsin 64 Indiana 89
Thu, Feb 5, 1981 Michigan State 77 Michigan 79
Thu, Feb 5, 1981 Iowa 76 Northwestern 65
Thu, Feb 5, 1981 Minnesota 59 Purdue 74
Sat, Feb 7, 1981 Illinois 66 Iowa 72
Sat, Feb 7, 1981 Wisconsin 64 Michigan 71
Sat, Feb 7, 1981 Minnesota 68 Northwestern 62
Sat, Feb 7, 1981 Michigan State 62 Ohio State 73
Sat, Feb 7, 1981 Indiana 66 Purdue 68
Thu, Feb 12, 1981 Northwestern 52 Indiana 86
Thu, Feb 12, 1981 Ohio State 105 Michigan 87
Thu, Feb 12, 1981 Purdue 63 Michigan State 48
Thu, Feb 12, 1981 Iowa 60 Minnesota 58
Thu, Feb 12, 1981 Illinois 84 Wisconsin 65
Sat, Feb 14, 1981 Northwestern 64 Iowa 82
Sat, Feb 14, 1981 Michigan 66 Michigan State 70
Sat, Feb 14, 1981 Purdue 72 Minnesota 92
Sat, Feb 14, 1981 Illinois 63 Ohio State 57
Sat, Feb 14, 1981 Indiana 59 Wisconsin 52
Date Visitor/Neutral PTS Home/Neutral PTS OT Notes
Thu, Feb 19, 1981 Michigan 64 Illinois 67
Thu, Feb 19, 1981 Indiana 65 Iowa 78
Thu, Feb 19, 1981 Wisconsin 65 Michigan State 74
Thu, Feb 19, 1981 Purdue 82 Northwestern 69
Thu, Feb 19, 1981 Minnesota 82 Ohio State 76
Sat, Feb 21, 1981 Michigan State 62 Illinois 82
Sat, Feb 21, 1981 Minnesota 63 Indiana 74
Sat, Feb 21, 1981 Northwestern 74 Michigan 70
Sat, Feb 21, 1981 Iowa 67 Purdue 62
Sat, Feb 21, 1981 Ohio State 63 Wisconsin 77
Thu, Feb 26, 1981 Ohio State 58 Indiana 74
Thu, Feb 26, 1981 Michigan 66 Iowa 69
Thu, Feb 26, 1981 Illinois 59 Minnesota 76
Thu, Feb 26, 1981 Michigan State 74 Northwestern 61
Thu, Feb 26, 1981 Wisconsin 61 Purdue 72
Sat, Feb 28, 1981 Michigan 83 Indiana 98
Sat, Feb 28, 1981 Wisconsin 75 Iowa 96
Sat, Feb 28, 1981 Michigan State 89 Minnesota 92
Sat, Feb 28, 1981 Ohio State 62 Northwestern 69
Sat, Feb 28, 1981 Illinois 81 Purdue 70
Date Visitor/Neutral PTS Home/Neutral PTS OT Notes
Thu, Mar 5, 1981 Indiana 69 Illinois 66
Thu, Mar 5, 1981 Minnesota 67 Michigan 83
Thu, Mar 5, 1981 Iowa 70 Michigan State 71
Thu, Mar 5, 1981 Purdue 92 Ohio State 93
Thu, Mar 5, 1981 Northwestern 57 Wisconsin 60
Sat, Mar 7, 1981 Northwestern 76 Illinois 98
Sat, Mar 7, 1981 Purdue 67 Michigan 61
Sat, Mar 7, 1981 Indiana 69 Michigan State 48
Sat, Mar 7, 1981 Iowa 70 Ohio State 78
Sat, Mar 7, 1981 Minnesota 58 Wisconsin 60