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Badger women play Big Ten opener in early December

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For the first time, the Wisconsin women's basketball team will play its Big Ten opener during the middle of its non-conference run.

The league announced its schedule Tuesday, and the Badgers will play at Ohio State on Dec. 6.

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It's the earliest Big Ten start in Wisconsin women's history. It's also one of four conference games to be shown Dec. 6 on the Big Ten Network, giving fans a nationally-televised sneak preview of the league.

The Badgers will play their home conference opener on Dec. 28 against Michigan State, after their non-league schedule is finished.

Once again this year, the Big Ten has an unbalanced 18-game regular season. Wisconsin will play Minnesota and Northwestern only once.

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