Ohio State Basketball 2018-19 Non-Conference Schedule Unveiled

Ohio State Basketball 2018-19 Non-Conference Schedule Unveiled

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Ohio State Basketball 2018-19 Non-Conference Schedule Unveiled


We now know the home and away Big Ten schedule for the Ohio State basketball team for the 2018-19 season.


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Ohio State Basketball Unveils Complete Non-Conference Schedule

The schedule for the 2018-19 Ohio State basketball team continues to come into focus. We were already aware of the Big Ten opponent breakdown that we released earlier this year, and we’ve been made aware of some other opponents in the non-conference throughout the spring.

But now, per a release from Ohio State, we now know the entire non-conference schedule.

From start to finish, the non-conference slate is a strong one. There’s a good mix of away, neutral and home games against some challenging teams that will test a young Buckeye squad prior to getting into the teeth of the Big Ten schedule.

The Buckeyes open up on the road against Cincinnati, play against UCLA In the CBS Sports Classic, and travel to Big East foe Creighton as a part of the Gavitt Games.

Also included in the schedule is a four-game home event called the Buckeye Classic that has OSU facing Purdue University Fort Wayne, South Carolina State, Samford and Cleveland State. The Cleveland State game takes place the day after Thanksgiving in venerable St. John Arena.

It’ll be Chris Holtmann’s second season at the helm of the Buckeye Program, and he knows the schedule presents challenge with opportunity.

“We are excited about the challenge of this non-conference schedule,” Holtmann said. “Our hope is that it prepares us for the grind of a 20-game Big Ten season.  We believe the schedule includes many exciting matchups that will be tremendous tests and games Buckeye Nation will enjoy.”

Here’s the complete rundown of the non-conference:

November

1             UNC Pembroke (exh.)

7             at Cincinnati

11           Purdue University Fort Wayne *

15           at Creighton #

18           South Carolina State *

20           Samford *

23           Cleveland State * (at St. John Arena)

28           Syracuse ^

December

15           Bucknell

18           Youngstown State

22           vs. UCLA ~

29           High Point 

* -Buckeye Basketball Classic, Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

# -2018 Gavitt Games, CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska

^ -Big Ten/ACC Challenge, Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

~ -CBSSports Classic, United Center, Chicago

 

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