Ohio State Announces 26-Game Schedule For Men’s Basketball

By November 18, 2020 (5:32 pm)Basketball

With the season’s genesis just one week away, Ohio State announced its 26-game schedule for men’s basketball. 

The Buckeyes announced a 20-game Big Ten schedule, which starts nearly three weeks into the campaign on Dec. 16 at Purdue.

Ohio State will start the season against Illinois State at home at 2 p.m. on Nov. 25. The Buckeyes will make their Covelli Center debut on Nov. 29 for a matchup with UMass-Lowell at 4 p.m. [The Covelli Center is home to Ohio State wrestling, gymnastics, and volleyball.]

Ahead of the Big Ten slate, the Buckeyes take on Morehead State at home on Dec. 2 at 5 p.m., Alabama A&M at home on Dec. 5, and a road trip to Notre Dame on Dec. 8 at Notre Dame as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. 

Perhaps the most marquee match of the Buckeyes’ nonconference slate is a showdown with North Carolina as part of the CBS Sports Classic in Cleveland on Dec. 19.

Ohio State’s conference slate spans from Dec. 16-March 6 featuring home-and-home series with Purdue, Rutgers, Penn State, Michigan State, Iowa, and Illinois. The conference home opener for the Scarlet and Gray is Dec. 23 against Rutgers.

What follows is Ohio State’s full men’s basketball schedule:


25 – Illinois State (2 p.m., ESPN2 or ESPNU)

29 – UMass-Lowell (4 p.m., BTN)


2 – Morehead State (5 p.m., BTN)

5 – Alabama A&M (TBD, BTN or BTN+)

8 – at Notre Dame (ACC-Big Ten Challenge)

16 – at Purdue

19 – North Carolina (CBS Sports Classic, Cleveland)

23 – Rutgers

26 – at Northwestern

30 – Nebraska


3 – at Minnesota

6 – Penn State

9 – at Rutgers

13 – Northwestern

16 – at Illinois

23 – at Wisconsin

27 – Purdue

31 – Michigan State


4 – at Iowa

8 or 9 – at Maryland

13 – Indiana

18 – at Penn State

21 – Michigan

25 – at Michigan State

28 – Iowa


6 – Illinois

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