Ohio State Men’s Basketball Announces Big Ten Schedule

By August 23, 2019 (12:19 pm)Basketball, Joe Dempsey
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The Ohio State men’s basketball program announced its Big Ten schedule for the 2019-20 season, which includes a tough nonconference slate.

The Buckeyes open their Big Ten slate against Penn State on Dec. 7 at the Schottenstein Center, followed by a trip to Minnesota to take on the Golden Gophers on Dec. 15.

The Scarlet and Gray enter season No. 108 for the program in the Big Ten. It will be the second season where the regular-season conference title will be determined following a 20-game schedule, where they face 10 Big Ten foes at home and 10 on the road.

Ohio State will play Minnesota, Indiana, Michigan, Penn State, Maryland, Wisconsin and Nebraska for home-and-home series. And the Buckeyes play Iowa, Michigan State and Northwestern only on the road. Illinois, Purdue and Rutgers will oppose Ohio State only in Columbus.

After kicking off the Big Ten season with victories against Wisconsin on the road and Michigan at home in Dec. 2017 and wins over Minnesota at home and Illinois on the road last season, the Buckeyes will strive for another hot start in conference action.

Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann enters his third season at the helm in Columbus following a 25-9 overall record in 2017-18 and a 20-15 ledger in 2018-19, advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tourney both years. The Buckeyes defeated South Dakota State before falling to Gonzaga in the 2018 West Regional in Boise, Idaho.

With 19 regular-season games against 13 teams that advanced to postseason play in 2019, Ohio State’s schedule presents challenges against top programs.

Fifteen games are scheduled against 2019 NCAA Tournament teams (Maryland-2, Minnesota-2, Michigan State-1, Michigan-2, Wisconsin-2, Villanova-1, Purdue-1, Cincinnati-1, Iowa-1, Kentucky-1, North Carolina-1), while the Buckeyes have four contests against 2019 NIT squads (Indiana-2, Nebraska-2).

The annual Big Ten Tournament will be contested in Indianapolis in 2020.

Game times and television designations will be announced at a later date for the upcoming season.

Oct. 30vs. Cedarville (Exhibition)ColumbusTBATBA
Nov. 6vs. CincinnatiColumbusTBATBA
Nov. 10vs. UMass-LowellColumbusTBATBA
Nov. 13vs. VillanovaColumbusTBATBA
Nov. 18vs. StetsonColumbusTBATBA
Nov. 22vs. Purdue Fort-WayneColumbusTBATBA
Nov. 25vs. Kent StateColumbus (St. John Arena)TBATBA
Nov. 29vs. Morgan StateColumbusTBATBA
Dec. 4at North CarolinaChapel Hill, N.C.TBATBA
Dec. 7vs. Penn StateColumbusTBATBA
Dec. 15at MinnesotaMinneapolisTBATBA
Dec. 17vs. Southeast MissouriColumbusTBATBA
Dec. 21vs. KentuckyLas VegasTBATBA
Dec. 29vs. West VirginiaClevelandTBATBA
Jan. 3vs. WisconsinColumbusTBATBA
Jan. 7at MarylandCollege Park, Md.TBATBA
Jan. 11at IndianaBloomington, Ind.TBATBA
Jan. 14vs. NebraskaColumbusTBATBA
Jan. 18at Penn StateUniversity Park, Pa.TBATBA
Jan. 23vs. MinnesotaColumbusTBATBA
Jan. 26at NorthwesternEvanston, Ill.TBATBA
Feb. 1vs. IndianaColumbusTBATBA
Feb. 4at MichiganAnn Arbor, Mich.TBATBA
Feb. 9at WisconsinMadison, Wis.TBATBA
Feb. 12vs. RutgersColumbusTBATBA
Feb. 15PurdueColumbusTBATBA
Feb. 20at IowaIowa CityTBATBA
Feb. 23vs. MarylandColumbusTBATBA
Feb. 27at NebraskaLincoln, Neb.TBATBA
March 1vs. MichiganColumbusTBATBA
March 5vs. IllinoisColumbusTBATBA
March 8at Michigan StateEast Lansing, Mich.TBATBA
March 11-15Big Ten TournamentIndianapolisTBATBA

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