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  • Ohio State men’s basketball team opens 2013-14 season at home Nov. 9

  • OSU releases it non-conference schedule today. The Big Ten schedule will be released later this summer.


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  • Thad Matta, entering his 10th season as head coach of the Ohio State men’s basketball team, announced the non-conference portion of the 2013-14 schedule this morning. The 18-game Big Ten Conference schedule will be released later this summer.
    Highlighting the non-league schedule will be home games vs. future Big Ten opponent Maryland and Ohio University, along with a neutral site game vs. Notre Dame on Dec. 21 at New York’s Madison Square Garden and a road game at Marquette on Nov. 16. The game vs. the Golden Eagles starts a home-and-home series. Marquette travels to Ohio State in 2014-15.
    Maryland, the alma mater of Ohio State assistant coach Dave Dickerson, will join the Big Ten starting in 2014-15.
    Ohio State and Marquette were scheduled to open the 2013-14 season on the USS Yorktown in the 2013 Carrier Classic in Mount Pleasant, S.C. The game was canceled when condensation on the court made conditions unplayable.
    The game vs. the Irish is part of the 2013 Gotham Classic. The Buckeyes will play home games vs. Bryant, North Dakota State and Delaware in the event before taking on Notre Dame.
    The 2013-14 season begins Nov. 9 vs. Morgan State followed by the intrastate contest vs. the Bobcats on Nov. 12. The Buckeyes are 17-4 all-time vs. Ohio University, the alma mater of Ohio State assistant coach Jeff Boals.
    The Buckeyes also will host Wyoming of the Mountain West Conference on Nov. 25.
    Ohio State will play four Big Ten teams once this season. Ohio State will travel to Indiana an Wisconsin and will play host to Michigan and Northwestern in single plays. The Buckeyes will play the remaining seven league schools both home and away.
    Once the conference schedule is announced, the final non-conference date will be finalized. Ohio State will play Louisiana-Monroe either Dec. 27 or 28.
    Game times with television designation will be announced later this summer.
    Also, 2013-14 season tickets for new buyers are on sale now. For more information, contact the Ohio State athletics ticket sales department by calling 1-800-GOBUCKS (select option 2).
    2013-14 Ohio State men's basketball non-conference schedule:
    Nov. 9 Morgan State
    Nov. 12 Ohio University
    Nov. 16 @ Marquette
    Nov. 20 American University
    Nov. 25 Wyoming
    Nov. 29 North Florida
    Dec. 4 Maryland
    Dec. 7 Central Connecticut State
    Dec. 11 Bryant
    Dec. 14 North Dakota State
    Dec. 18 Delaware
    Dec. 21 Notre Dame in New York City (MSG)
    Dec. 27 or 28 Louisiana-Monroe

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