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COLUMBUS, Ohio—Big Ten Conference regular-season play will start in early December for the second-consecutive season in 2018-19 for the Ohio State men’s basketball team. This year, the Buckeyes open at home against Minnesota Dec. 2 followed by a neutral-site game vs. Illinois at the United Center in Chicago Dec. 5.
Ohio State opened the season a year ago in December with wins on the road against Wisconsin and then at home over Michigan.
The 2018-19 season, the 107th for the Buckeyes as a member of the Big Ten in men’s basketball, marks the first in which the regular-season league title will be determined following a 20-game schedule. The Buckeyes face 10 league opponents at home, nine on the road and one at a neutral site this year.
Ohio State will play Illinois, Purdue, Rutgers, Maryland, Iowa, Michigan State and Northwestern both in Columbus and on the road (home and home) in 2018-19. Illinois’ home game with the Buckeyes will be contested at the United Center in Chicago this year.
The Buckeyes travel only to Indiana, Michigan and Nebraska. Minnesota, Penn State and Wisconsin will play Ohio State in Columbus only.
The Buckeyes will play in the Chicago area four times in 2018-19 with the game vs. the Illini, a matchup against UCLA Dec. 22 in the CBSSports Challenge (United Center), a game at Northwestern, in renovated Welsh-Ryan Arena, March 6 and the return of the annual Big Ten Tournament to the United Center March 13-17.
Chris Holtmann, head coach of the Buckeyes, begins his second season in Columbus after posting a 25-9 overall record in 2017-18. The Buckeyes finished in the No. 2 spot in the Big Ten Conference regular-season race a year ago with a 15-3 record. Along the way the Buckeyes defeated No. 1 Michigan State at home Jan. 7 (80-64) and No. 3 Purdue on the road Feb. 7 (64-63). Ohio State advanced to the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament, defeated South Dakota State before falling to Gonzaga in the West Regional. Those games were played in Boise, Idaho.
Game times and television designations will be announced at a later date.
NOTING THE 2018-19 SCHEDULE
2018-19 Ohio State Schedule
|Thursday, November 1||UNC Pembroke (Exh.)|
|Wednesday, November 7||at Cincinnati|
|Sunday, November 11||Purdue Fort Wayne1|
|Thursday, November 15||at Creighton2|
|Sunday, November 18||South Carolina State1|
|Tuesday, November 20||Samford1|
|Friday, November 23||Cleveland State1A|
|Wednesday, Nov. 28||Syracuse3|
|Sunday, December 2||Minnesota|
|Wednesday, December 5||vs. Illinois4|
|Saturday, December 15||Bucknell|
|Tuesday, December 18||Youngstown State|
|Saturday, December 22||vs. UCLA5|
|Saturday, December 29||High Point|
|Saturday, January 5||Michigan State|
|Wednesday, January 9||at Rutgers|
|Saturday, January 12||at Iowa|
|Friday, January 18||Maryland|
|Wednesday, January 23||Purdue|
|Saturday, January 26||at Nebraska|
|Tuesday, January 29||at Michigan|
|Saturday, February 2||Rutgers|
|Thursday, February 7||Penn State|
|Sunday, February 10||at Indiana|
|Thursday, February 14||Illinois|
|Sunday, February 17||at Michigan State|
|Wednesday, February 20||Northwestern|
|Saturday, February 23||at Maryland|
|Tuesday, February 26||Iowa|
|Saturday, March 2||at Purdue|
|Wednesday, March 6||at Northwestern|
|Sunday, March 10||Wisconsin|
|March 13-17||Big Ten Tournament4|