Sept. 7, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s basketball team’s 2017-18 schedule was finalized Thursday by the Big Ten Conference. The Buckeyes will play an exhibition game against the College of Wooster Nov. 5 before the season-opener against Robert Morris Nov. 10.
Ohio State opens its Big Ten schedule at Wisconsin Dec. 2 and hosts Michigan Dec. 4 before resuming conference play at Iowa Jan. 4. With the Big Ten Tournament moving to New York, the conference tournament will be played Feb. 28-March 4 at Madison Square Garden.
Chris Holtmann enters his first season as head coach of the Buckeyes. In his last three seasons at Butler, Holtmann compiled a record of 70-31 as a member of the BIG EAST Conference. In six years as a head coach, which includes three years at Gardner-Webb (44-54), his career record is 114-85. His teams have won at least 20 games in each of the last four seasons, including a 25-9 record a year ago.
“We look forward to the challenge of the Big Ten Conference season and competing in one of the premier leagues in college basketball,” Holtmann said.
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NOTING THE 2017-18 SCHEDULE
|5-Sun.||Wooster (Exh.)||BTN Plus||4 p.m.|
|10-Fri.||Robert Morris||BTN Plus||7 p.m.||3-0|
|12-Sun.||Radford||BTN Plus||2:30 p.m.||2-0|
|16-Thurs.||Texas Southern||BTN||7 p.m.||First Meeting|
|19-Sun.||1-Northeastern||BTN Plus||2 p.m.||0-1|
|2-Sat.||at Wisconsin||FOX||5 p.m.||87-70|
|9-Sat.||William & Mary||BTN Plus||Noon||First Meeting|
|16-Sat.||Appalachian State||BTN||6 p.m.||First Meeting|
|19-Tues.||The Citadel||BTN||7 p.m.||First Meeting|
|23-Sat.||4-vs. North Carolina||CBS||1:30 p.m.||2-11|
|4-Thurs.||at Iowa||ESPNU||7 p.m.||73-77|
|7-Sun.||Michigan State||CBS||1:30/4:30 p.m.||56-68|
|14-Sun.||at Rutgers||BTN||7 p.m.||4-2|
|17-Wed.||5-at Northwestern||BTN||9 p.m.||117-46|
|25-Thurs.||Penn State||BTN||8 p.m.||34-14|
|7-Wed.||at Purdue||BTN||8:30 p.m.||83-86|
|15-Thurs.||at Penn State||BTN||8 p.m.|
|18-Sun.||at Michigan||CBS||1 p.m.|
|23-Fri.||at Indiana||FS1||8 p.m.|
|28/4-Wed.-Sun.||7-at Big Ten Tournament|
Home games in Bold // 1-PK80 Invitational, Columbus, Ohio // 2-PK80 Invitational, Portland, Oregon // 3-Big Ten/ACC Challenge, Columbus, Ohio // 4-CBSSports Classic, New Orleans // 5-at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois // 6-at Madison Square Garden, New York // 7-at Madison Square Garden, New York.