July 8, 2021

Basketball Season Tickets on Sale Starting July 21



COLUMBUS, Ohio – Season tickets for Ohio State’s 17 home games during the 2021-22 season will go on sale July 21. Season ticket renewals and new season ticket deposits will be available for all full season ticket holders, including eligible faculty and staff members.

Ticket renewals will be accepted online via customers’ Ohio State Buckeyes Accounts. All eligible ticket holders will receive detailed instructions via email to the address on record in their ticket account. These instructions will include ticket prices and renewal instructions. More information will be made available at https://ohiostatebuckeyes.com/tickets/mens-basketball-tickets/

“We look forward to being at capacity in all of our venues this upcoming season,” said senior vice president & Wolfe Foundation endowed athletics director Gene Smith. “As long as the trends with Covid 19 and the variants keep moving in a positive direction and we don’t see any spikes, we’re hopeful we can get back to where we were prior to last year. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated if you have not already done so.”

Mobile-Only Ticketing

Ohio State will employ mobile-only ticketing for all events moving forward, enabling contactless entry into the Jerome Schottenstein Center and other athletics venues. Offering greater convenience and safety, fans can access their ticket online, transfer to family and friends, utilize Buckeyes TicketExchange, or donate tickets to charity.

Complete Non-Conference Schedule

In addition to the previously announced non-conference games with Xavier (Gavitt Games), Duke (Big Ten/ACC Men’s Basketball Challenge) and Kentucky (CBS Sports Classic), the Buckeyes will host six other non-conference opponents.

The regular season opener will be against Akron on Nov. 9. The Buckeyes are 7-1 all-time against Akron and the teams last met in the opening round of the 2016 NIT in Columbus, a game in which the Buckeyes won in overtime 72-63.

Game two against Niagara on Nov. 12 will be the first meeting between to the two programs.

The Buckeyes will host another in-state foe in Bowling Green on Nov. 15 as part of the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off. Ohio State and Bowling Green will be meeting for the seventh time overall and the first since 2008.

Following its road trip to Xavier on Nov. 18, the Buckeyes will head to Fort Myers, Fla., to compete in the Beach Division of the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off on Nov. 22 and 24. Ohio State will play two games against either Cal, Seton Hall and Florida. Matchups and start times will be announced at a later date.

All games will be played at Suncoast Credit Union Arena on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College. Travel packages are available and include tickets to each Beach Division game, hotel accommodations and parking at Suncoast Credit Union Arena. For complete travel package information, log on to www.fortmyerstipoff.com/travel.

The previously announced Big Ten/ACC Men’s Basketball Challenge matchup with Duke is set for Nov. 30. Then in the month of December, the Buckeyes will host Towson on Dec. 8, Tennessee Martin on Dec. 21 and New Orleans on Dec. 28. Ohio State is a combined 4-0 against those three teams.

This year’s CBS Sports Classic will be played on Dec. 18. The Buckeyes will take on Kentucky for the third time in event (2015 and 2019) and for the 22nd time overall. Ohio State has won the previous two meetings with Kentucky in the CBS Sports Classic, winning 74-67 Brooklyn, N.Y. in 2015 and 71-65 in Las Vegas in 2019. The Buckeyes and Wildcats will be the second game of the session, following North Carolina vs. UCLA which is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. ET. City and venue information will be announced at a later date.

Also in the month of December, the Buckeyes will open Big Ten play on the weekend of Dec. 4-5 and will play a second B1G game on the weekend of Dec. 11-12. The Big Ten previously announced this year’s opponent breakdown.

Vaccinations Important

Ohio State strongly encourages everyone who is eligible to get their COVID-19 vaccination if they have not done so already. The vaccine has been proven to be safe and effective. Vaccine appointments can be scheduled via the Wexner Medical Center by logging into MyChart. Individuals who are not patients of the Wexner Medical Center or those who do not have a MyChart account can call 614-688-VAXX (8299) for assistance. More information, including vaccination sites and frequently asked questions, is available on the Wexner Medical Center website.

2021-22 Ohio State Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule
Nov. 1              Exhibition vs. TBA
Nov. 9              Akron
Nov. 12            Niagara
Nov. 15            Bowling Green (Fort Myers Tip-Off)

Nov. 18            at Xavier (Gavitt Games)
Nov. 22 & 24    vs. Seton Hall or Cal or Florida (Fort Myers Tip-Off in Fort Myers, Fla.)
Nov. 30            Duke (Big Ten/ACC Men’s Basketball Challenge)

Dec. 8               Towson
Dec. 18             vs. Kentucky (CBS Sports Classic at TBA)
Dec. 21             Tennessee Martin
Dec. 28             New Orleans