April 25, 2019

Buckeyes and Mountaineers to Battle in Cleveland Classic Dec. 29 at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse

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CLEVELAND, Ohio – The first Cleveland Classic is pleased to announce the inaugural field, Dec. 29, 2019 at the beautiful Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. The Ohio State Buckeyes will take on the West Virginia Mountaineers. This will be the first meeting since 2010, third in the last 24 years and the 17th overall meeting between the border schools.

Ohio State leads the all-time series 9-7 that began in 1940. The Buckeyes won the first eight meetings in the series, while the Mountaineers have won seven of the last eight. This will be the first meeting on a neutral court between the two schools.

FOX Sports Broadcast network and FS1 will be broadcasting the game Dec. 29.

Tickets for the Cleveland Classic go on sale Friday, April 26 at 10 a.m. at www.rocketmortgagefieldhouse.com. Fans can also purchase tickets at any Discount Drug Mart’s 58 northern Ohio locations or the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse box office.

Ohio State/West Virginia Series History
12/10/40             W West Virginia…………………… 58-44
12/8/62               W West Virginia……………….. 76-69(3)
1/19/70               W West Virginia…………………… 84-70
1/13/71               W @West Virginia …………………83-74
12/21/77             W West Virginia……………………89-80
12/2/78               W @West Virginia ………………..69-64
12/10/79             W @West Virginia ……………. 72(3)-55
12/30/80             W West Virginia (2ot) …………… 70-67
12/12/81             L @West Virginia ……………….. 68-73
12/11/82             L West Virginia (2ot) …………… 67-69
12/19/92             L @West Virginia ……………….. 69-78
12/30/93             L West Virginia…………………… 82-87
12/30/94             L @West Virginia ……………….. 69-79
11/28/95             W West Virginia…………………….77-68
12/27/08             L West Virginia……………….48(15)-76
1/23/10               L @West Virginia ……….. 65(21)-71(11)