Aug. 31, 2012

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State Friday unveiled its 2012-13 women’s basketball schedule, which tips off Friday, Nov. 9 against NCAA runner-up Notre Dame in the 2012 Carrier Classic on the USS Yorktown in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., in Charleston Harbor.

After taking on the Irish, the Buckeyes return to Columbus for their home opener Nov. 14 against Cincinnati, followed by home dates with Winthrop (Nov. 17), Saint Francis (Nov. 20) and Wright State (Nov. 25). Ohio State then hits the road to face North Carolina in the 2012 ACC/Big Ten in Chapel Hill, N.C., Nov. 28.

After home dates with Evansville and Lafayette, Ohio State will head west for games at Washington State and Gonzaga in the span of three days. The Buckeyes then close out the non-conference portion of the schedule with Southern University (Dec. 21), VCU (Dec. 27) and Howard (Dec. 30).

The 16-game Big Ten portion of the schedule tips off Jan. 3 at Iowa with the Big Ten home opener against Illinois Jan. 6. Ohio State will only play the Hawkeyes and Northwestern once on the road and will host Purdue and Penn State at home.

The 2013 Big Ten Women’s Tournament this season shifts from Indianapolis to the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill., located just north of Chicago. Games will be played March 7-10.

Ohio State returns four starters from last year’s team, including first team All-Big Ten performer Tayler Hill and Big Ten defensive player of the year Amber Stokes, along with 12 letterwinners.

Season tickets for new accounts are on sale now. Contact the Ohio State athletic ticket sales department at 614-292-0043 or to schedule a tour and pick out your seats. Mini plans and single-game ticket information will be available shortly.

2012-13 Ohio State Women’s Basketball Schedule

Date Opponent
9 vs. Notre Dame (Carrier Classic, Charleston, S.C.)
14 Cincinnati
17 Winthrop
20 Saint Francis
25 Wright State
28 at North Carolina (ACC/Big Ten Challenge)
1 Evansville
9 Lafayette
15 at Washington State
17 at Gonzaga
21 Southern
27 VCU
30 Howard
3 at Iowa
6 Illinois
10 at Minnesota
14 at Purdue
17 Indiana
20 at Wisconsin
27 Penn State
31 Nebraska
3 at Indiana
7 Wisconsin
10 at Northwestern
14 at Nebraska
21 Minnesota
25 Michigan State
28 at Illinois
3 Michigan
7-10 at Big Ten Tournament (Sears Centre – Hoffman Estates, Ill.)

Home Games in BOLD played at Value City Arena