Aug. 7, 2000

%^$COLUMBUS, Ohio–The Ohio State men’s basketball team will play Florida State University in the opening round of the 2000 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout at 9:30 EST, Thursday, Nov. 23.%^$

%^$The tournament will open with Rhode Island vs. Missouri at 8:30 p.m. EST, Wednesday Nov. 22 followed by Valparaiso vs. Alaska Anchorage at 12:45 a.m. EST, Thursday.%^$

%^$DePaul will meet Syracuse at midnight EST, following the Ohio State vs. Florida State game on Thanksgiving Day.%^$

%^$The series between Ohio State and FSU began Dec. 2, 1961 in the season opener for the Buckeyes in Columbus. Ohio State, ranked No. 1 at the time, downed Florida State 72-57. A home and home series was then played in 1967-68. OSU won both games by scores of 76-69 (12/4/67) in Columbus and 93-86 (12/27/68) in Tallahassee.%^$

%^$Ohio State will meet the winner or loser of the DePaul vs. Syracuse game Friday, Nov. 24. The Buckeyes have a 5-4 record against DePaul and a 3-1 record all-time over Syracuse.%^$

%^$2000 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout (All times EST)%^$Wednesday Nov. 22%^$Game 1 Rhode Island vs. Missouri 8:30 p.m.%^$Game 2 Valparaiso vs. Alaska Anchorage 12:45 a.m. (Thursday)%^$

%^$Thursday Nov. 23%^$Game 3 Ohio State vs. Florida State (ESPN Reg.) 9:30 p.m.%^$Game 4 DePaul vs. Syracuse (ESPN) Midnight%^$

%^$Friday, Nov. 24%^$Game 5 Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 4 p.m.%^$Game 6 Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 6 p.m.%^$Game 7 Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 9:30 p.m.%^$Game 8 Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 (ESPN) Midnight%^$

%^$Saturday, Nov. 25%^$Game 9 7th/8th Place Game 4 p.m.%^$Game 10 4th/6th Place Game 6 p.m.%^$Game 11 3rd/5th Place Game 9 p.m.%^$Game 12 Championship (ESPN) Midnight