2013-14 Non-Conference Basketball Schedule Announced

By Kyle Rowland on July 1, 2013 at 9:19a
Craft and Scott will appear in the world's most famous arena.

Ohio State announced its 13-game non-conference schedule Monday, which is highlighted with games against Notre Dame, Marquette, Maryland and Ohio University. The Buckeyes only venture away from Value City Arena twice — to play at Marquette and Notre Dame at Madison Square Garden as part of the Gotham Classic. 

The Buckeyes and Golden Eagles were scheduled to open the season last year aboard the USS Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, S.C., but the weather decided not to cooperate. Condensation on the court cancelled the event. Chances are good the Bradley Center in Milwaukee will be absent moisture on the court. 

The 2013-14 season will open Nov. 9 against Morgan State. 

2013-14 Ohio State Men's Basketball Non-Conference Schedule

Nov. 9      Morgan State
Nov. 12    Ohio University
Nov. 16    @ Marquette
Nov. 20    American University
Nov. 25    Wyoming
Nov. 29    North Florida
Dec. 4       Maryland
Dec. 7       Central Connecticut State
Dec. 11     Bryant
Dec. 14     North Dakota State
Dec. 18     Delaware
Dec. 21     Notre Dame in New York City (MSG)
Dec. 27 or 28  Louisiana-Monroe


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Michibuck's picture

Thanks for tithe info. What's with the Golden Eagles? I thought they were Warriors?

Michael Citro's picture

I'm just going to put this right over here...


Kyle Rowland's picture

I mean, he is 100 percent right. 

GoBucks713's picture

Who is Dan Wolken and why does his opinion matter?

-The Aristocrats!

mh277907's picture

Journalism these days... Take a cheap shot at a large program to rile up the fan bases. ND, Marquette, and Maryland are all perennial tournament teams and OU has been a very good mid-major program the last few years. Playing 3-5 marquee non-conference games is very typical (just look at UNC, Kentucky and Duke's schedule). I wish the Bucks would schedule more marquee games but give me a break with the cheap shots, Dan.


Michael Citro's picture

Yeah, I think the schedule is probably no worse than most other large programs. It's got a few good opponents and the usual slate of home cupcakes. Not sure Ohio State has any say whatsoever in the ACC-B1G Challenge matchup, but I'd rather have seen them take on Miami or NC State maybe. As it is, they've got some good games against Notre Dame, Maryland, and at Marquette (and Marquette doesn't lose at home much). As for the lesser name opponents, Ohio and North Dakota State each won 24 games last year. Delaware and Bryant won 19 each.

GoBucks713's picture

I wonder if that Marquette game is going to get rained out again?

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tennbuckeye19's picture

I'm gonna go ahead and use the same excuse for OSU's soft non-conference basketball schedule that SEC football fans give about their soft non-conference schedules : Our conference schedule is so tough that it doesn't matter, blah, blah, blah.

Michibuck's picture

Right on, TennBuck.

Urban Nation Army's picture

The big ten schedule is a challenge enough, and as we saw last year it prepared the team for the tournament quite well.

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

droessl's picture

I'm all for tough tests (at least on paper), but it might be nice to give this team a chance to play together with hopefully less adversity early on so they can figure out how to play THEIR game. Maybe then they'll hit thier stride before BIG and NCAA tournament time and save my liver a few extra beers. Who knows, either way, I want some damn FOOTBALL and BASKETBALL!