Ohio State Releases 2013-14 Men's Basketball Schedule

By Kyle Rowland on August 28, 2013 at 2:05p

The 10th season of the Thad Matta era – and 102nd in school history – will feature 10 games on ESPN or CBS.

The highlights of the non-conference schedule are games against Marquette, Maryland, Notre Dame and Ohio University.

The game against the Fighting Irish is part of the Gotham Classic and will be played at Madison Square Garden.

The Buckeyes are slated to play at least 11 games against 2013 NCAA Tournament teams. Seven of those games will be played away from Value City Arena. Ohio State also has four games against teams that made the NIT last season.

Matta has engineered the Buckeyes to three of the last four Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles. The quest for another conference championship will begin at Purdue on New Year’s Eve.

“The makeup of our team this year gives us another opportunity to be successful in the Big Ten and nationally,” Matta said. “Once again our league is extraordinarily talented across the board. We are fortunate to have a veteran group this year who have been through the rigors of the conference season and have been successful in postseason play.”

The full schedule (home games in bold):

3 Walsh (exh.) TBA 4 p.m.
9 Morgan State TBA Noon
12 Ohio University TBA 8 p.m.
16 at Marquette TBA TBD
20 American TBA 7:30 p.m.
25 Wyoming TBA 7 p.m.
29 North Florida TBA 5 p.m.
4 Maryland 1 ESPN/2 7 p.m.
7 Central Conn. State TBA 4:30 p.m.
11 Bryant 2 TBA 7:30 p.m.
14 North Dakota State 2 TBA 8:15 p.m.
18 Delaware 2 TBA 7 p.m.
21 vs. Notre Dame 3 TBA 7:30 p.m.
27 Louisiana-Monroe  TBA 7 p.m.
31 at Purdue ESPN2 1 p.m.
4 Nebraska TBA Noon
7 at Michigan State ESPN 9 p.m.
12 Iowa CBS 1 or 4:30 p.m.
16 at Minnesota ESPN2 9 p.m.
20 at Nebraska TBA 7 p.m.
23 Illinois ESPN/2 7 p.m.
29 Penn State TBA 7 p.m.
1 at Wisconsin ESPN/2 Noon
4 at Iowa ESPN/2 7 p.m.
8 Purdue TBA 6 p.m.
11 Michigan ESPN 9 p.m.
15 at Illinois TBA 8 p.m.
19 Northwestern TBA 7 p.m.
22 Minnesota TBA 6 or 8 p.m.
27 at Penn State ESPN/2 7 p.m.
2 at Indiana TBA/CBS Noon/4 p.m.
9 Michigan State TBA/CBS Noon/4:30 p.m.
13-16  Big Ten Tournament 4 TBA TBA
  • 1 Big Ten/ACC Challenge, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2 Gotham Classic, Columbus, Ohio
  • 3 Gotham Classic, Madison Square Garden, N.Y.
  • 4 Big Ten Tournament, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis


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Are they going to try to play the Marquette game on the aircraft carrier, again?

"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest Civil War analogy EVER.

CheapSeats's picture

I believe they are playing at Marquette on their floor. After last year's debacle, I don't think we'll see OSU play on a carrier anytime soon.
It will be a good early season test for the Bucks

Gulfstreambuckeye's picture

On top of a skyscraper In Dubai...when the wind is up I noticed the ball might move a little left to right.

Sometimes you're flush and sometimes you're bust...but life goes on.

buckeyeEddie27's picture

I could be missing something but this schedule doesn't seem to have a "brutal stretch" some seasons have had in the past.  Thoughts? 

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

RedStorm45's picture

Indiana and Michigan once each helps.

GregB's picture

Wisconsin once too

GOSUBUcks's picture

It's too early to guess at what would be a "brutal stretch" but I think there are stretches that show some potential as of now. 
notably, starting on February 1st, we play at Wisconsin, at Iowa, Purdue, Michigan, and finish at Illinois.
3/5 Were solid tourney teams last year
Iowa went to the NIT championship game and are looking to have a breakout year in the big ten
Purdue would be the only probable break even though they were a .500 team last year.
3/5 are away at tough environments. I wouldn't be surprised if we only won one of these games and if 4/5 of these opponents are ranked by then. I'm also not saying I would be surprised if we won them all

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Sucks we only play TTUN once, at least it's at home

Wayne Woodrow Hayes

BKLYN_Buckeye's picture

Has to be one of the weakest schedules I can remember. I could definitely see a 27-4 team heading into the B1G tourney.

buckeyeEddie27's picture

Btw, what evil time warp are we in that Craft is a Senior?
"who's this freshman with the red cheeks diving everywhere?"

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

chimes3899's picture

This schedule is set up pretty horribly from the stand point of a student because Maryland is the night before finals and MSU is the Saturday of spring break so even though we would love to go to those games it really isn't feasible 

Firedup's picture

Wow not surprised that the Athletic Dept. is trying to squeeze the students out of Prime games to sell more expensive seats.  Ask yourself this Gene Smith, Would MSU schedule their Senior Day when the students are not presenting creating a weaker environment and no appreciation from fellow classmates who we have attended class with?

"Making the Great State of Ohio Proud!" UFM

RedStorm45's picture

Is Walter Offutt still at OU?  #awkward
I looked through the roster yesterday after Skid's post about 30 days to practice - I'm not very confident at all.  Amir and McDonald at the 5.  Not a lot of depth (10 on scholarship I think?).  Maybe the freshmen will surprise everyone.

osubuck57's picture

Pretty weak schedule. Wish we had some bigger non-conference games.


Buckeytrips's picture

It must be the same person that schedules for football.

James F's picture

Seems like our OOC schedule is very weak.  Getting a team that is joining our conference next year for the BIG10 ACC challenge kind of stinks.

DJRoss926's picture

Looking forward to seeing if Funroe's 2 quarterback system can break the Buckeye press. 

BME_Buckeye's picture

Damn. We aren't the last game on Indiana schedule. I was hoping we could ruin senior night again. I'm sure in some celebration, IU will cut down the nets.

Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.


theobi's picture

Damn that is one awful non conference schedule.  

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

They only play TTUN once?  Wow.  No trip to AA - which means no victory on their floor, but also means no having to deal with the horrible officiating that has taken place when OSU has gone up there the last two seasons.

Class of 2010.

Mirror Lake Jump's picture

Those last two games before the B1G tourney will be good indications of where the team is at.

harleymanjax's picture

Wow! The University of North Florida Ospreys from here in Jacksonville!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

Buckeytrips's picture

I think the same person schedules for football