Ohio State To Face North Carolina On Road In ACC-Big Ten

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actionstanleyjackson's picture

Well...they will be quite tested come Big 10 season. Yeesh. Toughest non conference schedule they have had in a long time. 

Stay golden, Ponyboy.

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BuckNut_1974's picture

Could it be one of the toughest NC schedule of any team in the country?

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BeneckeBuck5's picture

What a schedule! I'm excited to see this team battle it out with the best.

Should prepare them well for March.

And Toledo still sucks.

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HOLYbucknut's picture

Wouldn’t be surprised to steal 3/4 of those games this season. Good on Holtmann to beef up the non-conference schedule.

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LouBuck35's picture

They will be battle tested before 2020 rolls around. Playing these types of games early can only help. Even if they only win 1 or 2 of those games, it will skyrocket their SOS. Far cry from the That days where it was a parade of RPI 300 opponents.

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

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puddy's picture

This is great non conference schedule. So glad Holtmann is taking this approach. Challenge your team early, get you weaknesses exposed, get better. Sparty, under, Izzo, has done this for years .Matta, whom was a great ( and clean) coach, was reluctant to schedule several tough non conf opponents each season

puddy

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Buckeye06's picture

2006-2007 we played @UNC and @UF Tennessee, Cincy and Iowa State.  ISU wasn't very good that year, but the first 3 were all ranked, with UNC and UF being top 3 teams and one being eventual national champs.

I didn't go to other years but I knew we played UF twice in 2007 so checked out that year.  Maybe other years it was much weaker 

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Buckeye06's picture

Yea no reason to worry about losses early in the season in CBB. You can have 15 losses and make the tourney.

If we get some wins out of those 5 games, great for us

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ibuck's picture

You can have 15 losses and make the tourney.

While it's not totally impossible in "bad years for college hoops," it's still pretty unusual for an at-large team.

Teams generally play around 30-31 games, so 15 losses doesn't leave that many wins.

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

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B1Gbuckeye's picture

This tough non conference slate will prepare them for the grind on the big 10.

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Keze's picture

A great recruiting point for the coach to lay out there. Come and play against the best both IC and OOC.

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rosenbuck's picture

Awesome, my two oldest sisters are UNC grads, they’ve always been my “other” team. I firmly believe that having this difficult of a schedule annually has been one of the reasons Izzo’s teams are always so tough.  Playing important games early pays off late.

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buckeyearchie76's picture

As the expression goes--"If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best."   GO BUCKS!

Louis Haynes

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BucksHave7's picture

Were obviously looking to grab a #1 seed. 

BucksHave7

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AZ Buckeye13's picture

No need to study hard for this game...NC certainly isn't /s

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CDUB26's picture

Looks like a freshmen backcourt. Jeremiah Francis &  Vernon Carey vs. Luther Muhammad & C J Walker(former ACC/Florida State point guard) Armando Bacot vs. Ibrahima Diallo and the Wesson Brothers. In the Dean dome this will be a tough game, but a seasoned veteran team can win this

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Zimmy07's picture

I thought they paired these up based on the conference standings of the previous year.  #8 vs #2?  Should we see if Kansas & Houston have any open dates?

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camcop71's picture

2 hr drive on a work night to watch the basket Bucks? I think I will.  How soon will tickets be available?

"I was tired of trying to work my way around the back so I just ran him over.” -Joey Bosa, PSU 10/25/14

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OSU56's picture

Nice addition-Either run with the Big Dogs or stay on the porch as the saying goes....

Enjoying daily the 62-39 ttun beatdown.

 

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Knarcisi's picture

I hope we don’t get UNCheated. 

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buckeyearchie76's picture

Since this game is in the Big 10--ACC challenge and played in the Dean Dome, the refs will probably be from the Big Ten.  I don't know if that is a good or bad thing.  But, we should get a fair shake anyway.

Louis Haynes

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PowellBuckeye's picture

Do we know the date for the Las Vegas trip??

"You win with people" - Woody Hayes

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PowellBuckeye's picture

Nevermind, My 15yr old is better at Google than I am.  Looks like its Saturday December 21st.  -MyBad

"You win with people" - Woody Hayes

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Buck298's picture

We used to raise children to work on the farm. Now we raise them to be tech support. 

Send the Earth Reverberating

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Waterbeagle's picture

Iron sharpens iron.  Love it.  Would rather get toughened up on quality opponents than beat the Rocco School for Women by 35

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CharlotteBux's picture

My better half graduated from UNC Chapel Hill. My birthday is December 11th, so maybe, just quiiiite possibly, courtside seats might be in the mix...

Proud Graduate of The Ohio State University-2014

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

UNC, UK, Nova, WV, UC...that's a hell of a non-con lineup.

Class of 2010.

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FieldsofJreams's picture

Well, I guess we are back to being the 2nd Top Dog in the B1G...TTUN please show yourself out.

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