Ohio State Basketball To Face Notre Dame In ACC/Big Ten Challenge

By Colin Hass-Hill on October 29, 2020 at 6:04 pm
Duane Washington Jr.

Another piece of Ohio State's 2020-21 schedule has come together.

The Buckeyes will hit the road to take on Notre Dame as part of this year's ACC/Big Ten Challenge, ESPN confirmed Friday. It will be played on Dec. 8.

The game between midwest schools will fit onto an adjusted Ohio State schedule, which also includes participation in the Crossover Classic – formerly known as the Battle 4 Atlantic – in late November and the CBS Sports Classic in Cleveland against North Carolina on Dec. 19. Though unofficial as of now, the team's schedule page also lists games against Morehead State (Dec. 2) and Alabama A&M (Dec. 5). The Buckeyes can play a maximum of 27 games, and as long as they play the expected 20-game Big Ten schedule, those should be their seven out-of-conference opponents.

Notre Dame, the most recent addition to the slate, last played against Ohio State on Dec. 21, 2013, in Madison Square Garden in New York City. The then-undefeated Buckeyes topped the Fighting Irish, 64-61.

Led by head coach Mike Brey, Notre Dame went 20-12 last season.

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