Ohio State Adds Jan. 18 Home Game Against IUPUI to Its Schedule

By Griffin Strom on January 10, 2022 at 12:31 pm
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Ohio State has added a home game to its schedule.

The Buckeyes will take on the Horizon League's IUPUI at 7 p.m. in Columbus on Jan. 18, with the game being televised on Big Ten Network, according to an Ohio State release. IUPUI is 1-11 on the year so far, with an 0-3 record in conference play.

It was first announced that Ohio State had scheduled another home game for that date on the Chris Holtmann Radio Show on 97.1 The Fan Monday, but an opponent was yet to be confirmed. The matchup will help make up for the two Ohio State home games that were canceled amid the Buckeyes' extended COVID-19 layoff.

Holtmann had previously stated that Ohio State would look to schedule another home game after the cancellations, and the Buckeyes had nearly a week in between games next week. The Buckeyes take on Penn State at noon at home on Sunday, but didn't have another game scheduled thereafter until a Jan. 22 matchup with Nebraska.

Holtmann said on the the radio Monday that scheduling a second home game beyond the IUPUI contest would be unlikely, unless there were future cancellations during the season.

Ohio State, which fell from No. 13 to No. 16 in Monday's updated AP poll, will be back on the court this Thursday for a road game against Wisconsin.

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