Ohio State will face 2022's national runner-up in a high-profile non-conference matchup this December.
According to a report by Stadium's Jeff Goodman, the Buckeyes will take on North Carolina on Dec. 17 in a CBS Sports Classic matchup at Madison Square Garden.
The CBS Sports Classic will take place on Dec. 17 and will be held at Madison Square Garden this season, source told @Stadium.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) May 21, 2022
Kentucky vs. UCLA
UNC vs. Ohio State
Despite being a No. 8 seed in this past NCAA Tournament The Tar Heels made it all the way to the national championship game before falling to Kansas. The 2021-22 season marked the first under head coach Hubert Davis, who went 29-10 after replacing longtime program stalwart Roy Williams.
North Carolina holds an 11-2 all-time edge over the Buckeyes, but Ohio State won the most recent matchup, blowing the Tar Heels out by a 25-point margin in Chapel Hill in December 2019.
Ohio State was scheduled to take on Kentucky in the CBS Sports Classic in Las Vegas this past December, but the matchup was ultimately scrapped due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the Buckeye program.