CBS Sports Classic Matchup Between Ohio State And North Carolina Set For 3 P.M. Tip-Off At Madison Square Garden

By Griffin Strom on July 21, 2022 at 2:30 pm
Bob Donnan, USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State's CBS Sports Classic matchup with North Carolina officially has a tip-off time.

The Dec. 17 contest, which was previously reported in May, will take place at 3 p.m. on Dec. 17 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. UCLA and Kentucky will square off following the game between the Buckeyes and Tar Heels.

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.

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.

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.

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