Ohio State to Open Season on Nov. 25 Against Memphis in Part of Crossover Classic

By Kevin Harrish on October 14, 2020 at 12:59 pm
Chris Holtmann

Ohio State will get its season started in South Dakota against Memphis.

The Buckeyes will begin their season in Sioux Falls, South Dakota this year as part of the season-opening Crossover Classic where the Tigers await as their first-round opponent.

The game will tip at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 25 from the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, kicking off the Buckeyes' run in the three-day, three-game event.

Win or lose, all teams are guaranteed three games in the tournament. Depending on the outcome of the opening-round matchup with Memphis, Ohio State will either play the winner or the loser of Game 1, between West Virginia and Texas A&M.

The other four teams taking part in the event are Creighton, Utah, Dayton and Wichita State.

The event was originally scheduled as the 10th annual Battle 4 Atlantis in Paradise Island in the Bahamas, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was moved to Sioux Falls this year.

Despite the change in venue, seven of the eight participants remain from the originally scheduled event, with Dayton replacing Duke as the only substitute. 

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