During the course of the last several months, we've seen game by game begin to leak, forming the basis of the foundation for the 2013-2014 Ohio State men's basketball non-conference schedule. The Ohio State athletic department quelled any further speculation Monday morning, announcing the '13-'14 slate in its entirety (and in the process allowing you to start to plan your late fall/winter holiday hoops viewing schedule accordingly).
The Buckeyes' draw as expected doesn't exactly contain any world beaters. Last year's cancelled game against Marquette will get the follow up it was supposed to have (and fortunately for all parties involved nowhere near the ocean), with a road game set to take place November 16th in Milwaukee against the Golden Eagles.
Ohio State will also face Notre Dame in Madison Square Garden just before Christmas, ensuring NYC and surrounding metro areas based Bucks will have the chance to check out one of OSU's three best non-conference games before celebrating the holidays with their loved ones. The only other particularly prominent matchup is the previously announced Big Ten-ACC welcome-to-the-B1G clash with Maryland.
Check out the basketball Bucks' '13-'14 non-conference slate in its entirety and share your thoughts on OSU's road to Big Ten play in the comments below:
Nov. 9 Morgan State
Nov. 12 Ohio University
Nov. 16 @ Marquette
Nov. 20 American University
Nov. 25 Wyoming
Nov. 29 North Florida
Dec. 4 Maryland
Dec. 7 Central Connecticut State
Dec. 11 Bryant
Dec. 14 North Dakota State
Dec. 18 Delaware
Dec. 21 Notre Dame in New York City (MSG)
Dec. 27 or 28 Louisiana-Monroe