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Ohio State, Memphis, Kentucky set for 2015 Miami doubleheader

OSU will participate in a three-home-game, one-neutral-site one regular season event that includes two of college basketball's more prominent names.

Streeter Lecka

Though this won't help Ohio State's 2014-2015 basketball strength of schedule, Thad Matta and the Buckeye athletic powers that be continue to make moves to put marquee games on the Bucks' future schedules.

According to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, the Buckeyes will be one of a number of teams set to participate in a Hall of Fame sponsored 2015 doubleheader which culminates in a neutral site game in Miami's American Airlines Arena against Josh Pastner's Memphis Tigers. Kentucky and South Florida will meet in the day's other action.

Also per Goodman, the format of the event is such that each participating institution will play three home games in addition to the neutral site contest. It seems unlikely Kentucky or South Florida will ultimately be added to the basketball Bucks' slate, but you can expect a trio of mid-to-low majors that'll rotate amongst the four programs.

Interestingly enough, because both South Florida and Memphis are in The American Athletic conference, the event will have to be creative with how it's established. The OSU-Memphis game will be scheduled as one event, while UK-USF will be pushed as another. It's all semantics in the end, but if nothing else, it's great to see the Buckeyes being proactive about adding a potential NCAA tourney team to a future schedule.