Less than 12 hours after pivoting on a report from CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein that Ohio State would be playing Louisville in the 2016 Big Ten/ACC Challenge -- the Bucks will instead face Virginia, a non-conference foe from last season -- OSU went ahead and unveiled the rest of their 2016 non-conference slate.
As previously announced, OSU will open the 2016-2017 season at Navy on the campus of the Naval Academy. The Bucks head back to Columbus that weekend and will face North Carolina Central that Monday before playing host to Providence that Thursday.
Joining the Friars and Cavs amongst OSU's most notable non-conference matchups, also as previously repoted, OSU will play host to UConn, Saturday, December 10. The Bucks head the following week to Brooklyn where they'll face former Indiana guard Steve Lavin and the UCLA Bruins. The Bucks' final non-conference tuneup before Big Ten play comes in the former of familiar foe UNC-Asheville, the Thursday before Christmas.
Here's Ohio State's complete non-conference basketball schedule for this coming season:
11-Fri. 1-at Navy CBSSN 9:30 p.m. 0-1
14-Mon. 2-NC Central TBA TBA First Meeting
17-Thurs. 3-Providence TBA TBA 1-0
21-Mon. 2-Western Carolina TBA TBA 1-0
23-Wed. 2-Jackson State TBA TBA 1-0
30-Wed. 4-at Virginia TBA TBA 3-2
3-Sat. Fairleigh Dickinson TBA TBA First Meeting
6-Tues. Florida Atlantic TBA TBA First Meeting
17-Sat. 5-vs. UCLA CBS TBA 4-5
20-Tues. Youngstown State TBA TBA 3-0
22-Thurs. UNC-Asheville TBA TBA 5-0
Home games in Bold // 1-Veterans Classic, Annapolis, Maryland // 2-Global Sports Invitational, Columbus, Ohio // 3-Gavitt Tipoff Games, Columbus, Ohio // 4-Big Ten/ACC Challenge // 5-CBSSports Classic, Las Vegas, Nevada