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Ohio State 2016 basketball non-conference schedule released

A couple big names amongst the usual fare.

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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:

Date              Opponent                       TV                   Time              Series


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

25-Fri.           2-Marshall                     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

10-Sat.          Connecticut                    CBS                TBA                3-2

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