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Ohio State basketball to add Kent State to 2019 non-conference slate, per report

The Buckeyes will get an in-state opponent on the schedule.

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The Ohio State Buckeyes are putting the finishing touches on their 2019-20 non-conference schedule, as Jon Rothstein reported on Twitter that Kent State was being added to the Bucks’ slate.

Chris Holtmann and company already have a few marquee matches on the non-conference front, as a Gavitt Games meeting with Villanova, and an ACC-Big Ten Challenge meeting with North Carolina will be early season tests. And on Dec. 21, the CBS Sports Classic brings Ohio State and Kentucky together for a game at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The Buckeyes finished last season 20-15, reaching the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament. In each of Holtmann’s first two seasons at the helm of the program, the Bucks have been invited to the Big Dance, but haven’t been able to reach the Sweet 16.

This year could be different, as a stellar 2019 recruiting class featuring DJ Carton, EJ Liddell, Alonzo Gaffney and Ibrahima Diallo are set to debut in the Scarlet and Gray.

For those interested in getting season tickets for the Buckeyes, you’re in luck. At 10 a.m. ET on Aug. 7, the Scarlet and Gray pass will be available for purchase. For $125, you get access to all regular season home games at the Schottenstein Center. Here’s the link to purchase the pass.