Ohio State basketball to play in CBS Sports Classic at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas


Ohio State basketball’s 2021-2022 schedule continues to come more into focus. We know what the Big Ten opponent breakdown will be (we just need dates and times), and we’ve also gotten a peek at the complete nonconference schedule lately, and it’s a doozy.

One of those early nonconference tests comes by way of the CBS Sports Classic, an event Ohio State has been a part of since its inception in 2014. It involves not only the Buckeyes, but blue-bloods Kentucky, North Carolina, and UCLA. And if you think OSU doesn’t belong in that crowd, we’re here to remind you that the Buckeyes have the second-best record among the four in the event, going 4-3, just a game behind Carolina’s 5-2 record.

And while we already knew OSU would be taking on Kentucky as a part of all the fun this season, we were waiting for a venue. Wait no longer my friends. According to a release Tuesday, the game will take place in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena after the conclusion of North Carolina vs. UCLA at 3 p.m EST.

It’ll be another chance for Ohio State to get a quality win next season. The Buckeyes are expected to be a top ten squad again next year, even with the announcement by Duane Washington to remain in the 2021 NBA draft.

Kentucky is coming off of a very uncharacteristic 9-16 campaign that saw it miss the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 2012-2013 season. It was the Wildcats’ first losing season since 1988-1989. However, head coach John Calipari made significant coaching and roster changes that have most believing Big Blue will be back among some of the best teams in college basketball this season.

The game has the potential to be a top-ten matchup, and fans interested in purchasing tickets can register to receive direct email alerts regarding ticket availability by logging on to cbssportsclassic.com/tickets. Tickets are set to go on sale next Wednesday, July 28, so set your alarms, mark your calendars, and make it happen.

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