Ohio State Basketball: Several 2024 Non-Conference Opponents Announced

Ohio State forward Jamison Battle (10) stands on the court after missing a shot-attempt to tie the game during the final seconds of an NCAA college basketball game against Illinois in the quarterfinal round of the Big Ten Conference tournament, Friday, March 15, 2024, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

Several non-conference opponents, including its season opener, have been announced for the Ohio State basketball team’s 2024 schedule. 

In a slow news period for Ohio State Basketball, fans can look ahead to November 4th as it was announced that the Buckeyes will open the 2024 season against the Texas Longhorns in the great city of Las Vegas.

This will be an instant challenge for head coach Jake Diebler who was hired this offseason as the full-time head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Longhorns finished last season with a 21-13 record and a Round of 32 appearance, falling to the two-seeded Tennessee Volunteers.

Ohio State will also host a multiple-team event as they are hosting Evansville, Green Bay, and Campbell. The dates of the games have yet to be announced, however, each team will be welcomed into Columbus for the tournament.

Evansville finished last season with a 17-18 record and an appearance in the CBI tournament where they would fall to Seattle in the second round. The Aces lose leading scorer Ben Humrichous to Illinois but bring in Connor Turnball from Butler and Tayshawn Comer from Eastern Kentucky.

Green Bay has had a chaotic offseason as they lost their head coach Sundance Wicks to Wyoming, they then hired FOX Sports radio personality Doug Gottlieb to run their program. Gottlieb was the former star Point Guard for Oklahoma State from 1997-2000.

Campbell finished last season 14-18 and this offseason lost their leading scorer Anthony Dell’orso to Arizona via the transfer portal. The Camels bring in Cam Gregory from Saint Francis (PA) who averaged 13 points per game last season to help beef up their backcourt.