OSU basketball: Cowboys set nonconference schedule
STILLWATER — Oklahoma State’s nonconference men’s basketball schedule features seven home games, a trip to Dallas and a trip to the annual Charleston Classic.
The Cowboys announced their nonconference schedule Friday afternoon, with the season set to open Nov. 10 inside Gallagher-Iba Arena against Green Bay.
And OSU doesn’t shy from a tough schedule.
The Cowboys led last season’s N.E.T. Rankings with 24 games against Quadrant 1 and Quadrant 2 opponents. According to KenPom.com, they’ve also faced a national top-15 schedule three of the past four seasons.
This year could be no different.
OSU’s biggest home matchup will be against Virginia Tech on Dec. 19. The Hokies had a resurgent 2019-20 season under new coach Mike Young, who was the head coach at Wofford in 2007-08 with a young Mike Boynton as his assistant coach.
The Cowboys also play North Texas — last year’s Conference USA champion — in the Hoop Hype XL College Basketball Showcase in Dallas on Nov. 13. It’s a homecoming for several OSU players, including star freshman Cade Cunningham and returning star Isaac Likekele. Venue, ticket and tipoff information have not been announced.
OSU also heads to the Charleston Classic, which begins Nov. 19 and features ACC regular season champion Florida State, American Athletic Conference champion Houston, Seton Hall, Penn State, Tennessee, VCU and Charleston.
In December, the Cowboys hit the road for two marquee matchups at Marquette (Dec. 1) and Wichita State (Dec. 12).
Here is the complete schedule:
Nov. 10: Green Bay
Nov. 13: North Texas*
Nov. 15: Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Nov. 19-22: at Charleston Classic
Nov. 28: Oral Roberts
Dec. 1: at Marquette
Dec. 6: Oakland
Dec. 12: at Wichita State
Dec. 19: Virginia Tech
Dec. 29: Central Oklahoma
Jan. 30, 2020: Big 12/SEC Challenge (Opponent/site TBD)
*Hoop Hype XL College Basketball Showcase in Dallas; Venue TBD