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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

Related Photos
Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton watches during an NCAA basketball game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (ORU) at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. Oklahoma State won 80-75. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton watches during an NCAA basketball game between the Oklahoma State University Cowboys (OSU) and the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (ORU) at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. Oklahoma State won 80-75. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

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Jacob Unruh

Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the... Read more ›

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