OSU basketball: Cowboys set to open season in Golden Window multi-team event
STILLWATER — Oklahoma State’s basketball season is opening in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The Cowboys will be in the 2020 Golden Window, a multi-team event from Nov. 25-28, the university announced Thursday.
OSU does not know its first opponent. Tipoff times, TV information and arena policies will be announced when available. The event is hosted by Elevate Hoops.
The event is also pending Big Ten Conference approval for its schools to participate in non-conference events.
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“We know a little bit more,” OSU coach Mike Boynton said about joining the event. “I can answer the question about when and where we’ll be playing our first game. Still don’t know who yet for sure.
“Obviously, the bigger question is how. How the games are going to happen, what’s testing look like, whether fans can be there or not. There’s still a lot of unanswered questions, but I am excited about the opportunity to be able to tell my team, ‘Hey, we have a target date now.’ We can prepare for the next six weeks or so and we know where we’re going to be going.
“That’s another step in the right direction.”
If played, it’s a homecoming for OSU freshman guard Donovan Williams, a four-star recruit from Lincoln’s North Star High. Last season, he led the state with 28.3 points per game.
OSU’s original season opener was set for Nov. 10 against Green Bay inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. The NCAA later moved the start date to Nov. 25 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Golden Window replaces the Charleston Classic on OSU’s schedule. The Cowboys were also set to host Oral Roberts on Nov. 28, but that could be rescheduled for early December.
The Cowboys are still set to travel to Marquette on Dec. 1 and Wichita State on Dec. 12.
Big 12 play is also set to open in December with two games for each program. OSU is reportedly set to host TCU on Dec. 6 and travel to Texas on Dec. 20.