The Ohio State men’s and women’s basketball teams will play in the second Carrier Classic this fall in Charleston, South Carolina. The first game took place this past November on Veterans Day, with North Carolina and Michigan State playing aboard the USS Carl Vinson in San Diego. Now it appears the Buckeyes have been tabbed to play in the second game, which will be on the USS Yorktown docked in Charleston.
According to Bob Baptist, both the men’s and women’s teams will play in a doubleheader on November 9th. The men’s team is finalizing the details for a game against Marquette, while the women’s team is set to play Notre Dame. The Connecticut men’s team was initially reported as commitments for the unique event, but apparently that fell through and the Buckeyes became a possibility. Thad Matta spoke with Baptist about the amazing opportunity:
“Obviously, we are excited,” men’s coach Thad Matta said. “This is a rare opportunity for our student-athletes. We are honored to play before the men and women who protect our country.”
It will definitely be a cool way to start the college hoops season for a new-look Buckeyes team.