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OSU Basketball: Cowboys Add Horizon Champion Cleveland State to 2021 Nonconference Slate

OSU’s nonconference schedule is complete.

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The Cowboys’ full nonconference slate includes six games against NCAA Tournament teams from a season ago.

Oklahoma State officially announced games against Wichita State on Dec. 1 and Cleveland State on Dec. 13 to complete the Pokes’ nonconference schedule for 2021-22.

Date Opponent Site
Nov. 5 Central Oklahoma (Exhib) GIA
Nov. 9 UT Arlington GIA
Nov. 12 Oakland GIA
Nov. 14 Prairie View A&M GIA
Nov. 16 vs. UMass-Lowell Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov. 17 vs. N.C. State Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov. 22 Charleston GIA
Nov. 26 at Oral Roberts Mabee Center
Dec. 1 Wichita State GIA
Dec. 5 Xavier GIA
Dec. 13 Cleveland State GIA
Dec. 18 Houston Dickies Arena
Dec. 21 vs. USC Paycom Arena
Jan. 29 at Florida O’Connell Center

The Shockers announced the bout with OSU earlier in the week, but the game against Cleveland State is a new one.

The Vikings went 19-8 last season, winning the Horizon League regular season and conference tournament, booking a trip to Indianapolis for The Big Dance. Cleveland State drew a 15 seed and fell to eventual Final Four participant Houston (a team also on OSU’s noncon schedule) in the first round.

It’s just the second time OSU and Cleveland State have met on the hardwood. The last meeting was a 92-66 OSU victory in 1981.

Including conference games, OSU will play 17 games against 2021 NCAA Tournament teams this upcoming season.

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