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Ohio State women’s basketball non-conference schedule released

OSU sophomore guard Ameryst Alston attempts a layup against Minnesota during a game on Feb. 21 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 57-56.

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Kevin McGuff is scheduled to begin his Ohio State coaching career on Nov. 8 when he leads the women’s basketball team on the road to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers in Morgantown.

McGuff, who joined the Buckeyes in April from the University of Washington, will face a tough non-conference schedule that includes seven NCAA tournament teams.

Highlighting the non-conference slate is a showdown with the defending National Champion Connecticut Huskies on Dec. 1 in Springfield, Mass. The game is scheduled to be the feature contest of the Basketball Hall of Fame Challenge and will be aired on ESPN2.

OSU will also play Monmouth Nov. 22, Marist Nov. 23, and Bowling Green Nov. 24 as part of the Hall of Fame Challenge. The Buckeyes will then finish the month with a home game against Lehigh on Nov. 27.

OSU will play Florida Atlantic on Nov. 10 in their 2013-14 home opener. Next, Virginia Commonwealth travels to Columbus Nov. 14 to take on the Buckeyes.

Next up, OSU will face a stiff challenge when it hits the road to take on the Georgia Bulldogs Nov. 17. The Bulldogs made it to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament last season and return two of their top players in Tiara Griffin and Shacobia Barbee.

After closing out the Hall of Fame Challenge against Connecticut, the Buckeyes will travel to Maryland to take on the Terrapins on Dec. 5 as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. OSU will then come home for two games against Gonzaga Dec. 8 and Army Dec. 13.

The final non-conference road game will take place against state rivals Cincinnati on Dec. 15. The Buckeyes finish their non-conference slate with three home games against Tennessee Martin Dec. 17, Appalachian State Dec. 20 and North Carolina Central Dec. 29.

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