A big day for the Oklahoma State 2017/2018 non-conference basketball schedule. First it was announced that OSU would travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas to face the Razorbacks in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
Now there’s a report that OSU will complete their home-and-home with Wichita State on December 9th in Stillwater.
Oklahoma State will host Wichita State on December 9th, 2017 in Stillwater, per a source. Return game of home-and-home series.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 25, 2017
OSU beat the Shockers at home last season 93-76, becoming the first team to do so since 2008(!).
Finally, it looks like OSU will also travel to the state of Florida for a neutral site game against Florida State.
According to Jon Rothstein of Fan Rag Sports, the Cowboys and Seminoles will face off in the 2017 Orange Bowl Basketball Classic in Sunrise, Florida (just north of Miami). Dates and times have not been announced, but it’s expected the game will be played on December 16th.
The neutral-site double header will also feature a game between Clemson and Florida.
Florida State went 26-9 and earned a three seed in the NCAA tournament last season. They lost in the second round to Xavier.
OSU played in the Orange Bowl Classic back in 2015, losing to Florida 72-70.
With the addition of Arkansas and Florida State, and the announcement about Wichita State, here is how OSU’s 2017/2018 non-conference schedule now stands:
11/10/17 - Pepperdine
11/16/17 - Oral Roberts
11/20/17 - 2017 Legends Classic (Penn St./Texas A&M/Pittsburgh)
11/21/17 - 2017 Legends Classic (Penn St./Texas A&M/Pittsburgh)
12/09/17 - Wichita State
12/16/17 - 2017 Orange Bowl Basketball Classic vs. Florida State
12/19/17 - Tulsa
1/28/18 - Big 12/SEC Challenge @ Arkansas
OSU usually schedules 13 non-conference games each season, which means there are still five more games to be announced. I don’t expect to see many, if any, more big names added to the schedule next season. More likely we will get five games against the Arkansas Pine-Bluffs and Campbells of the world.
Still a schedule that (so far) includes Wichita State, Florida State, Arkansas, and two out of three against Penn State, Texas A&M, and Pittsburgh is not shabby!