WVU, Ohio State to Meet in Cleveland


WOAY – West Virginia men’s basketball will face Ohio State in a neutral-site game on December 29 in Cleveland.

The game will be of the first annual Cleveland Classic at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse (recently renamed from Quicken Loans Arena). West Virginia went 4-3 in neutral-site games this past season.

The Mountaineers and Buckeyes have not met in men’s basketball since 2010, when WVU won in Morgantown. Ohio State leads the all-time series 9-7, but West Virginia has won seven of the last eight contests. All previous meetings were either in Columbus or Morgantown.

West Virginia is coming off a 15-21 season, while Ohio State has made the second round of the NCAA Tournament in each of its first two seasons under Chris Holtmann.

Matt Digby

Matt Digby is the Sports Director at WOAY-TV. He joined the station in January 2015 – right in the middle of Big Atlantic Classic Week. Read More