Jake Diebler

Report: Buckeyes To Open 2024-2025 Hoops Season Against Texas

The official debut of the Jake Diebler era will take place against the Texas Longhorns in a neutral-site game in Las Vegas, per a report from national college basketball reporter Jon Rothstein.

Ohio State and Texas will reportedly tip off the men’s college basketball season at T-Mobile Arena on November 4, 2024.

Last year under former head coach Chris Holtmann, the Buckeyes opened their season with a home win against Oakland 79-73.

Diebler is obviously looking to build on Ohio State’s solid finish down the stretch after he took over for Holtmann, leading the Buckeyes on an 8-3 final run after starting out 14-11 under the previous administration.

This has already been an eventful offseason for the Buckeyes, as senior center Zed Key announced his transfer to Dayton, guard Roddy Gayle announced his departure, as did forward Scotty Middleton. Meanwhile, former Ohio State guard Meechie Johnson announced his return after spending two years at South Carolina.

This was not the only Ohio State basketball news on the day, as Kentucky freshman center Aaron Bradshaw announced his transfer to Ohio State. Bradshaw, a former five-star prospect, scored 4.9 points per game and grabbed 3.3 rebounds per game this past season as a true freshman.

Ohio State still has room for two more transfers should Diebler choose to go that route.

The Buckeye women also landed a transfer today from Kentucky forward Ajae Petty, who averaged 14.2 points and 10.6 rebounds per game this past season as a fourth-year senior.

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