Ohio State will face Navy and Vanderbilt will play Marquette in the third installment of the Veterans Classic on Nov. 11, 2016 in Annapolis, Maryland CBS Sports announced on Monday.
The Buckeyes return their top five scorers from the 2015-16 year’s team that reached the Postseason NIT while Marquette returns several key components from a squad that won 20 games in its second season under Steve Wojciechowski.
The 2016 Veterans Classic will mark the debut of Bryce Drew as Vanderbilt’s head coach. Drew spent the past few season at Valpo.
Both games will be seen on CBS Sports Network to open the 2016-17 college basketball season.
2016 VETERANS CLASSIC SCHEDULE
Friday, November 11, 2016 at Annapolis, Maryland
Vanderbilt vs. Marquette, 6:30 p.m. ET (CBS Sports Network)
Ohio State vs. Navy, 9 p.m. ET (CBS Sports Network)
2016 VETERANS CLASSIC FIELD
2015-16 record: 19-14, 11-7 SEC
Coach: Bryce Drew
MARQUETTE GOLDEN EAGLES
2015-16 record: 20-13, 8-10 Big East
Coach: Steve Wojciechowski
OHIO STATE BUCKEYES
2015-16 record: 21-14, 11-7 Big Ten
Coach: Thad Matta
2015-16 record: 19-14, 9-9 Patriot League
Coach: Ed DeChellis