The Youngstown State men’s basketball team will host Big 12 Conference member Oklahoma State in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT), Wednesday, March 15. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at Beeghly Center.
Youngstown State (24-9) earned the Horizon League’s automatic bid to the NIT for the first time in program history by virtue of claiming its first regular-season league title. The Penguins won the league championship with a 15-5 conference record.
Oklahoma State enters the contest with an 18-15 overall record and went 8-10 in conference play. The Cowboys lost to Texas, 61-47, in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference Tournament on March 9.
This will be the first meeting between Youngstown State and Oklahoma State. With a win, the Penguins will play the winner of the Washington State/Eastern Washington game in the second round on March 18 or March 19.
Tickets for the contest are $20 for reserved seats, $15 general admission, and $10 for YSU students. Courtside Coaches members and season-ticket holders have until Tuesday, March 14, at 5 p.m. to renew their seats. A limited number of reserved seats are available beginning Monday, March 13, at 9 a.m. For more information, please call the YSU Ticket Office at (330) 941-1YSU (1978).