Mike Boynton

Mike Boynton addresses the crowd after Oklahoma State’s game vs. West Virginia on Mar. 9, 2019, in Stillwater, Oklahoma at Gallagher-Iba Arena. (DEVIN LAWRENCE WILBER/Tulsa World)

The Oklahoma State men’s basketball nonconference schedule features seven 20-win teams from last season, five NCAA Tournament teams, five programs that finished in the top 50 of the 2019 KenPom Rankings and eight teams in the top 100.

OSU released the nonconference slate Thursday.

According to the KenPom Rankings, the Cowboys have had a top-five schedule in two of the past three years. OSU’s 2018 schedule was ranked No. 5 by KenPom and No. 12 in the official NCAA N.E.T. Rankings. This year’s 12 nonconference games include three Quadrant 1, three Quadrant 2 and four Quadrant 4 opponents.

OSU plays home games against Yale (Nov. 17), Georgetown (Dec. 4) and Wichita State (Dec. 8) and will face Minnesota at the BOK Center on Dec. 21.

The Cowboys will also play at Charleston on Nov. 13 and at Houston (Dec. 15), which advanced to the Sweet Sixteen last season.

OSU opens the season Nov. 6 against Oral Roberts at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Game times and broadcasting information for the schedule are still to be announced.

OSU’s conference schedule will be announced in September.

OSU men’s basketball

Nonconference schedule

Nov. 6: Oral Roberts

Nov. 9: UMKC

Nov. 13: at Charleston

Nov. 17: Yale+

Nov. 22: Western Michigan+

Nov. 27: vs. Syracuse# (ESPN2);6:30 p.m.

Nov. 29: vs Penn State/Ole Miss#;6/8 p.m.

Dec. 4: Georgetown*

Dec. 8: Wichita State

Dec. 15: at Houston

Dec. 21: Minnesota (BOK Center)

Dec. 29: Southeastern Louisiana

+ NIT Season Tip-Off Campus Site Games

# NIT Season Tip-Off (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

* Big 12/Big East Scheduling Alliance

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Frank joined Tulsa World as the Oklahoma State University sports writer in June 2019. He is an Indiana native who attended graduate school at IUPUI after receiving his bachelor’s degree at Indiana University. 918-581-8387