Penn State basketball will in fact play on Wednesday, facing Ohio State in Columbus to make up for a previously postponed contest against the Buckeyes earlier in the season on Jan. 3.
The rescheduled game will take the place of Penn State’s pending home meeting against Michigan that was postponed following a department-wide pause of all team related activities and competitions.
Penn State has yet to play the Buckeyes this year, their meeting at the Bryce Jordan Center scheduled for the middle of February. The Nittany Lions are coming off back-to-back wins in Big Ten play while Ohio State finds itself 12-4 and ranked No. 13 in the nation.
Even with the rescheduled game, Penn State will face three-straight opponents inside the Top 25 with Ohio State hosting the Nittany Lions before Penn State plays No. 14 Wisconsin in back-to-back games. The schedule did not originally call for back-to-back games against the same team but league-wide rescheduling resulted in the unique situation.
Penn State will host Wisconsin on Jan. 30 before traveling to Madison on Feb. 2.
No timeline has been given as to when Penn State’s meeting with Michigan might be rescheduled.