Thursday, August 8, 2013

OU's Big 12 Men's Basketball Schedule Released

The Big 12 Conference released its 90-game 2014 men's basketball schedule Thursday, which completes the University of Oklahoma's 2013-14 slate. OU, which begins its league schedule Jan. 4 at rival Texas, will have 17 of its 18 conference games televised nationally or regionally.

Eleven of OU's league contests will air on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU. OU's 11 national TV appearances are its second most ever in regular season conference play (12 last year).

Head coach Lon Kruger's Sooners will play their nine league home games Jan. 8 vs. Kansas (ESPN2), Jan. 11 vs. Iowa State (ESPNU), Jan. 22 vs. TCU (ESPNU), Jan. 27 vs. Oklahoma State (ESPN Big Monday), Feb. 8 vs. Baylor (ESPN2), Feb. 12 vs. Texas Tech (Big 12 Network), Feb. 22 vs. Kansas State (Big 12 Network), March 1 vs. Texas (Big 12 Network) and March 5 vs. West Virginia (ESPNU).

OU will play its nine road games Jan. 5 at Texas (no TV designated at present time), Jan. 14 at Kansas State (ESPN2), Jan. 18 at Baylor (ESPN or ESPN2), Jan. 25 at Texas Tech (Big 12 Network), Feb. 1 at Iowa State (Big 12 Network), Feb. 5 at West Virginia (ESPNU), Feb. 15 at Oklahoma State (ESPN or ESPN2), Feb. 24 at Kansas (ESPN Big Monday) and March 8 at TCU (Big 12 Network).

The Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship on March 12-15 will continue to be televised on a variety of ESPN platforms. The Championship will begin for the third straight year with two first-round games on Wednesday evening, followed by the quarterfinals, semifinals and title contest in successive days.

The Big 12 Network is entering its sixth year and is distributed on local television outlets throughout the conference's geographic footprint. It is also carried on various regional sports networks across the country. Produced by ESPN Regional Television, most Big 12 Network telecasts will be available nationwide via WatchESPN, ESPN3 and ESPN Full Court.

The Big 12 is the only conference in the nation where every coach has guided a team to the NCAA Tournament, with six head coaches having guided a team to the Final Four during their careers.

Oklahoma also announced Thursday that this season's non-conference game against Mercer has moved from Nov. 18 to Dec. 2 (7 p.m.). OU's entire 2013-14 Big 12 schedule appears below. Dates and times are subject to change. For ticket information, contact the OU Athletics Ticket Office by phone at (800) 456-4668 or by email at

2013-14 OU Men's Basketball Schedule (all times Central)
Date Opponent Site Time TV
Nov. 2 Washburn (Ex.) Norman 2 p.m. SSTV
Nov. 4 Oklahoma Christian (Ex.) Norman 7 p.m. SSTV
Nov. 8 vs. Alabama Dallas, Texas TBD TBD
Nov. 11 North Texas Norman 7 p.m. SSTV
Nov. 13 Idaho Norman 7 p.m. SSTV
Nov. 22 vs. Seton Hall # Brooklyn, N.Y. 6 p.m. truTV
Nov. 23 vs. Mich. State or Va. Tech # Brooklyn, N.Y. 6/8:30 p.m. truTV
Nov. 29 Arkansas-Little Rock Norman 2 p.m. SSTV
Dec. 2 Mercer Norman 7 p.m. SSTV
Dec. 5 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Norman 7 p.m. SSTV
Dec. 8 vs. George Mason % Washington, D.C. TBD TBD
Dec. 14 Tulsa Norman TBD SSTV
Dec. 17 UT Arlington Norman 7 p.m. SSTV
Dec. 21 vs. Texas A&M Houston, Texas TBD TBD
Dec. 30 Louisiana Tech Norman 7 p.m. SSTV
Jan. 4 at Texas Austin, Texas TBD TBD
Jan. 8 Kansas Norman 6 p.m. ESPN2
Jan. 11 Iowa State Norman 11 a.m. ESPNU
Jan. 14 at Kansas State Manhattan, Kan. 6 p.m. ESPN2
Jan. 18 at Baylor Waco, Texas 1 p.m. ESPN/2
Jan. 22 TCU Norman 8 p.m. ESPNU
Jan. 25 at Texas Tech Lubbock, Texas 3 p.m. Big 12
Jan. 27 Oklahoma State Norman 8 p.m. ESPN
Feb. 1 at Iowa State Ames, Iowa 3 p.m. Big 12
Feb. 5 at West Virginia Morgantown, W. Va. 6 p.m. ESPNU
Feb. 8 Baylor Norman 6 p.m. ESPN2
Feb. 12 Texas Tech Norman 7 p.m. Big 12
Feb. 15 at Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. 1 p.m. ESPN/2
Feb. 22 Kansas State Norman 3 p.m. Big 12
Feb. 24 at Kansas Lawrence, Kan. 8 p.m. ESPN
March 1 Texas Norman 3 p.m. Big 12
March 5 West Virginia Norman 8 p.m. ESPNU
March 8 at TCU Fort Worth, Texas 3 p.m. Big 12
# Coaches vs. Cancer Classic (possible opponents are Michigan State, Seton Hall and Virginia Tech)
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