OU's Big 12 Men's Hoops Schedule Announced

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
AUGUST 13, 2014

NORMAN, Okla. -- The Big 12 Conference released its 90-game 2015 men's basketball schedule Thursday, completing the University of Oklahoma's 2014-15 slate. OU, which begins its league schedule Jan. 3 at home against Baylor, will have all 18 of its conference games televised nationally by the ESPN family of networks.

Head coach Lon Kruger's Sooners will play their other eight league home games Jan. 10 vs. Kansas State (ESPNU), Jan. 17 vs. Oklahoma State (ESPN or ESPN2), Jan. 28 vs. Texas Tech (ESPNEWS), Feb. 3 vs. West Virginia (ESPN2), Feb. 9 vs. Iowa State (ESPN), Feb. 17 vs. Texas (ESPN2), Feb. 28 vs. TCU (ESPNU) and March 7 vs. Kansas (ESPN or ESPN2).

OU will play its nine road games Jan. 5 at Texas (ESPN), Jan. 13 at West Virginia (ESPNEWS), Jan. 19 at Kansas (ESPN), Jan. 24 at Baylor (ESPN2), Jan. 31 at Oklahoma State (ESPN2), Feb. 7 at TCU (ESPNEWS), Feb. 14 at Kansas State (ESPN2), Feb. 21 at Texas Tech (ESPNU or ESPNEWS) and March 2 at Iowa State (ESPN or ESPNU).

The Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship will be played March 11-14 (Wednesday-Saturday) at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

A total of 87 Big 12 matchups (96.7 percent) are scheduled to be televised on a national platform. The televised conference games are being carried as part of a multi-year agreement with ESPN that runs through the 2024-25 season. No fewer than 100 games overall (conference and non-conference) will air annually.

This season, a number of Big 12 contests will also be carried on ESPNEWS, which will show more college basketball than ever before in 2014-15. Both ESPNEWS and ESPNU are available in more than 74 million households nationwide.

The Big 12 is the only one of its peer conferences to play a full double round-robin schedule in basketball. The league sent a nation’s-best seven teams to the NCAA Tournament a year ago and was rated as the No. 1 conference in the country in the RPI during the regular season. The Big 12 also had more top 25 teams last season than any other conference, with seven rated in the various early national top 25 polls that have already been released for the 2014-15 campaign.

The Sooners return four starters, 68 percent of their scoring, 70 percent of their rebounding and 73 percent of their assists from last year's 23-10 team that finished in second place in the Big 12 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season.

OU's entire 2014-15 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 outickets@ou.edu.

2014-15 OU Men's Basketball Schedule (all times Central)
Date Opponent Site Time TV
Nov. 7 Washburn (Ex.) Norman 7 p.m. SSTV
Nov. 11 SW Oklahoma State (Ex.) Norman 7 p.m. SSTV
Nov. 16 Southeastern Louisiana Norman 2 p.m. SSTV
Nov. 19 at Creighton Omaha, Neb. TBD TBD
Nov. 23 Northwestern State Norman 2 p.m. SSTV
Nov. 26 vs. UCLA # Nassau, Bahamas 1:30 p.m. ESPN2
Nov. 27 vs. Butler/North Carolina # Nassau, Bahamas TBD TBD
Nov. 28 vs. TBD # Nassau, Bahamas TBD TBD
Dec. 5 Missouri $ Norman 8:30 p.m. ESPNU
Dec. 13 at Tulsa Tulsa, Okla. TBD TBD
Dec. 16 Oral Roberts Norman 7 p.m. SSTV
Dec. 20 vs. Washington % Las Vegas, Nev. 8 p.m. ESPNU
Dec. 22 Weber State Norman 7 p.m. SSTV
Dec. 31 George Mason Norman TBD SSTV
Jan. 3 Baylor Norman 3/5:30 p.m. ESPN2
Jan. 5 at Texas Austin, Texas 8 p.m. ESPN/2
Jan. 10 Kansas State Norman 6 p.m. ESPNU
Jan. 13 at West Virginia Morgantown, W.Va. 6 p.m. ESPNEWS
Jan. 17 Oklahoma State Norman 3 p.m. ESPN/2
Jan. 19 at Kansas Lawrence, Kan. 8 p.m. ESPN
Jan. 24 at Baylor Waco, Texas 5 p.m. ESPN2
Jan. 28 Texas Tech Norman TBD ESPNEWS
Jan. 31 at Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. 7 p.m. ESPN2
Feb. 3 West Virginia Norman TBD ESPN2
Feb. 7 at TCU Fort Worth, Texas TBD ESPNEWS
Feb. 9 Iowa State Norman 8 p.m. ESPN
Feb. 14 at Kansas State Manhattan, Kan. 7 p.m. ESPN2
Feb. 17 Texas Norman 8 p.m. ESPN2
Feb. 21 at Texas Tech Lubbock, Texas TBD ESPNU/NEWS
Feb. 28 TCU Norman 1 p.m. ESPNU
March 2 at Iowa State Ames, Iowa 6/8 p.m. ESPN/U
March 7 Kansas Norman TBD ESPN/2

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