NORMAN, Okla. -- 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 (8 p.m. on ESPNU). 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 email@example.com.
|2013-14 OU Men's Basketball Schedule (all times Central)|
|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||8 p.m.||ESPNU|
|Dec. 5||Texas A&M-Corpus Christi||Norman||7 p.m.||SSTV|
|Dec. 8||vs. George Mason %||Washington, D.C.||TBD||TBD|
|Dec. 17||UT Arlington||Norman||7 p.m.||SSTV|
|Dec. 21||vs. Texas A&M||Houston, Texas||6 p.m.||ESPNU|
|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|
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