The Big 12 has released its 2008-09 women's basketball conference composite schedule, highlighted by a change in format for the 2009 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship.

The 2009 championship will be contested Thursday-Sunday, March 12-15 at Oklahoma City's Cox Convention Center. First round action will take place on Thursday with quarterfinals on Friday, semifinals on Saturday and the final on Sunday. Times are yet to be determined.

Regular season conference action begins on the weekend of Jan. 10-11, 2009 and will conclude on March 7-8, 2009. Dates may be adjusted once the television schedule is available. Institutions will release their own non-conference schedules when completed.

The Big 12 is coming off a banner season which saw 11 teams compete in 2008 postseason play - a conference-record eight in the NCAA Championship and three in the WNIT. Also last season, the Big 12 became the first conference to record an 8-0 record in NCAA Championship first round games.

League teams continued to play in front of packed houses as the Big 12 captured its ninth consecutive NCAA attendance crown and drew over one-million fans for the second consecutive season and third time overall.

2008-09 Big 12 Women's Basketball Conference Composite Schedule

Saturday, January 10
Kansas at Kansas State
Baylor at Colorado
Oklahoma at Nebraska
Oklahoma State at Iowa State
Texas at Texas Tech
Texas A&M at Missouri

Tuesday, January 13
Texas Tech at Texas A&M

Wednesday, January 14
Colorado at Oklahoma State
Iowa State at Baylor
Kansas State at Oklahoma
Missouri at Kansas
Nebraska at Texas

Saturday, January 17
Colorado at Texas
Iowa State at Kansas State
Nebraska at Missouri
Oklahoma State at Baylor
Texas A&M at Oklahoma
Texas Tech at Kansas

Wednesday, January 21
Kansas at Nebraska
Kansas State at Texas Tech
Missouri at Iowa State
Baylor at Texas A&M
Oklahoma at Colorado

Saturday, January 24
Colorado at Missouri
Iowa State at Nebraska
Kansas State at Kansas
Baylor at Texas Tech
Texas A&M at Oklahoma State

Sunday, January 25
Texas at Oklahoma

Tuesday, January 27
Nebraska at Kansas State

Wednesday, January 28
Oklahoma at Baylor
Oklahoma State at Missouri
Texas A&M at Texas
Texas Tech at Colorado

Saturday, January 31
Kansas at Texas A&M
Kansas State at Iowa State
Missouri at Oklahoma
Nebraska at Colorado
Oklahoma State at Texas Tech

Sunday, February 1
Texas at Baylor

Wednesday, February 4
Colorado at Kansas
Missouri at Kansas State
Baylor at Nebraska
Texas A&M at Iowa State

Thursday, February 5
Texas at Oklahoma State

Saturday, February 7
Iowa State at Colorado
Kansas at Missouri
Kansas State at Baylor

Sunday, February 8
Texas Tech at Texas
Oklahoma at Oklahoma State
Nebraska at Texas A&M

Wednesday, February 11
Iowa State at Oklahoma
Kansas at Texas
Baylor at Oklahoma State
Texas A&M at Texas Tech

Saturday, February 14
Colorado at Texas A&M
Missouri at Baylor
Oklahoma at Kansas
Texas Tech at Nebraska

Sunday, February 15
Texas at Iowa State
Oklahoma State at Kansas State

Tuesday, February 17
Oklahoma at Texas Tech

Wednesday, February 18
Kansas at Colorado
Kansas State at Missouri
Nebraska at Iowa State
Oklahoma State at Texas

Saturday, February 21
Colorado at Kansas State
Missouri at Nebraska
Baylor at Oklahoma
Texas at Texas A&M
Texas Tech at Oklahoma State

Sunday, February 22
Iowa State at Kansas

Monday, February 23
Oklahoma at Texas A&M

Tuesday, February 24
Texas at Missouri

Wednesday, February 25
Colorado at Iowa State
Kansas at Oklahoma State
Kansas State at Nebraska
Texas Tech at Baylor

Saturday, February 28
Iowa State at Texas Tech
Missouri at Colorado
Nebraska at Kansas
Baylor at Texas
Oklahoma State at Oklahoma

Sunday, March 1
Texas A&M at Kansas State

Tuesday, March 3
Colorado at Nebraska
Iowa State at Missouri

Wednesday, March 4
Baylor at Kansas
Oklahoma State at Texas A&M
Texas at Kansas State
Texas Tech at Oklahoma

Saturday, March 7
Kansas at Iowa State
Kansas State at Colorado
Missouri at Texas Tech
Nebraska at Oklahoma State
Texas A&M at Baylor

Sunday, March 8
Oklahoma at Texas

Thursday-Sunday, March 12-15
Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Championship
Oklahoma City, Okla.
(Cox Convention Center)