The continuation of the long-standing and popular arrangement with ESPN will tip off with Oklahoma State at Oklahoma on Monday, January 11. The Sooners won both regular season meetings a year ago, but the Cowboys rebounded with a thrilling 71-70 victory in the quarterfinals of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship.
Kansas State will host Texas on Big Monday for the second time in three years on January 18. The Wildcats posted an 85-81 overtime win last season. Missouri is at Kansas on January 25 in a matchup that showcases two teams that combined for 58 wins in 2008-09. OSU hosts the Longhorns on February 1, after the teams split their two matchups a year ago.
The schedule continues with one of the most anticipated matchups of the 2009-10 college basketball season when KU travels to Texas on February 8. The Jayhawks have been ranked No. 1 in many early national preseason rankings, with UT ranked in the top five of numerous predictions. KU then travels to Texas A&M on February 15. It marks the fourth straight season the Aggies will play on Big Monday. Oklahoma takes part in the last two Big Monday contests, playing in Lawrence on February 22 and Austin on March 1.
The Big 12 will boast seven of 10 members from the All-Big 12 First and Second Teams back in 2009-10. Nine of the league’s top 13 scorers return, with nine of 12 squads overall having at least 50 percent of their scoring back from a year ago. Several top newcomers and transfers will also join the conference, including 21 of the top 90 players from the ESPNU/Scouts Inc. recruiting rankings. The full composite conference schedule will be released in the coming weeks.
2010 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Schedule On ESPN’s Big Monday
All games televised on ESPN and available on ESPN360.com
||Oklahoma State at Oklahoma
|January 18||Texas at Kansas State||8:00 p.m.|
|January 25||Missouri at Kansas||8:00 p.m.|
|February 1||Texas at Oklahoma State||8:00 p.m.|
|February 8||Kansas at Texas
|February 15||Kansas at Texas A&M||8:00 p.m.|
||Oklahoma at Kansas||8:00 p.m.|
|March 1||Oklahoma at Texas||8:00 p.m.|