The two teams split their regular-season meetings a year ago and are expected to be the top preseason picks to win the Conference. OSU returns a majority of its squad from last season, including Big 12 Player of the Year Marcus Smart. The Jayhawks will welcome a highly-touted group of newcomers, including the nation's No. 1 recruit, Andrew Wiggins.
OSU will host GameDay for the first time since 2004-05. The school is among seven of the 10 current members from the Big 12 (Baylor, Kansas, K-State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, West Virginia) to have hosted the event.
Entering its 10th season, ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm – the eight-week Saturday morning and evening college basketball program originating from the site of ESPN’s Saturday Primetime Presented by DIRECTV telecast – begins Saturday, Jan. 18 with a special split-site show. The first hour begins at 9 a.m. CT on ESPNU, continuing at 10 a.m. CT on ESPN, with a one-hour evening edition leading into the Saturday Primetime game of the week on ESPN.
For the 10th year, Rece Davis will serve as host for College GameDay. He will be joined by analysts Jay Bilas, Digger Phelps and Jalen Rose to preview all the day’s action and discuss the biggest storylines in college basketball.
All telecasts will be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
About College GameDay Covered by State Farm
College GameDay Covered by State Farm debuted Jan. 22, 2005 from the University of Connecticut, the same season as the debut of the Saturday Primetime Presented by DIRECTV game of the week. The eight-week road show is hosted by Rece Davis (since 2005) with analysts Jay Bilas (2005), Digger Phelps (2006) and Jalen Rose (2013). Forty-four different campuses have served as College GameDay sites in a total of 71 stops through 2013.