ESPN.com’s Andy Katz, in his regular 3-Point Shot feature, applauds the way the Big 12 has set up its men’s basketball schedule for the upcoming season:
The Big 12 made the right call in having Kansas and Oklahoma State play on March 1 - in Stillwater - in what should be one of the best atmospheres and showdowns next season. KU and OSU should dominate the landscape on that day. This would give the focus to the Big 12 with Andrew Wiggins and Marcus Smart headlining the game. Like it or not, Duke-North Carolina the ensuing weekend usually draws a lot of attention. If KU-OSU were opposite that game there's a good chance it would still be the game of the day based on preseason projections. But this way there is no debate with Kansas and Oklahoma State on a separate weekend.