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Big 12 basketball: Sooners, Cowboys release conference schedules

Big 12 basketball: Sooners, Cowboys release conference schedules

Oklahoma center Jamuni McNeace (4) dunks in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma State in Norman, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

The Big 12 Conference released its men’s basketball schedules on Wednesday, and Oklahoma doesn’t have an easy start.

With round-robin play in the Big 12, each team will play each other twice: once at home and once on the road.

The Sooners begin conference play on the road against Kansas on Jan. 2. They then return home to face Bedlam rival Oklahoma State on Jan. 5. The second round of Bedlam is in Stillwater for an 8 p.m. tip on Jan. 22. The Cowboys have won four of the past five Bedlam bouts, including the victory in the 2018 Big 12 Tournament.

After the home conference opener against OSU, the Sooners travel to Lubbock, Texas, to face the Red Raiders. The first matchup against Texas is in Austin on Jan. 19 with the Longhorns coming to Norman on Feb. 23. Kansas comes to Lloyd Noble Center on March 5, which comes after a home matchup against West Virginia on March 2.

OU closes its conference slate at Kansas State on March 9. At least 16 of OU’s 18 conference games will be televised on ESPN, according to the release.

The Cowboys begin conference play at home against Iowa State on Jan. 2 before the tilt with the Sooners. OSU makes its return to Allen Fieldhouse on Feb. 9, and the Jayhawks head to Stillwater on March 2.

OSU closes its conference schedule at home against West Virginia on March 9.

Oklahoma’s conference schedule

Jan. 2 at Kansas, 8 p.m.

Jan. 5 vs Oklahoma State TBA

Jan. 8 at Texas Tech, 8 p.m.

Jan. 12 vs TCU, TBA

Jan. 16 vs Kansas State, 6 p.m.

Jan. 19 at Texas, TBA

Jan. 22 at Oklahoma State, 8 p.m.

Jan. 28 vs Baylor, 8 p.m.

Feb. 2 at West Virginia, 11 a.m.

Feb. 4 vs Iowa State, 8 p.m.

Feb. 9 vs Texas Tech, 3 p.m.

Feb. 11 at Baylor, 8 p.m.

Feb. 16 at TCU, 11 a.m.

Feb. 23 vs Texas, 11 a.m.

Feb. 25 at Iowa State, 6 or 8 p.m.

March 2 vs West Virginia, 1 p.m.

March 5 vs Kansas, 8 p.m.

March 9 at Kansas State, 5 p.m.


Oklahoma State’s conference schedule

Jan. 2 vs Iowa State, 8 p.m.

Jan. 5 at Oklahoma, TBA

Jan. 8 vs Texas, 6 p.m.

Jan. 12 at West Virginia, 11 a.m.

Jan. 14 vs Baylor, 8 p.m.

Jan. 19 at Iowa State, 5 p.m.

Jan. 22 vs Oklahoma, 8 p.m.

Feb. 2 vs Kansas State, 5 p.m.

Feb. 6 at TCU, 8 p.m.

Feb. 9 at Kansas, 11 a.m.

Feb. 13 vs Texas Tech, 8 p.m.

Feb. 16 at Texas, 12 p.m.

Feb. 18 vs TCU, 8 p.m.

Feb. 23 at Kansas State, 3 p.m.

Feb. 27 at Texas Tech, 6 p.m.

March 2 vs Kansas 11 a.m.

March 6 at Baylor, 8 p.m.

March 9 vs West Virginia, 3 p.m.


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Cameron Jourdan has covered Oklahoma State athletics since January 2017. He has written for The Oklahoman, The Tuscaloosa News and the Stillwater News Press, among others. Follow Cameron on Twitter: @Cam_Jourdan

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