ESPN and the Big 12 Conference have announced ESPN’s Big Monday Big 12 men’s college basketball schedule for the 2013 season. The popular weekly series – doubleheaders with the BIG EAST Conference — will air every Monday during conference play at 9 p.m. from January 14 to March 4 with the nation’s top teams in action.
For the third straight year, the schedule will include two telecasts on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 21: Oklahoma State at Baylor at 5:30 p.m. ET and Texas at Oklahoma at 9:30 p.m.
Big Monday Big 12 schedule highlights:
- Newest conference member West Virginia will play three Big Monday games, including at home in consecutive weeks against Kansas (January 28) and Texas (February 4). They will also play at Kansas State on February 18.
- West Virginia’s game against Kansas will mark the first meeting between the schools while Texas has won two of its three matchups against the Mountaineers.
- West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins will return to Kansas State, where he coached the 2006-07 season, on February 18.
- National runner up Kansas will play four Big Monday games. In addition to West Virginia and Baylor, Kansas will host in-state rival Kansas State on February 11 and travel to Iowa State on February 25.
- Iowa State, which will host its first Big Monday game since January 9, 2006, defeated Kansas 72-64 in Ames last season.
- The Big Monday schedule will conclude with Baylor at Texas on March 4. Texas holds a 27-9 record against Baylor in conference games despite losing five of the past six against the Bears.
Overall, ESPN outlets will offer more than 100 Big 12 Conference games during the 2012-13 season. A full conference schedule will be released in the coming weeks.
ESPN’s 2013 Big Monday Big 12 Men’s Basketball Schedule
Note: All games Televised on ESPN
|January 14||9 p.m.||Baylor at Kansas|
|January 21||5:30 p.m.||Oklahoma State at Baylor|
|9:30 p.m.||Texas at Oklahoma|
|January 28||9 p.m.||Kansas at West Virginia|
|February 4||9 p.m.||Texas at West Virginia|
|February 11||9 p.m.||Kansas State at Kansas|
|February 18||9 p.m.||West Virginia at Kansas State|
|February 25||9 p.m.||Kansas at Iowa State|
|March 4||9 p.m.||Baylor at Texas|