Big 12 Releases Conference Basketball Schedule

By: big12sports.com
By: big12sports.com

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August 9, 2012

Entering the season with the nation's best winning percentage in NCAA Tournament play over the last five years, the Big 12 will look to continue and expand on that success as it releases the schedule for the 2012-13 campaign. The Conference is the only one among the six major conferences to boast a full double round-robin format.
Currently, a total of 84 conference games (93.3 percent) will be televised nationally or regionally on an ESPN network, CBS or the regionally-syndicated Big 12 Network. The contests are being carried as part of the fifth season of a multi-year agreement with ESPN that runs through the 2015-16 season. Of the league games not televised on a national or regional basis, many of those will be selected at a later date for local telecast packages and inclusion on ESPN Full Court and WatchESPN.

This year's Big 12 slate welcomes two new members - TCU and West Virginia. Eight of the 10 league squads will tip off the conference schedule on Saturday, January 5. The Big 12 will also continue its spot in ESPN's traditional "Big Monday" lineup on January 14 when Baylor travels to Kansas. A total of eight different schools will be showcased on Big Monday with every team in the conference gaining exposure numerous times on ESPN or ESPN2.

At least 100 games overall (conference and non-conference) will air annually. In men's basketball, the Big 12 was the first conference to be guaranteed three weekly telecast windows on ESPN or ESPN2, which each reach approximately 100 million homes, respectively.

The Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship on March 13-16 will continue to be televised on a variety of ESPN platforms including ESPN, ESPN2 and in regional syndication on the Big 12 Network. The Championship will begin for the second straight year with two first-round games on Wednesday evening, followed by the quarterfinals, semifinals and title contest in successive days.

The Big 12 Network is in its fifth year, with games seen throughout the conference's geographic footprint and produced by ESPN Regional Television. It has been or will be distributed in numerous other markets, including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, San Diego, Milwaukee, Baltimore and Providence. Among all the televised games, most will be shown as part of ESPN Full Court and available on WatchESPN.

The Big 12 has had six or more teams earn NCAA berths in four of the last five campaigns. Eight of the 10 squads have been ranked in the top 25 during the last three seasons, with every school having been ranked at least once since 1999. Since 2008, every head coach in the Big 12 has led a team to the NCAA Tournament, with half of the current coaches having guided a squad to the Final Four during their careers.

The Big 12 has been rated among the top three conferences in the final RPI each of the past five seasons - no other conference can make that claim. In addition, the 19 teams that have advanced to the Elite Eight since 2002 is a total that is first nationally.

2012-13 Big 12 Men's Basketball Composite Schedule
Dates, times and television listings subject to change; All times are Central.

Saturday, January 5
Oklahoma State at K-State (Big 12 Network) 12:30 p.m.
Texas at Baylor (ESPNU) 1:00 p.m.
Oklahoma at West Virginia (Big 12 Network) 3:00 p.m.
Texas Tech at TCU TBA

Tuesday, January 8
Baylor at Texas Tech (ESPN2) 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 9
Iowa State at Kansas (ESPNU) 6:00 p.m.
TCU at Oklahoma State (Big 12 Network) 7:00 p.m.
West Virginia at Texas (ESPN2) 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 12
K-State at West Virginia (Big 12 Network) 12:30 p.m.
Texas at Iowa State (ESPNU) 1:00 p.m.
Oklahoma State at Oklahoma (ESPN2) 2:00 p.m.
Kansas at Texas Tech (Big 12 Network) 3:00 p.m.
TCU at Baylor TBA

Monday, January 14
Baylor at Kansas (ESPN) 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 16
Texas Tech at Oklahoma (Big 12 Network) 7:00 p.m.
K-State at TCU (ESPNU) 8:00 p.m.
West Virginia at Iowa State (ESPN2) 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 19
Iowa State at TCU (Big 12 Network) 12:30 p.m.
Kansas at Texas (CBS) 1:00 p.m.
Oklahoma at K-State (Big 12 Network) 3:00 p.m.
Texas Tech at Oklahoma State (ESPN2) TBA

Monday, January 21
Oklahoma State at Baylor (ESPN) 4:30 p.m.
Texas at Oklahoma (ESPN) 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, January 22
Kansas at K-State (Big 12 Network) 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 23
TCU at West Virginia (ESPN2) 6:30 p.m.
Iowa State at Texas Tech (ESPNU) 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 26
West Virginia at Oklahoma State (ESPNU) Noon
K-State at Iowa State (Big 12 Network) 12:30 p.m.
Baylor at TCU (Big 12 Network) 3:00 p.m.
Oklahoma at Kansas (ESPN) 3:00 p.m.
Texas Tech at Texas TBA

Monday, January 28
Kansas at West Virginia (ESPN) 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 30
Oklahoma at Baylor (ESPNU) 6:00 p.m.
Iowa State at Oklahoma State (Big 12 Network) 7:00 p.m.
Texas at K-State (ESPN2) 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 2
West Virginia at Texas Tech (Big 12 Network) 12:30 p.m.
Oklahoma State at Kansas (Big 12 Network) 3:00 p.m.
K-State at Oklahoma (ESPN2) 5:00 p.m.
Baylor at Iowa State (ESPN2) 7:00 p.m.
TCU at Texas TBA

Monday, February 4
Oklahoma at Iowa State (ESPNU) 6:00 p.m.
Texas at West Virginia (ESPN) 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 5
K-State at Texas Tech (Big 12 Network) 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 6
Kansas at TCU (ESPNU) 6:00 p.m.
Baylor at Oklahoma State (ESPN2) 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 9
Oklahoma State at Texas (Big 12 Network) 12:30 p.m.
Texas Tech at Baylor (Big 12 Network) 3:00 p.m.
West Virginia at TCU (Big 12 Network) 3:00 p.m.
Kansas at Oklahoma (ESPN or ESPN2) 3:00 p.m.
Iowa State at K-State (ESPN or ESPN2) 5:00 p.m.

Monday, February 11
TCU at Oklahoma (ESPNU) 6:00 p.m.
K-State at Kansas (ESPN) 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 13
Oklahoma State at Texas Tech (ESPNU) 6:00 p.m.
Iowa State at Texas (Big 12 Network) 7:00 p.m.
West Virginia at Baylor (ESPN2) 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 16
Oklahoma at Oklahoma State (Big 12 Network) 12:30 p.m.
TCU at Iowa State (Big 12 Network) 12:30 p.m.
Texas Tech at West Virginia (Big 12 Network) 3:00 p.m.
Baylor at K-State (ESPNU) 6:00 p.m.
Texas at Kansas (ESPN) 8:00 p.m.

Monday, February 18
West Virginia at K-State (ESPN) 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 19
Texas at TCU (Big 12 Network) 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 20
Oklahoma at Texas Tech (ESPNU) 6:00 p.m.
Iowa State at Baylor (ESPNU) 8:00 p.m.
Kansas at Oklahoma State (ESPN2) 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 23
Texas Tech at Iowa State (Big 12 Network) 12:30 p.m.
Oklahoma State at West Virginia (ESPN2) 1:00 p.m.
TCU at Kansas (Big 12 Network) 3:00 p.m.
Baylor at Oklahoma (ESPNU) 4:00 p.m.
K-State at Texas TBA

Monday, February 25
Texas Tech at K-State (ESPNU) 6:00 p.m.
Kansas at Iowa State (ESPN) 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 27
Oklahoma State at TCU (ESPNU) 6:00 p.m.
Baylor at West Virginia (Big 12 Network) 7:00 p.m.
Oklahoma at Texas (ESPN2) 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 2
Iowa State at Oklahoma (Big 12 Network) 12:30 p.m.
West Virginia at Kansas (CBS) 1:00 p.m.
TCU at Texas Tech (Big 12 Network) 3:00 p.m.
Texas at Oklahoma State (ESPN) 3:00 p.m.
K-State at Baylor (ESPN2) 6:00 p.m.

Monday, March 4
Texas Tech at Kansas (ESPNU) 6:00 p.m.
Baylor at Texas (ESPN) 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 5
TCU at K-State (Big 12 Network) 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6
Oklahoma State at Iowa State (ESPNU) 6:00 p.m.
West Virginia at Oklahoma (ESPN2) 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 9
Iowa State at West Virginia (Big 12 Network) 12:30 p.m.
K-State at Oklahoma State (Big 12 Network) 12:30 p.m.
Texas at Texas Tech (Big 12 Network) 3:00 p.m.
Kansas at Baylor (ESPN) 5:00 p.m.
Oklahoma at TCU TBA


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