OU to play several games on ESPN networks
BY Staff Reports
Thursday, August 09, 2012
8/09/12 at 1:15 PM
NORMAN -- The Big 12 Conference released its 90-game 2013 men's basketball schedule Thursday, the only double round-robin slate in the nation among the six major conferences. Oklahoma, which begins its league schedule Jan. 5 at West Virginia, will have 17 of its 18 conference games televised nationally or regionally.
Two-thirds of OU's league contests will air on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU. OU's 12 national TV appearances are its most ever in regular season conference play (previous high was 10 in 2008-09).
The Sooners will play their first ESPN Big Monday game since 2010 when they host Texas on Jan. 21 at 8:30 p.m. OU will also play a pair of Monday games that will be televised by ESPNU (Feb. 4 at Iowa State and Feb. 11 vs. TCU; both at 6 p.m.).
The The Big 12 Tournament will be March 13-16 and will continue to be televised on a variety of ESPN platforms including ESPN, ESPN2 and in regional syndication on the Big 12 Network.
2013 Big 12 schedule
Jan. 5: at West Virginia, 3 p.m., Big 12 Network
Jan. 12: vs. Oklahoma State, 2 p.m., ESPN2
Jan. 16: vs. Texas Tech, 7 p.m., Big 12 Network
Jan 19: at Kansas State, 3 p.m., Big 12 Network
Jan. 21: vs. Texas, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
Jan. 26: at Kansas, 3 p.m., ESPN
Jan. 30: at Baylor, 6 p.m., ESPNU
Feb. 2: vs. Kansas State, 5 p.m., ESPN2
Feb. 4: at Iowa State, 6 p.m., ESPNU
Feb. 9: vs. Kansas, 3 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2
Feb. 11: vs. TCU, 6 p.m., ESPNU
Feb. 16: at Oklahoma State, 12:30 p.m., Big 12 Network
Feb. 20: at Texas Tech, 6 p.m., ESPNU
Feb. 23: vs. Baylor, 4 p.m., ESPNU
Feb. 27: at Texas, 8 p.m., ESPN2
March 2: vs. Iowa State, 12:30 p.m., Big 12 Network
March 6: vs. West Virginia, 8 p.m., ESPN2
March 9: at TCU, TBD, TBD
Lon Kruger and OU will play on national TV 12 times this season, the most ever for the program. NATE BILLINGS/The Oklahoman