Campus Corner

KU’s Big 12 schedule highlighted by showdowns with Oklahoma State

Updated: 2013-08-08T17:30:00Z

By RUSTIN DODD

The Kansas City Star

— Waiting to see Kansas phenom Andrew Wiggins and Oklahoma State All-American candidate Marcus Smart on the same floor?

You can now starting counting the days.

Oklahoma State will travel to Allen Fieldhouse on Jan. 18 for a nationally televised showdown on CBS, just one of the games unveiled Thursday when the Big 12 released its conference basketball schedule.

The return game in Stillwater will come on Saturday, March 1, an game that could serve as an appealing matchup for ESPN’s “College GameDay” show. If nothing else, Kansas’ plans for an unprecedented 10th straight Big 12 title could hinge on two important games against the talented Cowboys.

On Wednesday, the Big 12 announced that KU would appear four times on ESPN’s “Big Monday” telecasts. Those games, along with the two Oklahoma State contests, should provide plenty of the usual exposure for Bill Self’s young Jayhawks.

KU will play host to in-state rival K-State at 1 p.m. Saturday on Jan. 11, and then travel to Manhattan for a Big 12 Monday contest on Feb. 10.

Here’s KU’s complete basketball schedule, including the Big 12 games announced Wednesday:

DateOpponentTimeTV
Oct. 29PITTSBURG STATE*7 p.m.Jayhawk Network
Nov. 5FORT HAYS STATE*7 p.m.Jayhawk Network
Nov. 8LOUISIANA-MONROE 7 p.m.Jayhawk Network
Nov. 12vs. Duke**8:30 p.m.ESPN
Nov. 19IONA7 p.m.Jayhawk Network
Nov. 22TOWSON7 p.m.Jayhawk Network
Nov. 28vs. Wake Forest***2:30 p.m.AXS TV
Nov. 29vs. Villanova or USC***2:30 or 8:30 p.m.AXS TV
Nov. 30vs. TBD***TBDNBC Sports or AXS TV
Dec. 7at Colorado2:15 p.m.ESPN2
Dec. 10at Florida6 p.m.ESPN
Dec. 14vs. New Mexico (at Sprint Center)TBAESPN2
Dec. 21GEORGETOWN 11 a.m.ESPN
Dec. 30TOLEDO7 p.m.Jayhawk Network
Jan. 5SAN DIEGO STATE 12:30 or 3:30 p.m.CBS
Jan. 8at Oklahoma6 p.m.ESPN2
Jan. 11KANSAS STATE1 p.m.ESPN
Jan. 13at Iowa State#8 p.m.ESPN
Jan. 18OKLAHOMA STATE3 p.m.CBS
Jan. 20BAYLOR#8 p.m.ESPN
Jan. 25at TCU8 p.m.ESPNU
Jan. 29IOWA STATE8 p.m.ESPNU
Feb. 1at Texas3 p.m.ESPN or ESPN2
Feb. 4at Baylor6 p.m.ESPN or ESPN2
Feb. 8WEST VIRGINIA3 p.m.ESPN
Feb. 10at Kansas State#8 p.m.ESPN
Feb. 15TCU3 p.m.Big 12 Network
Feb. 18at Texas Tech7 p.m.Big 12 Network
Feb. 22TEXAS6:30 p.m.ESPNU
Feb. 24OKLAHOMA#8 p.m.ESPN
March 1at Oklahoma StateTBAESPN
March 5TEXAS TECH7 p.m.Big 12 Network
March 8at West Virginia11 a.m.ESPN or ESPN2

Home games in CAPS at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence

*Preseason; **Champions Classic at United Center in Chicago; ***at Battle 4 Atlantis in Bahamas; #ESPN’s “Big Monday”

Note: Jayhawk Network is available on Metro Sports in the Kansas City area (statewide distribution TBA) and online through ESPN3 outside the metro area and the state of Kansas. Big 12 Network airs on KMCI (Ch. 38) in the Kansas City area.

To reach Rustin Dodd, call 816-234-4937 or send email to rdodd@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/rustindodd.

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