Kansas gets half of ESPN’s Big Monday basketball broadcasts

08/11/2014 1:38 PM

08/11/2014 5:18 PM

Kansas once again will be a regular on ESPN’s “Big Monday” college basketball broadcasts.

The Jayhawks will appear on four of the eight weeks with two games in Lawrence and two on the road, including a Feb. 23 contest at Kansas State. That’s the Wildcats’ lone appearance on Big Monday.

In the Big 12 era, Kansas is 52-17 in Big Monday games, including 29-1 at home. The Jayhawks have won 22 straight at home, including 18 under coach Bill Self.

Big Monday broadcasts begin with an Atlantic Coast Conference game at 6 p.m. with the Big 12 game tipping around 8 p.m.

The series begins on Jan. 5, but takes thenext Monday off, which will be the night of the first College Football Playoff championship game on ESPN.

Big 12 on Big Monday

Jan. 5: Oklahoma at Texas, 8 p.m.

Jan. 19: Oklahoma at Kansas, 8 p.m.

Jan. 26: Texas at Iowa State, 8 p.m.

Feb. 2: Iowa State at Kansas, 8 p.m.

Feb. 9: Iowa State at Oklahoma, 8 p.m.

Feb. 16: Kansas at West Virginia, 8 p.m.

Feb. 23: Kansas at Kansas State, 8 p.m.

March 2: Baylor at Texas or Oklahoma at Iowa State, 8 p.m.

To reach Blair Kerkhoff, call 816-234-4730 or send email to bkerkhoff@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @BlairKerkhoff.

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