Big 12 men’s basketball schedule for 2014 ‘Big Monday’ released


Mar 15, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas Jayhawks guard Travis Releford (24) drives against Iowa State Cyclones guard Tyrus McGee (25) in the second half during the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament at the Sprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Eight Big 12 games are featured in ESPN’s Big Monday for the 2013-14 men’s basketball season. Two games will feature the Iowa State Cyclones.

Here’s the full list provided by the Big 12 Conference’s official website:

  • January 13: Kansas at Iowa State
  • January 20: Baylor at Kansas
  • January 27: Oklahoma State at Oklahoma
  • February 3: Iowa State at Oklahoma State
  • February 10: Kansas at Kansas State
  • February 17: Oklahoma State at Baylor
  • February 24: Oklahoma at Kansas
  • March 3: Kansas State at Oklahoma State

All games will tip off around 8:00 PM central time on ESPN. What’s traditionally been a weekly doubleheader following a Big East matchup will now follow an ACC matchup beginning next season.

Unsurprisingly, the Jayhawks and Cowboys lead the field with four games each in the lineup. Both squads are projected to be the leading contenders in winning the conference this season.

The Cyclones almost annually have one game against Kansas on the Big Monday schedule, and this season it will be their first meeting which kicks off the Big 12 slate for Big Monday. Their second matchup against Oklahoma State could be their toughest challenge all year.

Thanks to ESPN’s overwhelming amount of college basketball, what used to be the only game on Monday has sometimes doubled. Similar to recent years, ESPNU will sometimes show a Big 12 game on Monday night before the “Big Monday” matchup at 6:00 PM.