ESPN and the Big 12 Conference have announced ESPN’s Big Monday Big 12 men’s college basketball schedule for the 2012 season. For the second consecutive year, the schedule will tip off with two telecasts on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 16: Texas A&M at Missouri at 5:30 p.m. ET and Baylor at Kansas at 9:30 p.m. All four teams are expected to be in contention for NCAA Tournament bids this season.
The popular weekly series – featuring a doubleheader with the BIG EAST Conference — will then air every Monday during conference play at 9 p.m. from January 23 to February 27 and highlight the nation’s top teams in action. Schedule highlights:
- Kansas and Texas A&M will follow-up the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day appearances with a game against each other in Lawrence January 23. Kansas posted a 64-51 victory in College Station last year.
- Two Big Monday games will showcase two intrastate rivalries as part of ESPN’s Rivalry Week: Texas at Texas A&M February 6 and Kansas at Kansas State February 13. Texas won all three meetings against Texas A&M last year while Kansas and Kansas State split the two games.
- The Big Monday schedule will conclude with Kansas at Oklahoma State February 27. Kansas won both matchups against Oklahoma State last year but lost its most recent game at Oklahoma State on February 27, 2010.
ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU’s full conference schedule will be released in the coming weeks.
ESPN’s 2012 Big Monday Big 12 Men’s Basketball Schedule
Note: All games Televised on ESPN and ESPN3.com
|January 16||5:30 p.m.||Texas A&M at Missouri|
|9:30 p.m.||Baylor at Kansas|
|January 23||9 p.m.||Texas A&M at Kansas|
|January 30||9 p.m.||Missouri at Texas|
|February 6||9 p.m.||Texas at Texas A&M|
|February 13||9 p.m.||Kansas at Kansas State|
|February 20||9 p.m.||Baylor at Texas|
|February 27||9 p.m.||Kansas at Oklahoma State|