Sooner Basketball Finalizes 2013-14 Schedule


Thursday, August 8th 2013, 1:02 pm
By: News 9


The Big 12 Conference released its 90-game 2014 men's basketball schedule Thursday, which completes the University of Oklahoma's 2013-14 slate. OU, which begins its league schedule Jan. 4 at rival Texas, will have all its conference games televised, nationally or locally, except that road trip to Austin.

Eleven of OU's league contests will air on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU. OU's 11 national TV appearances are its second most ever in regular season conference play (12 last year).

Lon Kruger's Sooners will play their nine league home games Jan. 8 vs. Kansas (ESPN2), Jan. 11 vs. Iowa State (ESPNU), Jan. 22 vs. TCU (ESPNU), Jan. 27 vs. Oklahoma State (ESPN Big Monday), Feb. 8 vs. Baylor (ESPN2), Feb. 12 vs. Texas Tech (Big 12 Network), Feb. 22 vs. Kansas State (Big 12 Network), March 1 vs. Texas (Big 12 Network) and March 5 vs. West Virginia (ESPNU).

OU will play its nine road games Jan. 4 at Texas (no TV designated at present time), Jan. 14 at Kansas State (ESPN2), Jan. 18 at Baylor (ESPN or ESPN2), Jan. 25 at Texas Tech (Big 12 Network), Feb. 1 at Iowa State (Big 12 Network), Feb. 5 at West Virginia (ESPNU), Feb. 15 at Oklahoma State (ESPN or ESPN2), Feb. 24 at Kansas (ESPN Big Monday) and March 8 at TCU (Big 12 Network).

The Big 12 is the only conference in the nation where every coach has guided a team to the NCAA Tournament, with six head coaches having guided a team to the Final Four during their careers.

Oklahoma also announced Thursday that this season's non-conference game against Mercer has moved from Nov. 18 to Dec. 2 (7 p.m.).

To view the entire OU men's basketball schedule, click here.