OU Basketball Announces Non-Conference Schedule

Friday, August 24th 2012, 4:43 pm
By: News 9

The Oklahoma Sooners men's basketball team announced a 14-game non-conference schedule Friday, which includes seven home games, a Thanksgiving week tournament in Orlando, Fla., and a meeting with a former Big 12 rival in the All-College Classic.

The Big 12 conference schedule for OU was released on Aug. 9.

The Sooners will participate in the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla. over Thanksgiving week, where they will first take on UTEP before facing either Clemson or Gonzaga, and also face Texas A&M in the All-College Classic in Oklahoma City Dec. 15.

Marquee matchups outside of tournaments for the Sooners include road trip to Oral Roberts, University of Texas-Arlington, and Arkansas, and a home game with Ohio, who is coming off an appearance in the NCAA Sweet 16 last season.

The Sooners open the season Nov. 11 at home against Louisiana-Monroe, after two home exhibition matchups against Washburn and Central Oklahoma, Nov. 2 and 7, respectively.

OU closes out non-conference play Dec. 31 against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, before beginning conference play Jan. 5 at West Virginia.

The Sooners will play 14 games against teams that participated in the 2012 NCAA tournament, with a 15th game possible depending on how the Old Spice Classic bracket shakes out.

Oklahoma's 2012-13 Men's Basketball Schedule (all times Central)

Date Opponent Site Time TV

Nov. 2 Washburn (Ex.) Norman 7 p.m. SSTV

Nov. 7 Central Oklahoma (Ex.) Norman 7 p.m. SSTV

Nov. 11 Louisiana-Monroe Norman 2 p.m. SSTV

Nov. 16 at Texas-Arlington Arlington, Texas 7 p.m. TBD

Nov. 22 vs. UTEP # Orlando, Fla. 6 p.m. ESPN2

Nov. 23 vs. Clemson/Gonzaga # Orlando, Fla. TBD ESPN2

Nov. 25 vs. TBD # Orlando, Fla. TBD ESPN2

Nov. 28 at Oral Roberts Tulsa, Okla. 7 p.m. TBD

Nov. 30 Northwestern State Norman 7 p.m. SSTV

Dec. 4 at Arkansas Fayetteville, Ark. 6 p.m. ESPN2

Dec. 15 vs. Texas A&M % Oklahoma City, Okla. TBD ESPNU

Dec. 18 Stephen F. Austin Norman 7 p.m. SSTV

Dec. 29 Ohio Norman 7 p.m. SSTV

Dec. 31 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Norman 2 p.m. SSTV

Jan. 5 at West Virginia Morgantown, W.Va. 3 p.m. Big 12 Network

Jan. 12 Oklahoma State Norman 2 p.m. ESPN2

Jan. 16 Texas Tech Norman 7 p.m. Big 12 Network

Jan 19 at Kansas State Manhattan, Kan. 3 p.m. Big 12 Network

Jan. 21 Texas Norman 8:30 p.m. ESPN

Jan. 26 at Kansas Lawrence, Kan. 3 p.m. ESPN

Jan. 30 at Baylor Waco, Texas 6 p.m. ESPNU

Feb. 2 Kansas State Norman 5 p.m. ESPN2

Feb. 4 at Iowa State Ames, Iowa 6 p.m. ESPNU

Feb. 9 Kansas Norman 3 p.m. ESPN/ESPN2

Feb. 11 TCU Norman 6 p.m. ESPNU

Feb. 16 at Oklahoma State Stillwater, Okla. 12:30 p.m. Big 12 Network

Feb. 20 at Texas Tech Lubbock, Texas 6 p.m. ESPNU

Feb. 23 Baylor Norman 4 p.m. ESPNU

Feb. 27 at Texas Austin, Texas 8 p.m. ESPN2

March 2 Iowa State Norman 12:30 p.m. Big 12 Network

March 6 West Virginia Norman 8 p.m. ESPN2

March 9 at TCU Fort Worth, Texas TBD SSTV

March 13-16 at Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship Kansas City, Mo. TBD Big 12 Network/ESPN