Previewing the Week's Big 12 Matchups

Check below for the top three games of the week, as well as times and locations of all other Big 12 matchups for the week of January 18, 2014.

Top Games of the Week

1. No. 19 Oklahoma v. No. 11 Kansas (Monday, 8:00 CT ESPN)

The Big 12 highlights ESPN’s Big Monday as Buddy Hield leads the high-scoring Sooners into Phog Allen Fieldhouse. The Sooners, coming off of a complete dismantling of rival OSU, hope to snap Kansas’ 14-game home win streak versus Oklahoma. Kansas, meanwhile, looks to rebound after a streaky performance against Iowa State.

2. No. 19 Oklahoma v. No. 21 Baylor (Saturday, 5:00 CT ESPN2)

The Sooners cap their big week with a visit to the Ferrell Center, where the Bears are looking to rebound from a tough road loss to the surprising conference upstart Kansas State. The Bears should be relatively fresh, with their only game being a quasi-exhibition matchup against Huston-Tillotson that is mandated by conference rules in order to disallow extended rest for a team once in Big 12 play.

3. No. 11 Kansas v. No. 17 Texas (Saturday, 1:00 CT CBS)

Another Top-25 matchup sees the two preseason favorites face off in a test of up and down offenses. After a pitiful performance against Oklahoma at home, Rick Barnes and company destroyed WVU by 27 points to reclaim their home court. Can the Longhorns continue the up-tempo offense or will the Jayhawks manage to win its second road conference game?

Monday (January 19, 2014)

· No. 17 Texas v. TCU (6:00 CT, ESPNU)

· No. 19 Oklahoma v. No. 11 Kansas (8:00 CT, ESPN)

Tuesday (January 20, 2014)

· Kansas State v. No. 9 Iowa State (6:00 CT, ESPN2)

Wednesday (January 21, 2014)

· Huston-Tillotson v. No. 21 Baylor (7:00 CT)

· Texas Tech v. Oklahoma State (8:00 CT, ESPNU)

Saturday (January 24, 2014)

· Oklahoma State v. Kansas State (11:00 CT, ESPN2)

· No. 11 Kansas v. No. 17 Texas (1:00 CT, CBS)

· TCU v. WVU (100 CT, ESPNU)

· No. 9 Iowa State v. Texas Tech (3:00 CT, ESPNU)

· No. 19 Oklahoma v. No. 21 Baylor (5:00 CT, ESPN2)


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