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Cowboys Release 2016-17 Schedule

First-year head coach Brad Underwood will open his Big 12 coaching career against West Virginia's Bob Huggins, who he once worked for at Kansas State.

New Oklahoma State head basketball coach Brad Underwood spent one year on the staff of Bob Huggins at Kansas State. Now the two will face off in Underwood's first ever game as head coach of a Big 12 school when the Cowboys face the West Virginia Mountaineers inside Gallagher-Iba Arena in the conference opener on Dec. 30.

The Big 12 schedule for the upcoming season was released Thursday, and has Underwood's Cowboys opening against West Virginia before going on the road to Texas and Baylor. OSU is scheduled to play in only one Big Monday game, traveling to Norman to face Oklahoma on Jan. 30.

The Cowboys play at Kansas on Saturday, Jan. 14, and OU on Monday, Jan. 30. Those two teams make return appearances to Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday, Feb. 18 (OU) and Saturday, March 4 (Kansas).

Underwood will take on his alma mater, Kansas State, for the first time as a head coach on Jan. 18 in Gallagher-Iba Arena on ESPNU. He and the Cowboys will return to Manhattan on Feb. 22.

Oklahoma State 2016-17 schedule

Nov. 1: Pittsburg State, 7 p.m. (exhibition)

Nov. 11: Campbell, 7 p.m.

Nov. 14: Central Arkansas, 7 p.m.

Nov. 16: New Orleans, 7 p.m.

Nov. 21: vs. Connecticut, 8 p.m. (Maui Invitational)

Nov. 22: vs. North Carolina or Chaminade (Maui Invitational)

Nov. 23: vs. Tennessee, Wisconsin, Georgetown or Oregon (Maui Invitational)

Nov. 30: Rogers State, 7 p.m.

Dec. 3: at Maryland, TBA

Dec. 10: at Tulsa, TBA

Dec. 14: Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 8 p.m.

Dec. 17: at Wichita State, TBA

Dec. 22: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, noon

Dec. 30: West Virginia, TBA

Jan. 4: at Texas, TBA

Jan. 7: at Baylor, TBA

Jan. 11: Iowa State, 8 p.m.

Jan. 14: at Kansas, 1 p.m.

Jan. 18: Kansas State, 8 p.m.

Jan. 21: at Texas Tech, 1 p.m.

Jan. 23: TCU, 6 p.m.

Jan. 28: Arkansas, 3 p.m.

Jan. 30: at Oklahoma, 8 p.m.

Feb. 4: at West Virginia, 4 p.m.

Feb. 8: Baylor, 6 p.m.

Feb. 11: Texas, 3 p.m.

Feb. 15: at TCU, 8 p.m.

Feb. 18: Oklahoma, 7 p.m.

Feb. 22: at Kansas State, 8 p.m.

Feb. 25: Texas Tech, 1 p.m.

Feb. 28: at Iowa State, 8 p.m.

March 4: Kansas, 5 p.m.

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