OU Hoops in Primetime

NORMAN, Okla. - The Big 12 Conference has announced its schedule of games on ESPN's Big Monday platform for the 2010 season, and Oklahoma will be featured in three of the eight matchups.

The Sooners will play the season's first Big Monday game Jan. 11 when it hosts Oklahoma State at Lloyd Noble Center. Oklahoma has won seven of the last eight regular season meetings against the Cowboys and eight of the last 10, including an 89-81 Big Monday decision in Stillwater last year.

OU's other two appearances will come the final two weeks of the regular season -- Feb. 22 at Kansas and March 1 at Texas.

The other five Big Monday games will feature Texas at Kansas State (Jan. 18), Missouri at Kansas (Jan. 25), Texas at Oklahoma State (Feb. 1), Kansas at Texas (Feb. 8) and Kansas at Texas A&M (Feb. 15).

All game times are scheduled for 8 p.m. CT.

The Big 12 will boast the return of seven of 10 members from the 2008-09 All-Big 12 First and Second Teams. Nine of the league's top 13 scorers return, with nine of 12 squads overall having at least 50 percent of their scoring back from a year ago.

Several top newcomers and transfers will also join the conference, including 21 of the top 90 players from the ESPNU/Scouts Inc. recruiting rankings.

The full composite conference schedule will be released in the coming weeks.


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