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MBB to Play Twice on ESPN Big Monday

Head coach Scott Drew enters his 11th year at Baylor in 2013-14.


Head coach Scott Drew enters his 11th year at Baylor in 2013-14.

Aug. 7, 2013

IRVING, Texas - Baylor will play two games on ESPN's Big Monday platform in 2014, the Big 12 Conference office announced Wednesday. The games at Kansas and at home against Oklahoma State will mark the fifth time in the last six seasons the Bears have had multiple Big Monday games.

Baylor's first Big Monday game is at Kansas on Jan. 20. The Bears' game at Kansas was also part of Big Monday in 2012 and 2013. BU hosts Oklahoma State on Feb. 17, marking the second straight year the Bears' home game against OSU will be on Big Monday.

Baylor went 1-2 in a school-record three Big Monday games last season. The Bears won at home against Oklahoma State and lost on the road at Kansas and Texas. BU has a 3-6 all-time record on ESPN Big Monday games, including a 2-2 mark at the Ferrell Center.

All eight of the Big 12 Conference's Big Monday games will be televised on ESPN and available on WatchESPN. Baylor's two appearances ranks third in the league behind only Kansas with four and Oklahoma State with three. Baylor is the only team of the four Big 12 Texas schools to be featured in 2014.

Baylor played its first Big Monday game in 2001, and the Bears appeared on the platform two times during the 2009, 2011 and 2012 seasons and three times last year. The Bears have faced Kansas five times (1-4), Texas three times (1-2), and Oklahoma State (1-0) and Kansas State (0-1) once each.

The Big 12 is the nation's only conference where every coach has guided a team to the NCAA Tournament. In addition, nine of 10 teams have been ranked in the top 25 since 2009, with seven squads welcoming incoming classes this season that rank among the top 40 of the ESPN.com recruiting rankings for the class of 2013.

2014 Big 12 Men's Basketball Schedule on ESPN's Big Monday
Jan. 13 - Kansas at Iowa State, 8 p.m.
Jan. 20 - Baylor at Kansas, 8 p.m.
Jan. 27 - Oklahoma State at Oklahoma, 8 p.m.
Feb. 3 - Iowa State at Oklahoma State, 8 p.m.
Feb. 10 - Kansas at Kansas State, 8 p.m.
Feb. 17 - Oklahoma State at Baylor, 8 p.m.
Feb. 24 - Oklahoma at Kansas, 8 p.m.
March 3 - Kansas State at Oklahoma State, 8 p.m.

Baylor's Big Monday History
Baylor 85, Kansas 77 (Feb. 12, 2001 - Waco, Texas)
Kansas 75, Baylor 65 (Feb. 2, 2009 - Waco, Texas)
Texas 73, Baylor 57 (March 2, 2009 - Austin, Texas)
Kansas 85, Baylor 65 (Jan. 17, 2011 - Waco, Texas)
Kansas State 69, Baylor 61 (Jan. 24, 2011 - Manhattan, Kan.)
Kansas 92, Baylor 74 (Jan. 16, 2012 - Lawrence, Kan.)
Baylor 77, Texas 72 (Feb. 20, 2012 - Austin, Texas)
Kansas 61, Baylor 44 (Jan. 14, 2013 - Lawrence, Kan.)
Baylor 64, Oklahoma State 54 (Jan. 21, 2013 - Waco, Texas)
Texas 79, Baylor 70 (March 4, 2013 - Austin, Texas)

 

 

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