Royce O'Neale returns after starting Baylor's final 31 games last season.
IRVING, Texas - The Big 12 Conference released its entire men's basketball schedule on Thursday. Baylor is slated to play 17 of its 18 conference games on ESPN networks, along with an additional game on CBS.
Baylor alternates home and road Big 12 games for the first eight contests in league play. BU will open conference action at Oklahoma (Jan. 3), followed by a home game against Kansas (Jan. 7). The Bears then head to TCU (Jan. 10) and return home to host Iowa State (Jan. 14). A road trip to Kansas State (Jan. 17) is followed by a home game against Oklahoma (Jan. 24) and another road game at Oklahoma State (Jan. 27).
The Bears' first back-to-back conference home games are against Texas (Jan. 31) and TCU (Feb. 4). BU then plays three of the next four games on the road, with games at West Virginia (Feb. 7), home against Oklahoma State (Feb. 9), at Kansas (Feb. 14) and at Texas Tech (Feb. 17).
Three of the final five games on the Big 12 slate are at home, with the Bears facing Kansas State (Feb. 21), West Virginia (Feb. 28) and Texas Tech (March 6) at the Ferrell Center. BU also plays road games at Iowa State (Feb. 25) and at Texas (March 2).
Baylor's game at Kansas will air nationally on CBS, while the 17 remaining conference games will be on ESPN networks. All told, the Bears are scheduled to play 20 regular-season games on ESPN networks, one on CBS and two on FS1. Eight non-conference games will air on either FOX Sports Southwest or FOX Sports Plus as part of the Bears' third-tier TV package, BaylorVision on FOX Sports.
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