Baylor MBB Releases 2016-17 Big 12 Schedule

Posted at 3:39 PM, Sep 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-01 16:39:17-04

Baylor basketball released the Big 12 Conference portion of its schedule on Thursday afternoon. All of Baylor’s Big 12 games will be televised on ESPN networks, with the exception of one CBS Saturday afternoon game.

Conference play begins before the New Year for the first time in the league’s 21-year history. Baylor opens on the road at Oklahoma on Dec. 30 (ESPN2). The Bears then return to Waco for back-to-back home games against Iowa State on Jan. 4 (ESPNEWS) and Oklahoma State on Jan. 7 (ESPNEWS).

Three of BU’s next four games are on the road, with trips to West Virginia on Jan. 10 (ESPN2), Kansas State on Jan. 14 (ESPNU) and TCU on Jan. 21 (ESPNU). The Bears host Texas on Jan. 17 (ESPN2) and Texas Tech on Jan. 25 (ESPNEWS).

The fourth-annual SEC/Big 12 Challenge begins another stretch with three of four on the road, as the Bears travel to Ole Miss on Jan. 28 (ESPN), to Kansas on Feb. 1 (ESPN2) and to Oklahoma State on Feb. 8 (ESPNU). That string of games includes one home contest against Kansas State on Feb. 4 (ESPNEWS).

Four of Baylor’s next six games are at the Ferrell Center, with TCU visiting on Feb. 11 (ESPNU), Kansas on Feb. 18 (CBS), Oklahoma on Feb. 21 (ESPN2) and West Virginia on Feb. 27 (ESPNU). BU’s road games in that span are at Texas Tech on Feb. 13 (ESPNU) and at Iowa State on Feb. 25 (ESPN/2).

Baylor closes its 31-game regular season schedule with a trip down I-35 to face Texas in Austin on March 4 (ESPN/2). The Bears will then head to Kansas City for the 2017 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship at Sprint Center.

Baylor opens the season with three straight home games against Oral Roberts (Nov. 11), Oregon (Nov. 15) and Florida Gulf Coast (Nov. 18). The Bears also host a marquee non-conference matchup against Xavier on Dec. 3, giving BU a pair of non-conference home games against preseason top-10 teams in Oregon and Xavier.

All Baylor games will be televised for a fifth consecutive season, but tipoff times and networks designations for most non-conference games will be announced at the later date.

Season tickets can be purchased by calling the Baylor Athletics Ticket Office at 254-710-1000. Follow @BaylorMBB on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat for updates throughout the year.

Baylor Basketball 2016-17 Schedule

DATE                    OPPONENT                           LOCATION                              TV                  TIME (CT)

Nov. 11                  ORAL ROBERTS                   Waco, Texas                            ESPNU          8 p.m.

Nov. 15                  OREGON                               Waco, Texas                            ESPN2          2:30 p.m.

Nov. 18                  FLORIDA GULF COAST1      Waco, Texas                            TBA               TBA

Nov. 23                  vs. VCU2                                 Paradise Island, Bahamas       ESPN2          1:30 p.m.

Nov. 24                  TBA – Battle 4 Atlantis2          Paradise Island, Bahamas       TBA               TBA

Nov. 25                  TBA – Battle 4 Atlantis2          Paradise Island, Bahamas       TBA               TBA

Nov. 30                  SAM HOUSTON STATE       Waco, Texas                            TBA               TBA

Dec. 3                    XAVIER                                  Waco, Texas                            ESPN2          2:30 p.m.

Dec. 14                  SOUTHERN                           Waco, Texas                            ESPNU          6 p.m.

Dec. 17                  vs. Jackson State3                  Fort Hood, Texas                     TBA               TBA

Dec. 18                  JOHN BROWN                      Waco, Texas                            TBA               TBA

Dec. 21                  TEXAS SOUTHERN              Waco, Texas                            TBA               TBA

Dec. 30                  at Oklahoma                           Norman, Okla.                          ESPN2          6 p.m.

Jan. 4                    IOWA STATE                         Waco, Texas                            ESPNEWS    TBA

Jan. 7                    OKLAHOMA STATE              Waco, Texas                            ESPNEWS    TBA

Jan. 10                  at West Virginia                       Morgantown, W.Va.                 ESPN2          6 p.m.

Jan. 14                  at Kansas State                      Manhattan, Kan.                       ESPNU          3:30 p.m.

Jan. 17                  TEXAS                                    Waco, Texas                            ESPN2          6 p.m.

Jan. 21                  at TCU                                    Fort Worth, Texas                    ESPNU          7 p.m.

Jan. 25                  TEXAS TECH                         Waco, Texas                            ESPNEWS    TBA

Jan. 28                  at Ole Miss4                             Oxford, Miss.                            ESPN2          5 p.m.

Feb. 1                    at Kansas                                Lawrence, Kan.                        ESPN2          8 p.m.

Feb. 4                    KANSAS STATE                    Waco, Texas                            ESPNEWS    TBA

Feb. 8                    at Oklahoma State                  Stillwater, Okla.                        ESPNU          6 p.m.

Feb. 11                  TCU                                        Waco, Texas                            ESPNU          1 p.m.

Feb. 13                  at Texas Tech                         Lubbock, Texas                        ESPNU          6 p.m.

Feb. 18                  KANSAS                                 Waco, Texas                            CBS               noon

Feb. 21                  OKLAHOMA                           Waco, Texas                            ESPN2          6 p.m.

Feb. 25                  at Iowa State                           Ames, Iowa                              ESPN/2         3/5 p.m.

Feb. 27                  WEST VIRGINIA                    Waco, Texas                            ESPNU          6 p.m.

March 4                 at Texas                                  Austin, Texas                           ESPN/2         3 p.m.

March 8-11            Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship           Kansas City, Mo. (Sprint Center)

1 – Battle 4 Atlantis Campus Site Game; Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)

2 – Battle 4 Atlantis; Imperial Arena (Paradise Island, Bahamas)

3 – Abrams Gym (Fort Hood, Texas)

4 – SEC/Big 12 Challenge; The Pavilion at Ole Miss (Oxford, Miss.)

All times central, dates and times subject to change