STILLWATER – The Big 12 Conference released its 2020-21 men’s basketball schedule, which will showcase Oklahoma State in three Big Monday games for a second straight season.
OSU’s three appearances on Big Monday last season were a first since 2013-14, but with the services of Cade Cunningham anchoring a top-five recruiting class, the Cowboys have earned the spotlight once again. This will mark 50 Big Monday appearances for the Cowboys since the game’s inception in 1992.
Big Monday will visit Gallagher-Iba Arena for a matchup against West Virginia on Jan. 4, with a pair of Big Monday road games at Iowa State on Jan. 25 and at Kansas on Feb. 8.
The Cowboys will open play in America’s top basketball league against TCU on Wednesday, Dec. 16 in Stillwater. According to KenPom, the Big 12 has ranked as the best hoops conference in the nation in six of the last eight seasons, and no conference has produced more Elite Eight or Final Four teams over the last two NCAA Tournaments than the Big 12.
Both Phillips 66 Bedlam showdowns in 2021 will be conveniently played on Saturdays. The Sooners will visit GIA on Jan. 16, and the Cowboys will end the regular season in Norman on Feb. 27 for the 249th installment of the Bedlam basketball rivalry.
Kansas makes their annual visit to GIA on Tuesday, Jan. 12. No other program has had as much recent success against KU as Oklahoma State, which has eight wins over the Jayhawks since 2008. OSU has won four of the last seven games against KU in Gallagher-Iba Arena, including the famous 2018 sweep of the Jayhawks - the first by any program since 2001.
Baylor figures to be among the nation’s top teams once again, and will visit GIA on Saturday, Jan. 23 – OSU’s first game after students return to the Oklahoma State campus.
The Cowboys will be led by returning All-Big 12 guard Isaac Likekele and Cunningham, the 2020 Naismith High School Player of the Year who was named the nation's top recruit according to ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals, USA Today, MaxPreps and Ball Is Life.
But the No. 4 ranked Cowboy signing class hardly stops there. Four-star OKC guard Rondel Walker joins two-time BioSteel All-Canadian Player of the Year Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe, as well as Nebraska's Mr. Basketball, Donovan Williams.
Graduate transfer Ferron Flavors Jr. led the WAC in 3-point shooting last season, and Montreal Pena is a three-star forward listed among the top-40 players at his position nationally. Bryce Williams and Bernard Kouma joined the Cowboys in July and add a veteran presence to the squad.
Television and tipoff information for the Big 12 Conference schedule will be released as it becomes available.
Oklahoma State’s 2020-21 Big 12 Conference Schedule
Wednesday, Dec. 16 – TCU
Sunday, Dec. 20 – at Texas
Saturday, Jan. 2 – at Texas Tech
Monday, Jan. 4 – West Virginia
Saturday, Jan. 9 – at Kansas State
Tuesday, Jan. 12 – Kansas
Saturday, Jan. 16 - Oklahoma
Tuesday, Jan. 19 – at West Virginia
Saturday, Jan. 23 – Baylor
Monday, Jan. 25 – at Iowa State
Wednesday, Feb. 3 – at TCU
Saturday, Feb. 6 – Texas
Monday, Feb. 8 – at Kansas
Saturday, Feb. 13 – Kansas State
Tuesday, Feb. 16 – Iowa State
Saturday, Feb. 20 – at Baylor
Tuesday, Feb. 23 – Texas Tech
Saturday, Feb. 27 – at Oklahoma