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Oklahoma Sooners Basketball: 2019-20 Schedule Analysis

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Leading up to Big 12 media days in Kansas City Heartland College Sports will analyze each of the Big 12 men’s basketball schedules. Today it’s the Oklahoma Sooners. 

Season opener: The Sooners head to Sioux Falls, S.D., to face Minnesota in a neutral site game. 

Tournaments: OU faces Oregon State in the Phil Knight Classic in Portland, Ore., on Nov. 12. The Sooners will also participate in the Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City Nov. 25-26, with a game set against Stanford and the potential for a game against either Butler or Missouri. 

The Big 12/Big East Game: The Sooners drew a road game against Creighton on Dec. 17.

The Big 12/SEC Game: Mississippi State will face OU in Norman on Jan. 25. 

The Big Non-Con: UCF doesn’t have the big man inside (Tacko Fall), but the Knights are coming off a 24-9 season that led to an NCAA berth. So UCF could certainly push OU. 

Mid-Major Danger: The road trip to North Texas is worth sweating over. It’s a mid-week game in December against a team that won 21 games last year. It also comes two days before OU goes to Wichita State. Can the Eagles catch the Sooners looking ahead to a traditionally stronger opponent? 

Big 12 Opener: The Sooners host Kansas State on Jan. 4. 

The ‘Big’ Big 12 stretch: If I’m OU, I’m not digging road games against Texas Tech and Kansas sandwiched around home games with West Virginia and Iowa State. There are some serious pitfalls there. 

 

2019-20 Oklahoma Schedule 

(Home games in Bold; *-Big 12 game)

Nov. 9    vs. Minnesota (at Sioux Falls, SD)

Phil Knight Invitational (Portland, OR)

Nov. 12    vs. Oregon State

Nov. 18    William & Mary

Nov. 21    Maryland-Eastern Shore

Hall of Fame Classic (Kansas City, MO)

Nov. 25    vs. Stanford

Nov. 26    vs. Butler/Missouri

Dec. 5    at North Texas

Dec. 14    at Wichita State

Big 12-Big East Challenge

Dec. 17    at Creighton

Dec. 21    UCF

Dec. 30    UT-Rio Grande Valley

Jan. 4    Kansas State*

Jan. 8    at Texas*

Jan. 11    at Iowa State*

Jan. 14    Kansas*

Jan. 18    TCU*

Jan. 20    at Baylor*

Big 12-SEC Challenge

Jan. 25    Mississippi State

Jan. 29    at Kansas State*

Feb. 1    Oklahoma State*

Feb. 4    at Texas Tech*

Feb. 8    West Virginia*

Feb. 12    Iowa State*

Feb. 15    at Kansas*

Feb. 18    Baylor*

Feb. 22    at Oklahoma State*

Feb. 25    Texas Tech*

Feb. 29    at West Virginia*

Mar. 3    Texas*

Mar. 7    at TCU*

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