Leading up to the 2020-21 Big 12 season, Heartland College Sports will analyze each of the Big 12 men’s basketball schedules. Today it’s the Oklahoma Sooners.
Season opener: The Sooners host UT-San Antonio on Nov. 25.
Tournaments: The Sooners don’t have a tournament on the schedule.
The Big 12/Big East Game: The Sooners drew a road game against Xavier on Dec. 9. The Musketeers went 19-13 last season.
The Big 12/SEC Game: Alabama will face OU in Norman on Jan. 30. The Crimson Tide went 16-15 last season.
The Big Non-Con: The home game with Florida on Dec. 2 is quite the coup for the Sooners. The Gators were 19-12 last season, with four wins away from Gainesville.
Mid-Major Danger: UCF and OU played last year, with the Knights coming off a 24-win season. This year the Knights have the potential to be dangerous once again after winning 16 games last season. Only this time the game is in Orlando, Florida.
Big 12 Opener: The Sooners travel to TCU on Dec. 6. It’s the first game of the Big 12 slate and nearly a month earlier than the traditional start.
The ‘Big’ Big 12 stretch: The Big 12 gave the Sooners a horrible Christmas and New Year’s gift. Starting Dec. 22 the Sooners face Texas Tech, West Virginia, Baylor and Kansas in order. The BU and KU games are on the road. The Sooners are going to find out a lot about themselves by the KU game on Jan. 9.
Note: Due to COVID-19 and the late-evolving nature of national schedules, the schedule is subject to change and could see games removed or added with little notice.
2020-21 Oklahoma Schedule
( *-Big 12 game; schedule subject to change)
Nov. 25 UT-San Antonio
Nov. 28 at UCF
Dec. 2 Florida
Dec. 6 at TCU*
Dec. 9 at Xavier (Big 12-Big East Battle)
Dec. 12 Florida A&M
Dec. 19 Houston Baptist
Dec. 22 Texas Tech*
Jan. 2 West Virginia*
Jan. 6 at Baylor*
Jan. 9 at Kansas*
Jan. 12 TCU*
Jan. 16 at Oklahoma State*
Jan. 19 Kansas State*
Jan. 23 Kansas*
Jan. 26 at Texas*
Jan. 30 Alabama (Big 12-SEC Challenge)
Feb. 1 at Texas Tech*
Feb. 6 Iowa State*
Feb. 10 Baylor*
Feb. 13 at West Virginia*
Feb. 16 Texas*
Feb. 20 at Iowa State*
Feb. 23 at Kansas State*
Feb. 27 Oklahoma State*
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