Here’s the complete schedule, how to watch each game and, if you’re so inclined, the three must-watch games of the week.
Kansas vs. Kentucky, at Chicago
How To Watch: 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, ESPN (at Chicago)
The Jayhawks’ annual trip to Chicago to play in the Champions Classic pits them against another blueblood, the Kentucky Wildcats. Come for the College Football Playoff rankings between games and the debate about the contracts of coaches Bill Self (who is now No. 1) and John Calipari (who was No. 1).
Oklahoma State vs. St. Bonaventure, at Brooklyn, N.Y.
How to Watch: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, ESPNU
With Oklahoma State’s season-opening loss to Abilene Christian, this neutral site game in Brooklyn is actually critical for the Cowboys. St. Bonaventure is a quality mid-major program and a loss here won’t hurt as much as the one to ACU. But, it would leave Oklahoma State with two of them.
Kansas State vs. Providence (at Nassau)
How to Watch: 5 p.m., Friday, CBSSN
The Wildcats are trying to put that season-opening loss to USC behind them. No better way to do it than a few days in the Bahamas playing basketball, am I right? Providence should give the Wildcats a solid test.
Big 12 Men’s Basketball Schedule for Week 2
(all times central)
South Dakota State at Kansas State, 7 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Stetson at Houston, 7 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Kansas City at Baylor, 11 a.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Jacksonville State at West Virginia, 6 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
UTRGV at TCU, 7 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Texas State at Oklahoma, 7 p.m., ESPN+
Kansas vs. Kentucky, 8:30 p.m., ESPN (at Chicago)
SE Louisiana at BYU, 8 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Rice at Texas, 8 p.m., LHN
Houston vs. Towson, 5:30 p.m., ESPN2/U (at Charleston, S.C.)
Oklahoma State vs. St. Bonaventure, 5:30 p.m., ESPNU (at Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Cal St. Fullerton at UCF, 6 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Texas Tech, 7 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Houston vs. Utah or Wake Forest, TBA, TV TBA (at Charleston, S.C.)
Oklahoma State vs. Auburn or Notre Dame, Time TBA, ESPN2/U (at Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Kansas State vs. Providence, 5 p.m., CBSSN (Nassau, The Bahamas)
Mississippi Valley State at TCU, 7 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Morgan State at BYU, time TBA, Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Houston vs. TBA, Time TBA, TV TBA (at Charleston, S.C.)
Kansas State vs. Georgia or Miami (FL), time TBA, CBSSN (Nassau, The Bahamas)
Grambling State at Iowa State, noon, Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Northern Kentucky at Cincinnati, 1 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Texas vs. Louisville, 2:30 p.m., ESPN (at New York City, NY)
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