Here’s the complete schedule, how to watch each game and, if you’re so inclined, the three must-watch games of the week.
Texas vs. UConn or Indiana
How To Watch: 3:30 or 6 p.m., Monday, ESPNU (at Chicago)
Anytime you get the chance to play in basketball’s biggest venue, Madison Square Garden, it’s a big game. Texas has to face Louisville first, but assuming the Longhorns win and UConn wins, it could be a game between two teams that were the final eight standing in last year’s NCAA Tournament. Of course, UConn went on to win the whole thing.
Texas Tech vs. Villanova
How to Watch: 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, ESPN/2 (at Paradise Island, Bahamas)
It’s an early opportunity for the Red Raiders to gauge where they are under first-year coach Grant McCasland. Villanova is now the Wildcats of Jay Wright, but as a Big East team they’ll give the Red Raiders all they can handle in the first round of their tournament in the Bahamas.
BYU vs. Arizona State
How to Watch: 11 p.m., Thursday, ESPN2 (at Las Vegas, Nev.)
BYU is off to a strong 4-0 start and has already notched a big win in non-conference by beating San Diego State. But Arizona State is a team that Cougars will have to get used to facing in Big 12 action once the Sun Devils join the Big 12 next athletic season. Plus, it’s a great excuse to stay up late.
Big 12 Men’s Basketball Schedule for Week 3
(all times central)
UCF vs. Charlotte or George Mason, time and TV TBA (at St. Augustine, Fla.)
Texas vs. UConn or Indiana, 3:30 or 6 p.m., ESPNU (at New York City, N.Y.)
New Orleans at Oklahoma State, 7 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
West Virginia at SMU, 7:30 p.m., FS1
Kansas vs. Chaminade, 8 p.m.., ESPNU (at Honolulu, Hawaii)
Alcorn State at TCU, 7 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Kansas vs. TBA, time TBA, ESPN/2/U (at Honolulu, Hawaii)
West Virginia vs. Virginia or Wisconsin, time TBA, FS1 (at Fort Myers, Fla.)
Texas Tech vs. Villanova, 1:30 p.m., ESPN/2 (at Paradise Island, Bahamas)
Georgia Tech at Cincinnati, 6 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Baylor vs. Oregon State, 6 p.m., ESPN2 (at Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Central Arkansas at Kansas State, 7 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Kansas vs. TBA, time TBA, ESPN/2/U, (at Honolulu, Hawaii)
Texas Tech vs. TBA, time TBA, ESPN/2/U (at Paradise Island, Bahamas)
Oklahoma vs. Iowa, 2 p.m., FS1 (at San Diego, Calif.)
Iowa State vs. VCU, 4:30 p.m., ESPN2 (at Kissimmee, Fla.)
BYU vs. Arizona State, 11 p.m., ESPN2 (at Las Vegas, Nev.)
Texas Tech vs. TBA, time TBA, ESPN/2/U, (at Paradise Island, Bahamas)
Iowa State vs. Boise State or Virginia Tech, time TBA, ESPN2/ESPNU (at Kissimmee, Fla.)
Baylor vs. Pitt/Florida, time TBA, ESPN/ESPN2 (at Brooklyn, N.Y.)
BYU vs. NC State/Vanderbilt, time TBA, ESPN2 (at Las Vegas, Nev.)
Oklahoma vs. Seton Hall or USC, 2:30 p.m., Fox (at San Diego, Calif.)
Montana at Houston, 3 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Houston Christian at Oklahoma State, 7 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Iowa State vs. TBA, time TBA, ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU (at Kissimmee, Fla.)
Wyoming at Texas, 2 p.m., LHN
Stetson at UCF, 3 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
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