There are games on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. With just six games left in the regular season, the mid-week byes are done and everyone is focused on getting the best seed possible for Kansas City.
Here’s the complete schedule, how to watch each game and, if you’re so inclined, the three must-watch games of the week (we’re cheating a big again this week with four games).
Kansas State at Iowa State
How to Watch: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Kansas State center Ayoka Lee still needs a bit more time before she returns from her injury. So, with that, the Wildcats head to Hilton Coliseum with the hope that they can remain one game behind Oklahoma in the Big 12 standings.
But it’s a bigger game for Iowa State. After a hot start, the Cyclones have cooled a bit and while they’re inside the NCAA Tournament line for now, each loss brings them closer to the bubble. Audi Crooks is an equalizer for the Cyclones inside, especially without Lee.
The Wildcats can counter with Gisela Sanchez and Eliza Maupin inside. But if recent trends are any indication, watch Serena Sundell down the stretch if this one is close.
Kansas at BYU
How To Watch: 5 p.m., Saturday, Big 12 Now on ESPN+
BYU has won two games in a row and won its last home game, which was over ranked Baylor. When the Cougars get back into the friendly confines of the Marriott Center, things tend to go well. Baylor is 9-3 at home.
Kansas needs this win. The Jayhawks will enter the game having won three straight games and they’ve played their way into NCAA bubble contention. Kansas is entering a spot in its schedule where if it can win a few more games it may make things hard on the committee when we get to selection Sunday.
Kansas just missed the tournament last year. The Jayhawks don’t want a repeat. But Kansas will have to buck its own trend away from home — 2-7 away from home.
Texas Tech at Baylor
How to Watch: 3 p.m., Sunday, ESPN2
Texas Tech keeps losing winnable games, the latest being its home loss to UCF. Tech had hopes of reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time under coach Krista Gerlich. It’s looking more like the WNIT is the Lady Raiders’ destination. But a road win over Baylor would be a huge boost to their fortunes.
Baylor is playing for a Top 4 seed in the Big 12 Tournament, which comes with a double bye. But the Bears will also be honoring Brittney Griner by retiring her jersey. You think the Bears want to leave any doubt about who they are on a night like that?
Big 12 Women’s Basketball Schedule for Week 15
(all times central)
BYU at UCF, 5 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
West Virginia at TCU, 6:30 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Oklahoma State at Texas Tech, 6 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Baylor at Oklahoma, 6 p.m., ESPN+
Cincinnati at Kansas, 6:30 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Kansas State at Iowa State, 6:30 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Texas at Houston, 7 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Oklahoma at West Virginia, noon, Big 12 Now on ESPN+
TCU at Cincinnati, 1 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Iowa State at Texas, 3 p.m., ESPN2
Houston at Oklahoma State, 4 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
UCF at Kansas State, 4 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Kansas at BYU, 5 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Texas Tech at Baylor, 3 p.m., ESPN2
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