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ESPN Unveils 'Big Monday" Big 12 College B-Ball Schedule

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The Big 12 Conference has unveiled ESPN’s “Big Monday Big 12″ men’s college hoops schedule for 2012. For the second consecutive year, the schedule will tip off with two games on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Jan. 16: Texas A&M at Missouri and Baylor at Kansas.

Games will then air every Monday during conference play from Jan. 23 to Feb. 27. Schedule highlights include:

Kansas and Texas A&M will follow-up the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day appearances with a game against each other in Lawrence on Jan. 23. Kansas posted a 64-51 victory in College Station last year.

Two “Big Monday” games will showcase two intrastate rivalries as part of ESPN’s Rivalry Week: Texas at Texas A&M February 6 and Kansas at Kansas State Feb. 13. Texas won all three meetings against Texas A&M last year while Kansas and Kansas State split the two games.

The schedule will conclude with Kansas at Oklahoma State Feb. 27. Kansas won both matchups against Oklahoma State last year but lost its most recent game at Oklahoma State on February 27, 2010.

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU’s full conference schedule will be released in the coming weeks.

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