Kansas at Houston, BYU at Iowa State

Kansas at Houston, BYU at Iowa State

The Big 12 men’s basketball season starts the final week of the regular season and we are down to the final two games of the regular season schedule.

The Big 12 will have games on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. The mid-week byes are over as every team is pushing for Big 12 Tournament seeding.

 

Here’s the complete schedule, how to watch each game and, if you’re so inclined, the three must-watch games of the week.

Cincinnati at Oklahoma

How To Watch: 7 p.m., Tuesday, ESPN+

I think this is Cincinnati’ last gasp if it wants any shot at making the NCAA Tournament. But will C.J. Fredrick and Dan Skillings Jr. be back to help?

Oklahoma really can’t afford to lose this game this close to the end of the regular season and with a trip to Texas looming. I’ll put it this way — I wouldn’t want to lose this game if I were OU.

BYU at Iowa State

How to Watch: 8 p.m., Wednesday, ESPN2

The first time they met in Provo, BYU clobbered Iowa State. But this one is Ames and, well, Iowa State doesn’t lose there.

BYU will come into this game feeling good after their road win over Kansas. Two in a row on the road at two of the best arenas in the game? Man that would be quite the feather for the Cougars.

 

ISU wants to lock in not just Big 12 Tournament seeding but the potential to be a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. You do that by winning all your home games.

Kansas at Houston

How to Watch: 3 p.m., Saturday, ESPN

Houston is undefeated at home and will likely have its Big 12 Tournament seeding locked up by this game. I’m not sure anyone should have any faith in Kansas’ ability to win on the road right now.

See where I’m going with this? It shapes up to be a weird game, especially if either team decides to sit players that are nursing injuries (like Kevin McCullar Jr.).

It will be Kansas’ first visit to the Fertitta Center. It should be rocking.

Big 12 Men’s Basketball Schedule for Week 18

(all times central)

Monday

Texas at Baylor, 8 p.m., ESPN

Tuesday

 

Texas Tech at Oklahoma State, 7 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+

Cincinnati at Oklahoma, 7 p.m., ESPN+

Kansas State at Kansas, 8 p.m., ESPN

Wednesday

TCU at West Virginia, 6 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+

Houston at UCF, 6 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+

BYU at Iowa State, 8 p.m., ESPN2

Saturday

Iowa State at Kansas State, 1 p.m., ESPN2

West Virginia at Cincinnati, 1 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+

Oklahoma at Texas, 1 p.m., ESPN

Kansas at Houston, 3 p.m., ESPN

UCF at TCU, 4 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+

Baylor at Texas Tech, 5 p.m., ESPN2

Oklahoma State at BYU, 8 p.m., Big 12 Now on ESPN+

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard.