Aug 11, 2014, 3:27 PM EDT
The schedule for Big Monday during the 2014-2015 season has been released, and as you might expect, it is loaded.
The games kick off when league play begins for the ACC and the Big 12, which is in early January, and will be comprised of eight double-headers, one on each Monday from January 5th through March 2nd with the exception of January 12th.
North Carolina and Virginia both lead the ACC with three appearances on Big Monday, while Pitt, Syracuse and Duke are all on twice. Louisville makes just one appearance in their inaugural ACC season, as does Notre Dame, Florida State and Georgia Tech.
Six of the first seven Big 12 Big Monday games will feature either Kansas or Texas, with Iowa State visiting Oklahoma being the only game that doesn’t. That makes sense given that those are the four best teams in the conference; Kansas and Texas will both be in the top ten in the preseason with Iowa State and Oklahoma are both preseason top 25 ball clubs.
The final Big 12 Big Monday game will be determined at a later date. It will either be Baylor at Texas or Iowa State at Oklahoma, meaning that every Big Monday game in the Big 12 will feature one of the two top ten teams in the conference or it will be a battle between two preseason top 25 clubs.
That’s a good thing.
Here is the full schedule:
- 2014-15 Southern Conference Preview: Wofford, Chattanooga favored in Davidson’s absence 0
- Manhattan’s returnees look to build on the achievements of last season’s senior class 0
- 2014-15 Season Preview: Rivals Iona, Manhattan have company in race to the top of the MAAC 1
- Top 25 Countdown: No. 11 Villanova Wildcats 0
- 2014-15 Season Preview: Kentucky’s loaded rotation leads nation’s best front courts 0
- Cameron Payne didn’t expect to fill Isaiah Canaan’s void at Murray State, but he did 0
- 2014-15 Season Preview: The Top 20 Perimeter Attacks 0
- UNC investigation states bogus classes pushed by academic counselors to athletes (7)
- Report: Texas plans to start paying their athletes $10,000 stipend (4)
- 2014-2015 Season Preview: College Basketball’s Top 13 Dunkers (VIDEOS) (3)
- Texas A&M lands another five-star center, has loaded 2015 recruiting class (2)
- Florida guard cleared to return to practice (2)