The Big 12 announced its conference schedule Thursday at 2 p.m., and the Horned Frogs came away with games against some of the nation’s best teams.

The 18-game Big 12 Conference schedule includes TCU hosting West Virginia on Big Monday, one of the premier primetime slots for men’s basketball. It will be on Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. and will be broadcasted on ESPN.

“Big Monday has been the main showcase for college basketball for as long as I’ve been a head coach,” TCU head coach Jamie Dixon said. “In other leagues I’ve been in, the first thing you looked for when the conference schedule came out was if you had a Big Monday home game.”

Expectations are high for Jamie Dixon’s second year in Fort Worth as his team returns its top six scorers from last season’s NIT championship team.

TCU will begin conference play on Dec. 30 when Oklahoma comes to Schollmaier Arena. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN.

The Horned Frogs will then hit the road for four of their next six games, starting with a Jan. 2 game at Baylor at 6 p.m. on ESPNews. On Jan. 6, TCU will receive a visit from defending Big 12 champion Kansas, whom TCU defeated in the conference tournament last season.Read More