Lubbock, TX - The Big 12 Conference has released its composite league schedule for the 2009-2010 men's basketball season and the Texas Tech Red Raiders have ten games broadcast on various ESPN platforms.
Currently, a total of 79 conference games will be televised nationally or regionally on an ESPN network, ABC, CBS or the regionally syndicated Big 12 Network. The games are being broadcast as part of the second season of a new multi-year agreement with ESPN that runs through the 2015-2016 season. Among the league contests not televised on a national or regional basis, many of those will be selected at a later date for local telecast packages and inclusion on ESPN Full Court - the pay subscription college basketball outer-market service.
Currently, Texas Tech has five conference home games and five conference road games planned for television coverage. Broadcast coverage for the remaining games is still to be determined.
The Red Raiders open their conference season on Saturday, January 9 when they take on Oklahoma State in Stillwater.
Texas Tech's first home conference game will be against Missouri on January 13 with broadcast coverage provided by ESPNU. The second scheduled appearance on ESPNU for the Red Raiders will be at Texas on January 27.
Tech's first of six games on the Big 12 Network will at Kansas on January 16. The Red Raiders will host Oklahoma State (Feb. 6) and Kansas State (Feb. 23) with television coverage on the Big 12 Network. The Raiders will be featured on the Big 12 Network at Oklahoma (Feb. 9), at Nebraska (Feb. 27), and their final conference game of the season against Colorado on March 6.
On February 13, the Red Raiders will host the Texas A&M Aggies with broadcast coverage provided by ESPN2.
Texas Tech will be featured on ESPN when they host Texas on February 20.
In men's basketball, the Big 12 was the first conference to be guaranteed three weekly telecast windows on ESPN or ESPN2, which reach 96 and 95 million homes, respectively. In addition, 95 games overall (conference and non-conference) will air annually with more than 60 contests broadcast by ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ABC, ESPN360.com or another national over-the-air network.
In March, the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship will continue to be televised on a variety of ESPN platforms including ESPN, ESPN2 and in regional syndication on the Big 12 Network.
The re-branded Big 12 Network is in its second year and can be seen throughout the conference's geographic footprint. It has also been available on stations in numerous other markets, including New York, Chicago, Baltimore and Providence. Among all the televised games, many will be shown as part of ESPN Full Court.
To become a 2009-2010 Red Raider season ticket holder or to purchase tickets for men's basketball games at the United Spirit Arena, please call (888) GO-BIG-12 or (806) 742-TECH or stop by the Texas Tech Athletic Ticket Office in the north end of Jones AT&T Stadium.
All Texas Tech home games are played at the United Spirit Arena.