Baylor, winner of the 2013 National Invitation Tournament, will play one of the featured games during ESPN’s Tip-Off Marathon to start the college basketball season on Nov. 12.
School and network officials announced today that the Bears will play South Carolina in a 2 p.m. game in Waco on Nov. 12 as part of the 24-hour telecast of consecutive games. Baylor last played in the marathon in 2011, when it defeated San Diego State in Waco.
The Bears return three starters from last season’s 23-14 squad.
Baylor officials also announced two tweaks to the team’s 2013-14 schedule. Baylor’s game against Savannah State has been moved to Jan. 3 (originally set for Dec. 10) and the Bears have added a Dec. 1 against Hardin-Simmons in Waco.
Below is a look at the team’s updated schedule for this season:
Baylor’s 2013-14 Men’s Basketball Schedule
Friday, Nov. 8 vs. Colorado1 TBA TBA
Tuesday, Nov. 12 SOUTH CAROLINA ESPN 2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 17 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE2 TBA TBA
Wednesday, Nov. 20 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN TBA TBA
Monday, Nov. 25 vs. Chaminade3 ESPNU 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 26 vs. Dayton or Gonzaga3 ESPN/2 TBA
Wednesday, Nov. 27 vs. TBA3 ESPN/2/U TBA
Sunday, Dec. 1 HARDIN-SIMMONS TBA TBA
Friday, Dec. 6 vs. Kentucky4 TBA TBA
Wednesday, Dec. 18 NORTHWESTERN STATE TBA TBA
Sunday, Dec. 22 SOUTHERN TBA TBA
Monday, Dec. 30 ORAL ROBERTS TBA TBA
Friday, Jan. 3 SAVANNAH STATE TBA TBA
Tuesday, Jan. 7 at Iowa State ESPN2 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 11 TCU Big 12 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 15 at Texas Tech ESPNU 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 18 OKLAHOMA ESPN/2 1 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 20 at Kansas ESPN Big Monday 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 25 TEXAS Big 12 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 28 WEST VIRGINIA ESPN2 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 1 at Oklahoma State ESPN/2 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 4 KANSAS ESPN/2 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 8 at Oklahoma ESPN2 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 12 at TCU ESPNU 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 15 KANSAS STATE ESPNU 6 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 17 OKLAHOMA STATE ESPN Big Monday 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 22 at West Virginia Big 12 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Texas ESPNU 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 1 TEXAS TECH Big 12 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 4 IOWA STATE ESPN2 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 8 at Kansas State Big 12 12:30 p.m.
March 12-15 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship5
1 – at American Airlines Center (Dallas, Texas)
2 – 2013 EA Sports Maui Invitational Opening Round; Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)
3 – 2013 EA Sports Maui Invitational; Lahaina Civic Center (Maui, Hawaii)
4 – at Cowboys Stadium (Arlington, Texas)
5 – at Sprint Center (Kansas City, Mo.)
* - All dates and times subject to change
_ Jimmy Burch