MBB releases 2022-23 non-conference schedule

WACO, Texas— Before his 20thth season, Baylor men’s basketball coach Scott Drew announced the Bears’ 2022-23 non-conference schedule on Tuesday. The 13-game schedule includes eight games at the Ferrell Center, one street contest, and four games on neutral ground.

The Bears will open the season at home with a matinee matchup against Mississippi Valley State on Monday, November 7 at 11 a.m. CT in Baylor’s annual “I’m Going to College Day.”

The three-game home stand continues with Norfolk State (Friday, November 11) in a replay of last season’s first-round game of NCAA tournament with an 85-49 BU win. Baylor hosts Northern Colorado on Monday, November 14 in the first meeting between the two teams since 1941.

Baylor will hit the road for the first time in 2022-23 as part of the Continental Tire Main Event, which will be held November 18-20 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The Bears will open the event against 2019 National Champion Virginia (Friday, Nov. 18) and play either Illinois or UCLA in game two (Sunday, Nov. 20).

BU will return home to host McNeese State (Wednesday, Nov. 23) before heading to a two-game swing on the road. Scott Drew will put his 13-1 record against Big East teams on the line when the Bears play Marquette in the Big 12-Big East Battle at the Fiserv Forum (Tuesday, November 29).

The swing concludes with a rematch of the 2021 national title game with Gonzaga (Friday, December 2) at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, SD. The matchup between the Bears and the Bulldogs features the only two teams to have ranked No. 1 nationally for the past three seasons.

Baylor will close out the month of December with three of its four games at the Ferrell Center and all four games at Texas State. Tarleton is visiting Waco (Tuesday, December 6) before the Bears travel to Dallas to face Washington State as part of the Pac-12 US LBM Coast-to-Coast Challenge (Sunday, December 18) at the American Airlines Center.

BU closes 2022 with two home games against Northwestern State (Tuesday, December 20) and Nicholls (Wednesday, December 28).

The non-conference list ends at home against Arkansas (Saturday, January 28, 2023) as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on the ESPN Family of Networks. With a 7-2 record, the Bears have the best SEC/Big 12 Challenge record in either conference.

The Big 12 Conference will announce the league portion of the 2022-23 schedule at a later date. The 2023 Big 12 Championship will be held March 8-11 at Kansas City’s T-Mobile Center.
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Monday, Nov. 7 – Mississippi Valley State (Waco, Texas), 11 a.m., ESPN+
Friday, November 11 – State of Norfolk (Waco, Texas), 7 p.m., ESPN+
Monday, Nov. 14 – Northern Colorado (Waco, Texas), 7 p.m. ESPN+
Friday, Nov. 18 – vs. Virginia (Las Vegas, Nev.), 6 p.m., ESPN2
Sunday, November 20 – vs. Illinois or UCLA (Las Vegas, Nevada), 2:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m
Wednesday, Nov. 23 – McNeese State (Waco, Texas), 3 p.m., ESPN+
Tuesday, November 29 – in Marquette, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, TBD, TBD
Friday, December 2 – vs. Gonzaga (Sioux Falls, SD), TBD, TBD
Tuesday, December 6 – Tarleton (Waco, Texas), 7 p.m., ESPN+
Sunday, December 18 – vs. Washington State (Dallas, Texas), 9 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2
Tuesday, December 20 – Alcorn State (Waco, Texas), 7 p.m. ESPN+
Wednesday, December 28 – Nicholls (Waco, Texas), 7 p.m. ESPN+
Saturday, Jan. 28 – Arkansas (Waco, Texas), TBD, ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU
March 8-11 – Big 12 Championship (Kansas City, Mo.), TBD, ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU


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