HomeHutchinson SportsFive Saturday Home Games Highlight 2023-24 Big 12 ScheduleFive Saturday Home Games Highlight 2023-24 Big 12 ScheduleTue, September 26, 2023 by News Room SHARE NOW MANHATTAN, Kan. (KStateSports.com) – Kansas State will open the new-look Big 12 with a home game against conference newcomer UCF on Saturday, Jan. 6, as the league office announced the dates for its conference-only schedule on Tuesday morning (Sept. 26). K-State will continue to play an 18-game Big 12 schedule with nine games at home and on the road as the league embarks on its new 14-team format in 2023-24 with the additions of BYU, UCF, Cincinnati and Houston. The 9-game conference home schedule will include visits from NCAA Tournament teams Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, TCU and West Virginia as well as BYU, UCF, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. The Wildcats will make trips to BYU, Cincinnati, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech and West Virginia. The UCF game will be one of five Saturday home conference games at Bramlage Coliseum in 2024, which includes visits by Oklahoma State (Jan. 20 at 6 p.m., CT), TCU (Feb. 17 at 11 a.m., CT), BYU (Feb. 24 at 1 p.m., CT) and Iowa State (March 9 at 1:30 p.m., CT). ESPN’s Big Monday will make a return to Bramlage Coliseum for the first time since 2018 for the annual Dillons Sunflower Showdown with Kansas at 8 p.m., CT on Feb. 5. It will mark the 10th time that the Monday primetime game will air the historic rivalry from Manhattan. The final road conference game will be a weekday trip to Allen Fieldhouse on Tuesday, March 5 at 8 p.m., CT. The Sunflower Showdown will be one of three Monday contests for K-State, which includes the matchup at Texas at 8 p.m., CT on Feb. 19 and the home game with West Virginia at 6 p.m., CT on Feb. 26. In addition to the opener with UCF, the Wildcats will play their first conference game at Houston on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m., CT before the first of two matchups with BYU on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 9 p.m., CT. Following the home game with BYU on Saturday, Feb. 24, the team will play at Cincinnati on Saturday, March 2 at 6 p.m., CT. A limited number of season tickets for the 2023-24 season are still available by calling (800) 221.CATS (2287) and/or online at www.kstatesports.com/tickets. Pricing for single-game tickets will be announced shortly. Ahearn Fund members will have the first opportunity to purchase single-game tickets starting Monday, Oct. 16. Remaining tickets will be available to the general public starting Wednesday, Oct. 18. The expanded Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship will run Tuesday-Saturday, March 12-16 at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City and will coincide with the women’s championship, which runs Thursday-Tuesday, March 7-12, also at T-Mobile.