NORMAN — There's no soft opening to this Big 12 basketball schedule for Oklahoma.
Fresh off a win over No. 11-ranked Iowa State in the Big 12 opener on Saturday, the No. 3 Sooners face No. 2 Kansas on the road.
By the time Big Monday's 8 p.m. game tips off, the teams figure to be ranked in the top two spots. Kansas is likely headed for No. 1 in The Associated Press poll, while the Sooners will move to the top spot in the USA Today coaches' poll.
Just days after the Oklahoma football team's improbable run into the College Football Playoff ended, the Sooners' basketball team has a chance to be the clear No.