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How to watch: Oklahoma State soccer vs Santa Clara, other Big 12 action

The Cowgirls make their 12th appearance in the NCAA women’s soccer tournament.

Jimmy Gillispie/Stillwater News Press

********SCHEDULE AND VIEWING UPDATE FOR 11/22/2019********

  • No. 3 Oklahoma State vs Santa Clara
    2 p.m. ET on Pac12.com
  • No. 4 Texas Tech vs Michigan
    3 p.m. ET on ESPN3
  • No. 3 Kansas vs Xavier
    3 p.m. ET on ESPN3
  • West Virginia vs Central Connecticut State
    4 p.m. ET on ESPN3

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Oklahoma State coach Colin Carmichael and the Cowgirls will host South Dakota State at 7pm CT at Neal Patterson Stadium in Stillwater.

The will be carried on ESPN3. Follow CowgirlFC on Twitter for updates and video highlights.

There will be plenty of other Big 12 action and all the games will be carried on ESPN Networks:

  • TCU at Arizona Saturday, 7pm CT on Pac-12.com
    A win would likely bring on #4 seed Penn State who lost to OSU earlier this season.
  • #3 Kansas vs Iowa Saturday, 5pm CT on ESPN3
    The Jayhawks have a good path to the third round where they would probably face #2 seed South Carolina or former champion Notre Dame.
  • West Virginia at Georgetown Saturday, 11am CT on GUHoyas.com
    A win would probably lead to a match against #4 seed Rutgers.
  • Texas at Texas A&M Friday, 6:30pm CT on SECNetwork+
    If you can’t get them to play football, then at least they can play futbol. Winner would likely get #2 seed USC.
  • Texas Tech vs Pepperdine Friday, 6:30pm CT on Texas Tech TV (single viewing will cost $7)
    The Red Raiders, like Kansas, have a pretty good path to the third round but it would almost certainly end up with a match against #1 seed North Carolina on their home turf.

Oklahoma State has a similar road ahead and barring any mishaps could face #2 seed USC in the 3rd round. The Big 12 overall got a bit of a tough draw with three of their six invites landing in the same “semi-final” portion of the bracket.

A win on the first weekend gets you a week off, but the 2nd and 3rd rounds get rough as teams must play two matches in three days in order to advance. The only saving grace is that the 2nd and 3rd rounds are held at regional sites that I believe are determined by the highest remaining seed after the first round, therefore no travel between games. The quarterfinals are hosted by the higher seeded team, then again it’s two games in three days if you want to be the champion. Generally speaking that means the #1 and #2 seeds usually get home-field advantage at least through the 3rd round as parity in women’s college soccer is only slightly better than women’s college basketball.

The 2019 schedule is as follows:

  • First Round Nov 15-16-17 (campus sites)
  • Second Round Nov 22 (regional campus sites)
  • Third Round Nov 24 (regional campus sites)
  • Quarterfinals Nov 29 & 30 (campus sites)
  • Semi-Finals Dec 6 at Avaya Stadium, San Jose, CA
  • Finals Dec 8 at Avaya Stadium, San Jose, CA