For the third straight season, Oklahoma State will play on New Year's Eve, this time against a strong nonconference opponent in Gonzaga at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
And ESPN and the Big 12 announced Tuesday that the game will begin at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
For Oklahoma State fans, this will not interfere with college football bowl season as the Big 12 does not have any bowl game ties from Dec. 30-Jan. 2.
This marks the fifth time in the last eight years that Oklahoma State has played on Dec. 31. Three of the last four games have been in Gallagher-Iba Arena.