The Big 12 Men’s Basketball Tournament is one of the biggest events of the college basketball season every year. Basketball fans will travel to cities like Oklahoma City, Kansas City and Dallas to see their favorite Big 12 team try to win the title while also cementing a spot in the NCAA Tournament that begins the week after. The seeding is based on the final standings of the Big 12 regular season, with the top 6 teams getting byes in the first round. The tournament is played over a four-day span that encompasses nine games, with the final taking place the day after the semifinal match-ups.
Fans attending the Big 12 tournament buy tickets for sessions instead of individual games, so make sure to check this page to find what session your team is playing in. While the tournament isn’t in a set city every year, the Big 12 has agreed to play it at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO., through 2016. The Sprint Center was also the host of the tournament in 2008 and 2010-2014. Between the teams in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, there are always some Big 12 teams in the mix for a national championship and a win in the Big 12 tournament helps seeding them highly for their big run – or helps a team via automatic bid that wouldn’t have been selected by the NCAA tournament committee. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Big 12 Basketball Tournament tickets.
2017 Big 12 Basketball Tournament Preview
Coming into the 2016 Big 12 Basketball Tournament, the Big 12 looks to be the deepest conference in the country. Defending Big 12 Basketball Tournament champion Iowa State will try and win a third straight tournament title, and has one of the most dangerous teams in the league. The Cyclones will have major competition in the three headed monster atop the Big 12 in Kansas, Oklahoma, and West Virginia. All three teams are considered in the top 10 teams in the country and will be major favorites to bring home the 2016 Big 12 Basketball Tournament title. Throw in other top 25 teams in Texas and Baylor, as well as a surging Texas Tech team, and there are 7 legitimate counters to win the Big 12 Tournament. Look for the 2016 Big 12 Tournament to be one of the most exciting in the 19 year history of the event.
Check out our Big 12 Basketball Tournament Preview History page for previews of previous Big 12 Basketball Tournaments.
Big 12 Basketball Tournament at Sprint Center Address: 1407 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri, 64106
The Big 12 Men’s Basketball Tournament is held at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. It pits every team in the Big 12 against each other in a bracket-style tournament, with the winner getting an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.
Marked by section CRT, these are the closest seats you’ll get to the court. CRT 1 and CRT 2 are along the sidelines, while CRT 101, 111, 112 and 122 are behind the baselines.
Sections 104-108 and 115-119 are on the sidelines and offer great views of the court from one of the best vantage points in the Sprint Center. Sections 101, 111, 112 and 122 are down near the floor behind the baskets and are usually cheaper than those on the sidelines.
This is the most cost efficient way of getting in to see the Big 12 Championship, and the view is good from any section. Sections 208, 209, 224 and 225 are right at mid-court.
Both first round games of the tournament, played on Wednesday. The first game will be the #8 vs. #9 seed, followed by the #7 vs. #10 seed game.
Both early games played on Thursday. The first game is the #4 vs. #5 seed, while the second game immediately after is the #1 seed vs. the winner of the #8 vs #9 game.
Both later games played on Thursday. The first game is the #2 seed vs. the winner of the 7v10 game, with the second game being the #3 vs. #6 seed.
This session includes both of the semifinal games, with both being played on Friday.
This session is for the Big 12 Championship game, played on Saturday afternoon. This concludes the tournament.
Big 12 Basketball Tournament Event Guide
What is the crowd usually like for games?
If Kansas is playing, you’re sure to see an abundance of Jayhawks fans since Lawrence is close to Kansas City and they have a large fan base. Kansas State fans usually bring a large crowd as well. It can vary since sessions usually include two games.
Where can I find the Big 12 tournament schedule?
The 2014 Big 12 tournament schedule is listed as soon as it is made available by the tournament, and TicketCity has all the dates and times posted above for all sessions. The tournament is split up into sessions, with each session containing two games except for the last one, which is just the championship game. The gates usually open one hour before the first game of every session. The Big 12 tournament is in Kansas City and runs from March 12-15 at the Sprint Center.
What is the best time to buy tickets for the Big 12 Tournament?
If you’re not going to see a specific team, the earlier the better for tickets. If you’re wanting to see your team play, as soon as the seeds are set you should get tickets since the Sprint Center seats less than 19,000.
How can I buy cheap Big 12 tournament tickets?
TicketCity offers a large selection of Big 12 tournament tickets which includes some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Big 12 tournament ticket prices fluctuate based on demand for the tournament throughout the season. Bigger matchups and more nationally-ranked teams typically push demand higher & ticket prices. The opposite can happen if the Big 12 tournament matchups are less intriguing. Marquee teams, like the Kansas Jayhawks, Kansas State Wildcats, Texas Longhorns, and other teams with large fan bases, can drive up Big 12 tournament ticket prices. The Big 12 tournament is one of the biggest basketball events of the year and the culmination of the regular season, so if you’re looking for cheap tickets you may want to act early before the big push right before the tournament.
What’s a good place to eat or hang out before the game?
There are lots of good options since the Sprint Center is in the heart of downtown Kansas City. Bar Louie is a great spot for food and drink, and is right across the street from the venue. McFadden’s, Johnny’s Tavern and the Pizza Bar are all off Grand Blvd. across from Sprint Center as well.
When is the 2016 Big 12 Basketball Tournament
The 2016 Big 12 Basketball Tournament will be played March 9th-12th, 2016
What teams have won the Big 12 Tournament?
The Kansas Jayhawks have dominated the Big 12 Tournament since its inception in 1997, winning more than twice as many tournament titles as any other team. For a complete look at all the former Big 12 Tournament winners, visit our Big 12 Tournament Champions page.