Big 12 Basketball Tournament Previews
2015 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament Preview:
The Big 12 has continued to rise up the ranks of the college basketball landscape and returns from a stellar year in 2014 with the ability to be even better in 2015. Texas, Kansas, and West Virginia all game into the season with hopes of earning one of the NCAA Tournaments top seeds. At one point in the 2015 college basketball season, 7 of the 10 teams in the Big 12 were ranked in the top 25 in the country and the competition for the Big 12 regular season title has been brutally close. Expect the 2015 Big 12 Basketball Tournament to be one of the most competitive conference tournaments in college basketball. The 2015 Big 12 Basketball Tournament will be played March 11th-14th, 2015 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
2014 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament Preview:
The Big 12 is looking its strongest from top to bottom that it has in a long time, with Baylor, Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Iowa State all with one loss or less as we head into the holidays. Texas had a big win in Chappell Hill over North Carolina, while Iowa State beat #7 Michigan in November. Outside of Kansas, the Big 12 isn’t a traditional basketball conference, but they’re looking like a force in 2014. The Big 12 tournament could be a heavyweight battle by the time March rolls around.
2013 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament Preview:
As if going into the tournament at #1 and #2 was not enough both Kansas teams will have the extra advantage of playing in a 2013 Big 12 Tournament just miles away from their home towns in Kansas City's Sprint Center. Kansas seems to be the favorite year after year in the tournament and with Missouri out of the Big 12 picture the Jayhawks could continue to extend their reign on top. However, Kansas State has been itching to get back to the Championship since their only other appearance in 2010 and they have the squad to bring home the hardware this year.
For TCU, Texas Tech, Texas, and West Virginia getting past the first round becomes only the beginning of their hurdles as the two Kansas teams will be waiting on the other side. Though Texas struggled early in the season the return of Kabongo proved to add an extra step to their game that could come in handy as they maneuver through the bracket. Oklahoma State will provide some unsettling pressure as they remain on the heels of Kansas State going into the tournament while the Sooners will be looking to handout an upset no matter the opponent. The Big 12 has the big ticket this year and the madness is just getting started. The Big 12 basketball tournament is far from decided and has the potential to pit some exciting finishes in 2013.
2012 NCAA BIG 12 MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT INFO:
Location: Kansas City, Missouri
Venue: Sprint Center
Games: 9 total, divided into 5 sessions over 4 days
Dates: March 7-10, 2012
2012 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament Preview:
Everyone in Big 12 country is wondering who will end the Border War rivalry on top – will Kansas or Missouri win the 2012 Big 12 tournament? This year is the last year these two rivals will meet as conference foes, so the competition in Kansas City should be intense. Expect the Sprit Center to be filled up with Kansas blue and Mizzou black & gold; it should be a sight to see. That is unless Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas State or Texas does the unexpected and wins their way into the Big XII Championship Game. They all have the talent to get it done, so the Big 12 tourney is a must-see event this year.
2011 Big 12 Basketball Tournament:
The Big-12 has had a lot of time to shine this year, with both Kansas and Texas spending much of the year in the top-10 polls (and the Jayhawks even being number one for a week). But a conference tournament with four teams in the top-20 means a great slate of games will come out of it, regardless if the big dogs make it to the end of not.
Wednesday, March 9
#9 Oklahoma State 53, #8 Nebraska 52
#5 Colorado 77, #12 Iowa State 75
#10 Oklahoma 84, #7 Baylor 67
#6 Missouri 88, #11 Texas Tech 84
Thursday, March 10
#1 Kansas 63, Oklahoma State 62
#4 Kansas State 75, #5 Colorado 87
#2 Texas 74, #10 Oklahoma 54
#3 Texas A&M 86, #6 Missouri 71
Friday, March 11
#1 Kansas 90, #5 Colorado 83
#2 Texas 70, #3 Texas A&M 58
Saturday, March 12
Big 12 Championship: #1 Kansas 85, #2 Texas 73
2010 Big 12 Basketball Tournament Preview:
The 2010 Men's Big 12 Basketball Tournament will be played at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The 2010 Big 12 Tournament has 6 sessions which will be played between Wednesday, March 10th and Saturday, March 13th. The 2010 Big 12 tourney Championship Game (aka: Session 6) will be played on Saturday, March 13th at 5pm CST. The 2010 Big 12 Tournament will feature some of the best teams in college basketball, including the top ranked Kansas Jayhawks and Texas Longhorns. The 2009-2010 Big 12 regular season proved that the Big 12 conference has some of the best college basketball teams in America. In addition to KU and Texas, the Kansas State Wildcats, Missouri Tigers, and Texas Tech Red Raiders also achieved high rankings in 2010. So again the Big 12 Tourney should be a great event, full of Final Four caliber basketball and packed with passionate Big 12 fans.