Big 12 Tournament Primer: Dates, Site, TV Info, Tickets, History, and Current Tourney Outlook

The regular season is over, so the final standings and seedings are set. Click to see the bracket and TV schedule for the 2012 Big 12 Tournament.

The Big 12 Tournament tips off on March 7th, and while Missouri’s days in the conference may be numbered, the Tigers look like the favorites along with perennial league power Kansas.

big-12-tournament-logo-schedule-dates-historyBig 12 Tournament Info

Tournament Site: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO

Tournament Dates and TV Coverage:

  • First Round: Wednesday, March 7th at 6:00 and 8:30 (Big 12 Network)
  • Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 8th at 11:30, 2:00, 6:00, and 8:30 (ESPN2/Big 12 Network)
  • Semifinals: Friday, March 9th at 6:30 and 9:00 (ESPNU)
  • Championship: Saturday, March 10th at 5:00 (ESPN)

Seeding/Bracket Notes: The top six seeds receive byes to the Quarterfinals on Thursday, March 8th.

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Big 12 Tournament Outlook

Despite losing the top three scorers from last year’s conference champs and seeing many of their top recruits ruled ineligible, Kansas just keeps on winning.  Through 15 league games, they are 13-2 and can clinch a share of the regular season title with a win over Missouri this weekend.  The Jayhawks are led by Player of the Year candidate Thomas Robinson (17.4 ppg, 11.9 rpg, 54.0 FG%), who has been a double-double machine throughout the season.  Veteran guard Tyshawn Taylor (16.5 ppg, 5.0 apg, 43.0 3P%) has stepped his game up as a senior, and big man Jeff Withey (9.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 3.4 bpg) has been a revelation inside, particularly in conference play.

First-year coach Frank Haith has done a fantastic job at Missouri, leading the Tigers to a 25-3 record.  The Tigers lost Laurence Bowers to a knee injury prior to the season, which has forced them to play a four-guard lineup and essentially a seven-man rotation.  Mizzou boasts the nation’s most efficient offense and five players scoring at least 9.9 points per game, led by guard Marcus Denmon (17.8 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 40.0 3P%).

Baylor has the most raw talent in the league, but they were swept by both Kansas and Missouri, losing those four games by a total of 48 points.  With players like Perry Jones III (13.3 ppg, 7.3 rpg), Pierre Jackson (12.7 ppg, 5.9 apg, 43.6 3P%), Quincy Acy (12.5 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 2.1 bpg), and Quincy Miller (12.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg), a tournament run is definitely possible, but questions about their toughness and Scott Drew’s ability to make in-game adjustments linger as the season winds down.

The other teams to watch are Iowa State, Kansas State, and Texas.  The Cyclones already have 10 conference wins and have one of the nation’s most versatile players in Royce White (12.9 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 5.0 apg).  K-State had been struggling but just pulled off a pair of road wins at Baylor and Mizzou to solidify their NCAA position, while Texas may need to win a game or two in the conference tournament just to earn an at-large bid.

With six teams who are at least in the NCAA conversation, this should be an entertaining tournament to watch.  The #3 vs. #6 and #4 vs. #5 games should be the highlights of the Quarterfinals, while the Semis are sure to feature at least a couple of the country’s elite teams.

Big 12 Tournament History: Champions and MOPs

Year Big 12 Tournament Champion Score Big 12 Tournament Runner-Up MOP Site
1997 #1 Kansas 87-60 #10 Missouri Paul Pierce, Kansas Kansas City
1998 #1 Kansas 72-58 #3 Oklahoma Paul Pierce, Kansas Kansas City
1999 #3 Kansas 53-37 #5 Oklahoma State Jeff Boschee, Kansas Kansas City
2000 #1 Iowa State 70-58 #3 Oklahoma Marcus Fizer, Iowa State Kansas City
2001 #3 Oklahoma 54-45 #4 Texas Nolan Johnson, Oklahoma Kansas City
2002 #2 Oklahoma 64-55 #1 Kansas Hollis Price, Oklahoma Kansas City
2003 #3 Oklahoma 49-47 #5 Missouri Hollis Price, Oklahoma Dallas
2004 #1 Oklahoma State 65-49 #2 Texas Tony Allen, Oklahoma State Dallas
2005 #3 Oklahoma State 72-68 #4 Texas Tech Joey Graham, Oklahoma State Kansas City
2006 #2 Kansas 80-68 #1 Texas Mario Chalmers, Kansas Dallas
2007 #1 Kansas 88-84 #3 Texas Kevin Durant, Texas Oklahoma City
2008 #3 Kansas 84-74 #1 Texas Brandon Rush, Kansas Kansas City
2009 #3 Missouri 73-60 #9 Baylor DeMarre Carroll, Missouri Oklahoma City
2010 #1 Kansas 72-64 #2 Kansas State Sherron Collins, Kansas Kansas City
2011 #1 Kansas 85-73 #2 Texas Marcus Morris, Kansas Kansas City
2012 #2 Missouri 90-75 #4 Baylor Kim English, Missouri Kansas City

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About Andy Bottoms

While Andy was born and raised in Indiana, he would like to point out that he grew up shooting hoops in his driveway and not against the side of a barn like you see in all the March Madness promos or in the middle of a field like Jimmy Chitwood. Andy ranks among the top bracketologists according to the Bracket Matrix and has provided his projections to Fox Sports for the past three seasons. When not compiling excuses for missing work during the NCAA Tournament, Andy enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He is a proud IU graduate and co-hosts The Assembly Call postgame show following every IU game. Twitter: @AndyBottoms

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