The Big 12 boasts an overall record of 23-6, with the second-fewest losses of any conference in the country. Over the upcoming holiday weekend, there are 23 games involving a conference team on tap.
The latest conference men's basketball honors have a Bedlam flavor as Buddy Hield (Oklahoma) and Chris Olivier (Oklahoma State) have been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Player and Newcomer of the Week. Hield is recognized for the third time in his career, while Olivier is named top newcomer for the first time.
The Big 12 Conference boasts seven men's basketball players on the John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy's Preseason Top 50. Chosen by a preseason poll of national college basketball experts, the list is comprised of 50 student-athletes who are the early front-runners for college basketball's prestigious individual honor.
Big 12 schools have received commitments from some impressive newcomers for the 2016-17 campaign. The complete league-wide list is updated as soon as signings are officially announced by each school.
After Baylor, K-State and TCU defeated their opening game opponents by a combined total of 82 points, the three schools boast the first set of men's basketball weekly award winners for the 2015-16 season. Senior Rico Gathers (Baylor) and junior Wesley Iwundu (Kansas State) earned the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week accolades, while Vladimir Brodziansky (TCU) was named the top newcomer. Gathers is honored for the third occasion, while Iwundu and Brodziansky are recognized for the first time.
Get primed for the season with an in-depth look at every men's basketball team.
At Big 12 Men's Basketball Media Day in October, Campus Insiders sat down with all 10 head coaches from the Big 12 to discuss a variety of issues.
How K-State Ė with an assist from Walter Cronkite Ė shaped the life of one of basketball's greatest marksmen
The Big 12 has four teams ranked in the top 25 of the first Associated Press poll, including three in the top 10 Ė tied for the most of any conference in the nation. Overall, seven of the league's 10 squads were either ranked or received votes in the first poll of the 2015-16 campaign.
The Big 12 is well-represented on the Associated Press and SI.com Preseason All-America Teams, with two of the five first team members coming from the conference.
Seeking its 11th consecutive Big 12 regular-season championship, Kansas is the favorite and the team others are chasing.
Live coverage of the 2015 Big 12 Men's Basketball Media Day, from the Sprint Center in Kansas City.