The pairings are set and every team in the conference is ready to head to Kansas City for the 2017 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship. The Kansas Jayhawks earned the regular-season title and will be the No. 1 seed - the 17th outright or shared crown in 21 seasons for KU, which has tied the NCAA record by accomplishing the conference feat 13 years in a row.
Eight of 10 teams finished with 17 wins or more overall, with every single Big 12 team having been ranked or received votes in the top 25 at some point during the 2016-17 campaign. West Virginia earned the No. 2 seed for the second straight season, while Baylor checks in with the third seed. No. 4 Iowa State is next, followed by No. 5 Oklahoma State and No. 6 Kansas State.
First-round games will be played on Wednesday with No. 8 TCU facing No. 9 Oklahoma and No. 7 Texas Tech taking on No. 10 Texas.
Extensive video coverage of the entire Championship can be found via the Big 12 Digital Network at Big12Sports.com and on the conference’s social media platforms on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Video available will include postgame interviews, behind-the-scenes access, features, highlights from every contest and exclusive live coverage of postgame press conferences. In addition, live streaming of the championship trophy ceremony can be found on Saturday evening, March 11.
The entire Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship will be televised nationally on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU. Games will also be available on WatchESPN. ESPN will provide on-site studio coverage with Adnan Virk and Miles Simon reporting on Friday and Saturday direct from Kansas City.
2017 PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Sprint Center - Kansas City
|Wednesday, March 8||National Television||Time|
|No. 8 TCU vs. No. 9 Oklahoma||ESPNU||6:00 p.m. CT|
|No. 7 Texas Tech vs. No. 10 Texas||ESPNU||8:00 p.m. CT|
|Thursday, March 9|
|No. 4 Iowa State vs. No. 5 Oklahoma State||ESPN2||11:30 a.m. CT|
|No. 1 Kansas vs. TCU/OU winner||ESPN2||1:30 p.m. CT|
|No. 2 West Virginia vs. TTU/UT winner||ESPNU||6:00 p.m. CT|
|No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 6 Kansas State||ESPNU||8:00 p.m. CT|
|Friday, March 10|
|Thursday Afternoon Winners||ESPN or ESPN2||6:00 p.m. CT|
|Thursday Evening Winners||ESPN or ESPN2||8:00 p.m. CT|
|Saturday, March 11|
|Semifinal Winners||ESPN||5:00 p.m. CT|
Times / Networks subject to change
The second game of each session begins 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game
All games are available via WatchESPN