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Baylor and West Virginia Share 2014 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Regular Season Title
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Baylor and West Virginia have been crowned 2014 Big 12 women’s basketball regular season co-champions after tying for the top spot with 16-2 records in league play.

The Lady Bears claimed their fourth consecutive and fifth overall Conference title while the Mountaineers earned their first Big 12 women’s basketball championship in their second year of league membership. This marks the first year co-champions were honored since 2007.

Baylor will enter the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship as the No. 1 seed with the edge over West Virginia in the Conference tiebreaker policy due to a better record against the two teams (Texas, Oklahoma State) tied for third place. BU swept both opponents while WVU had a 3-1 record.

Other seeds include 3. Texas, 4. Oklahoma State, 5. Iowa State, 6. Oklahoma, 7. TCU, 8. Kansas, 9. Kansas State and 10. Texas Tech. The tiebreaker procedure was also used to decide seeds 3-6 and 8-9. It is listed below.

The Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship returns to Oklahoma City for the third time, but makes its first appearance in Chesapeake Energy Arena – home of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder. The event will be held Friday-Monday, March 7-10.

Single-session tickets are on sale for $25 and $20 plus fees, for reserved seats. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster by calling 1-800-745-3000 or online. They can also be purchased at the Chesapeake Energy Arena box office. The box office accepts Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express and cash as methods of payment. 

Extensive video coverage of the entire Championship can be found via the Big 12 Digital Network at Big12Sports.com. The coverage begins with a Championship Preview show on Thursday, March 6. Video will also include links to live and archived postgame press conferences of all games. Prior to the press conferences, Big12Sports.com correspondent Wendell Barnhouse and guest co-host Lyndsey Fennelly will analyze each game. Finally, exclusive postgame coverage of the Championship trophy ceremony will be featured on Monday, March 10.

All nine games will be carried live by FOX Sports networks.

2014 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship
March 7-10 ~ Oklahoma City, Okla. ~ Chesapeake Energy Arena

Friday, March 7 [FCS]
Game 1: No. 8 Kansas vs. No. 9 Kansas State, 6:00 p.m.
Game 2: No. 7 TCU vs. No. 10 Texas Tech , 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 8 [FSN]
Game 3: No. 4 Oklahoma State vs. No. 5 Iowa State, 11:00 a.m.
Game 4: No. 1 Baylor vs. Game 1 Winner, 1:30 p.m.
Game 5: No. 2 West Virginia vs. Game 2 Winner, 6:00 p.m.
Game 6: No. 3 Texas vs. No. 6 Oklahoma, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 9 [FS1]
Game 7: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner, 2:00 p.m.
Game 8: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner, 4:30 p.m.

Monday, March 10 [FS1]
Game 9: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner, 8:00 p.m.

All times listed as Central.

Big 12 Championship Tiebreaker Format
The first criteria in the breaking of ties in the standings shall be head-to-head competition of tied teams. The following procedure will be used to establish the postseason championship seeds when ties exist.

Ties Involving Two Teams
a. Results of head-to-head competition during the regular season.
b. Each team’s record vs. the team occupying the highest position in the final regular-season standings, and then continuing down through the standings until one team gains an advantage.
   When arriving at another group of tied teams while comparing records, use each team’s record against the collective tied teams as a group (prior to that group’s own tie-breaking procedure), rather than the performance against individual tied teams.
c. A comparison of the tied teams Conference-games only road record.      
d. A comparison of the tied teams Conference-games only road record vs. the team(s) occupying the highest position in the final Conference regular season standings, and then continuing down through the standings until one team gains an advantage.   
   When arriving at another group of tied teams while comparing records, use each team’s record against the collective tied teams as a group (prior to that group’s own tie-breaking procedure), rather than the performance against individual tied teams.
e. Draw.  In the event tiebreaking procedures are unsuccessful and a draw is necessary in determining any portion of seeding, the following procedure will be used:
(1) The draw will be conducted in public or with media attendance.
(2) Institutions involved in the drawing have the right to have a local representative in attendance at the drawing.
(3) A single slip of paper for each institution (with name or logo) will be placed into a container and will be drawn in order of seeding from highest to lowest.  

 

 

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