The University of Kansas has earned a share of the 2012-13 Big 12 men's basketball regular-season title and will be the No. 1 seed in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship, scheduled for March 13-16 at Sprint Center in Kansas City. It marks the 13th outright or shared crown in 17 seasons for the Jayhawks, who have accomplished the feat nine years in a row.
Kansas State, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma will be seeded second, third and fourth, respectively. Iowa State and Baylor round out the teams with first-round byes and will be seeded No. 5 and No. 6. The Wildcats earned their first conference championship since 1977 and match their highest seed in Big 12 Championship history (2010), while the Cowboys have their highest position since being No. 3 in 2005.
First-round games will be played on Wednesday, March 13 with No. 8 West Virginia playing No. 9 Texas Tech and No. 7 Texas facing No. 10 TCU. It will be the first appearance in the Big 12 Championship for the Mountaineers and Horned Frogs.
Extensive video coverage of the entire Championship can be found via the Big 12 Digital Network at Big12Sports.com. The video available will include links to video highlights and stats from every contest along with exclusive live coverage of postgame press conferences. In addition, exclusive coverage of the championship trophy ceremony can be found on Saturday night, March 13.
The entire Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship will be televised either regionally or nationally by the Big 12 Network, ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU. Games will also be available on ESPN3, WatchESPN and/or ESPN Full Court.
2013 PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Sprint Center - Kansas City
|Wednesday, March 13||Broadcast Outlets||Time (CDT)|
|No. 8 West Virginia vs. No. 9 Texas Tech||Big 12 Network/WatchESPN/ESPN3||6:00 p.m.|
|No. 7 Texas vs. No. 10 TCU||Big 12 Network/WatchESPN/ESPN3||8:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 14|
|No. 4 Oklahoma vs. No. 5 Iowa State||ESPN2/WatchESPN/ESPN3||11:30 a.m.|
|No. 1 Kansas vs. WVU/TTU winner||ESPN2/WatchESPN/ESPN3||2:00 p.m.|
|No. 2 Kansas State vs. UT/TCU winner||Big 12 Network/WatchESPN/ESPN3||6:00 p.m.|
|No. 3 Oklahoma State vs. No. 6 Baylor||Big 12 Network/WatchESPN/ESPN3||8:30 p.m.|
|Friday, March 15|
|Thursday Afternoon Winners||Big 12 Network/ESPN3 or ESPNU/WatchESPN||6:30 p.m.|
|Thursday Evening Winners||Big 12 Network/ESPN3 or ESPNU/WatchESPN||9:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, March 16|
|Semifinal Winners||ESPN/WatchESPN||5:00 p.m.|
All times listed are Central and subject to change
Telecasts on the Big 12 Network are syndicated throughout Big 12 markets and beyond
Semifinal games available in the conference footprint on Big 12 Network/ESPN3 and outside league markets on ESPNU/WatchESPN (online outlets subject to blackout)
All games leading up to the final will also be available via ESPN FullCourt