The Big 12 basketball tournament starts tomorrow, and by all accounts, it is going to be a good one to watch ahead of Selection Sunday before the official March Madness begins. For NCAA fans, the good news is that the Big 12 tournament will air on live TV and via live stream video for many of the nine scheduled games that will be played March 12-15 in Kansas City, MO at the Sprint Center.
While Kansas won the Big 12 basketball conference title, they may not win the tournament, but they are the favorites, according to a March 11 ESPN report. In fact, ESPN hails the Big 12 as the King of conference basketball during the regular season this year. At least seven teams out of 10 in the Big 12 could make it to the Big Dance this year, which is 70 percent of the teams, and of course, that is an unusual percentage of teams from one conference to play in the NCAA Tournament.
Obviously, Kansas wants to win the Big 12 tournament and secure the fourth number one seed on Selection Sunday. However, teams like Baylor and Oklahoma State need to have a strong showing, if not outright win the championship, to even make it to the NCAA Tournament this season.
The Big 12 tournament kicks off in Kansas City on Wednesday, March 12 with Oklahoma State vs. Texas Tech at 7 p.m. EST. You can tune into the Big 12 Networks or ESPN 3 to check out the game. Then, at 9:30 p.m. EST. Baylor vs. TCU will tipoff on the same channels. The Quarterfinals happen on Thursday, March 13 with four games taking place throughout the day. Then, the Semifinals will air on live TV and live stream video on Friday, March 14 starting at 7 p.m. and at 9:30 p.m. EST. On Saturday, you can watch the Big 12 tournament finals at 9 p.m. EST on ESPN or via live stream video on WatchESPN.
This tournament should be one of the best leading up to Selection Sunday, so do not miss it. Make sure to tune in on live TV or via live stream video to see all the action from the Big 12 teams. Tuning in, could help you fine tune your NCAA Tournament bracket, which could be worth an astonishing $1 billion if it's perfect.