The 2013 Big 12 tournament brackets are out, with Kansas and Kansas State at the top. The Big 12 tournament brackets will begin on Wednesday (March 13), with two games taking place between the bottom four seeds. It took until the final day of the regular season (March 9) for seeding to be decided, but now fans can devour the upcoming schedule.
Kansas and Kansas State each finished 14-4 within the conference, but the Jayhawks won the tie-breaker and become the No. 1 seed in the tournament. That puts Kansas State at No. 2, Oklahoma State at No. 3, and Oklahoma at No. 4. There are two different scenarios where the Big 12 title game could be a state re-match to decide the automatic berth in the 2013 NCAA tournament.
The top six schools all receive first round byes in the 2013 Big 12 tournament brackets, with the bottom four seed playing it out on the first day. It gives an extra day of rest to the schools at the top, but there are definitely some upset possibilities within the first two days of the schedule. Several schools still have a shot at one of the top seeds in the NCAA tournament brackets, so this becomes an extremely important series of games for the conference.
Full 2013 Big 12 Tournament Schedule
Wednesday, March 13 (First Round)
Game 1: No. 8 West Virginia vs. No. 9 Texas Tech, 6 p.m. ET (Big 12)
Game 2: No. 7 Texas vs. No. 10 TCU, 8:30 p.m. ET (Big 12)
Thursday, March 14 (Quarterfinals)
Game 3: No. 4 Oklahoma vs. No. 5 Iowa State, 11:30 a.m. ET (ESPN2)
Game 4: No. 1 Kansas vs. Game 1 winner, 2 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
Game 5: No. 2 Kansas State vs. Game 2 winner, 6 p.m. ET (Big 12)
Game 6: No. 3 Oklahoma State vs. No. 6 Baylor, 8:30 p.m. ET (Big 12)
Friday, March 15 (Semifinals)
Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 6:30 p.m. ET (Big 12)
Game 8: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 9 p.m. ET (Big 12)
Saturday, March 16 (Big 12 Championship Game)
Game 9: Semifinal Winners, 5 p.m. ET (ESPN)
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