One school had nearly twice as many basketball wins as the other and more trips to the national title game than the other had trips to the tournament.
But the games still have to be played, and that's why Daniel Meyer Coliseum was in bedlam at the end of Wednesday night as TCU pulled off possibly the biggest upset of the college basketball season, knocking off No. 5 Kansas 62-55.
It was the Frogs' first-ever win against a top five opponent. It was Kansas' first time to lose consecutive games in 10 years.
WIth Garlon Green scoring 20 points, TCU's defense stifled the Jayhawks to only 29 percent shooting on the night, which was why they never trailed in the game, leading 20-6 with four minutes left in the first half.
Up 22-13 at the half, the Frogs then started the second half on an 11-6 run and led by as many as 16 points in the game.
Kansas eventually went on a 17-4 run late to help close to 44-40 with less than seven minutes to play. But the Frogs had their double digit lead back by the three minute mark.
TCU's struggles at the free throw line allowed Kansas to get within five with 35 seconds left. But Kyan Anderson and others finally started hitting them, and the TCU students had the right to celebrate.
"It means a lot. Obviously we've had some tough years," Green said. "We've had a tough year right now, but this is a big win. We need to carry this momentum."
With their first ever Big 12 win finally taken care of, the Horned Frogs must now try to get up for the likes of West Virginia this Saturday.