Mar 9, 2015

Kansas City, Here We Come! Men’s Basketball Pairings Set

Irving, Texas - After the most competitive season in Big 12 history, the bracket is set for the 2015 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship.  The Kansas Jayhawks earned the regular-season title and will be the No. 1 seed.  It marks the 15th outright or shared crown in 19 seasons for KU, who has accomplished the feat 11 years in a row. 

Half the conference was within two games of first place as the regular season concluded.  Iowa State and Oklahoma are seeded second and third after posting 12-6 league records.  Baylor is the No. 4 seed, followed by No. 5 West Virginia and No. 6 Oklahoma State earning the other first-round byes.  The No. 2 seed for ISU is its best since being the top seed in 2000 and 2001. 

First-round games will be played on Wednesday with No. 8 Kansas State facing No. 9 TCU and No. 7 Texas taking on No. 10 Texas Tech.

Extensive video coverage of the entire Championship can be found via the Big 12 Digital Network at Big12Sports.com and on the conference’s social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  Video available will include championship previews, highlights from every contest and exclusive live coverage of postgame press conferences.  In addition, live streaming of the championship trophy ceremony can be found on Saturday evening, March 14. 

The entire Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship will be televised nationally on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU.  Games will also be available on WatchESPN.


Sprint Center - Kansas City

Date National Television Time (CDT)
Wednesday, March 11    
No. 8 Kansas State vs. No. 9 TCU ESPNU 6:00 p.m.
No. 7 Texas vs. No. 10 Texas Tech ESPNU 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 12    
No. 4 Baylor vs. No. 5 West Virginia ESPN2 11:30 a.m. 
No. 1 Kansas vs. K-State/TCU winner ESPN2 1:30 p.m.
No. 2 Iowa State vs. UT/TTU winner ESPNU 6:00 p.m
No. 3 Oklahoma vs. No. 6 Oklahoma State     ESPNU 8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 13    
Thursday Afternoon Winners  ESPN or ESPN2 6:00 p.m.
Thursday Evening Winners ESPN or ESPN2 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 14    
Semifinal Winners ESPN 5:00 p.m.


Times / Networks subject to change
The second game of each session begins 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.
All games are available via WatchESPN