It is time for the Big XII tournament at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City. Here is what to look for. (Rankings are seeding in tournament)
No. 8 Nebraska vs. No. 9 Baylor.
No. 5 Texas vs. No. 12 Colorado
No. 7 Oklahoma State vs. No. 10 Iowa State
No. 6 Texas A&M vs. No. 11 Texas Tech
Who has to win to improve NCAA birth: Nebraska
Most to lose with a lost: Oklahoma State
Team On Upset Alert: Oklahoma State
Winners: No surprises here. Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma State, and Texas A&M. Oklahoma State will probably clinch NCAA birth with win.
No. 8 Nebraska vs. No. 1 Kansas
No. 5 Texas vs. No. 4 Kansas State
No. 7 Oklahoma State vs. No.2 Oklahoma
No. 6 Texas A&M vs. No.3 Missouri
Who has to win to improve NCAA birth: Kansas State is in a must win to get in NCAA tournament.
Most to lose with a lost: Kansas State
Upset Alert: Missouri
Winners: I am calling only one upset here with A&M beating Missouri. I am not going to label Texas beating a upset since it is a 5/4 matchup. Kansas and Oklahoma will take their games respectively.
No. 5 Texas vs. No. 1 Kansas
No. 6 Texas A&M vs. No. 2 Oklahoma
Upset Alert: Oklahoma
Winners: Kansas is too much for Texas. A&M vs. Oklahoma is a good matchup though. A&M has gotten close to beating Oklahoma at College Station and Norman. I gotta give the edge to Oklahoma though, with the difference maker being Willie Warren and Taylor Griffin with key three-pointers.
No. 2 Oklahoma vs. No. 1 Kansas
Winner: Blake Griffin did not play last time they played, when Kansas beat Oklahoma in Norman. Even with Blake Griffin, still too much Kansas.
Big XII CHAMPIONS: KANSAS