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Kansas vs West Virginia
Kansas has had some very confusing losses this season, the latest being a 23-point loss to Baylor. Regardless, the Jayhawks are still the favorites coming into the Big 12 tournament.
West Virginia competed with Kansas the first time these two teams met, but the same can not be said for the second time they met. The Jayhawks will look for three straight against West Virginia in the quarterfinals.
Oklahoma vs Iowa State
When the Sooners traveled to Iowa this year, they got smacked. When the Cyclones traveled to Oklahoma, they got smacked. Now they meet again on a neutral court in the rubber match of the season series.
The Sooners stumbled in their final game of the season at TCU, while the Cyclones have won their final two games. It should be a great game throughout, but Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg will be the difference.
The Cyclones are a better coached team, and in the end, that will be the difference.
Pick: Iowa State
Oklahoma State vs Baylor
The Cowboys had a great year in the Big 12 and came up just short of getting a share of the Big 12 title. Baylor is currently on the bubble for the NCAA tournament and got a huge win on Saturday by beating Kansas by 23.
The Bears and Cowboys split the season series, with each team winning on its home court. Baylor will come out desperate for a win to secure an NCAA tournament berth. That desperation will lead to an upset victory.
Texas vs Kansas State
First-year head coach Bruce Weber has done an outstanding job with a veteran Kansas State team. The Wildcats clinched a share of the Big 12 title and are one of the favorites to win the Big 12 tournament title.
Texas has a chance to make a Cinderella run into the NCAA tournament, but it will have to overcome its struggles against the Wildcats. Kansas State had no problem winning against Texas in the regular season, and it should have no problem against Texas in the Big 12 quarterfinals.
Pick: Kansas State