Today the 2011 Big 12 basketball tournament will get underway in Kansas City. The Big 12 is loaded this season with teams who could make some serious noise when the big dance starts next week. Aside from the Big East, the Big 12 is the most powerful conference in the country this season.
Kansas, Texas, Missouri, Kansas State and Texas A & M have all more or less punched their tickets to the big dance. Three teams on the bubble who are looking to get a tournament bid with a good showing in this year's tournament are: Nebraska, Baylor and Colorado.
However, before any team can look forward to next week's tournament, there is work to be done starting today in the conference tournament. Here are five potential upsets in this year's Big 12 basketball tournament.