Big 12 Basketball Tournament bracket if the season ended today

As we are almost midway through conference play, it's time to start thinking about conference tournaments. The Big 12 teams are beating up on each other, so what would a tournament bracket look like if the season ended today?

Jan 9, 2024; Morgantown, West Virginia, USA; Kansas State Wildcats head coach Jerome Tang argues a call with the ref during the Wildcats game against West Virginia.
Jan 9, 2024; Morgantown, West Virginia, USA; Kansas State Wildcats head coach Jerome Tang argues a call with the ref during the Wildcats game against West Virginia. / Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports
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It seems like every week the Big 12 men's basketball standings are different. Texas Tech was at the top for a while, but now Houston has taken that spot. Kansas, who has run this conference for decades, is in fourth place and not even the top seed.

With four new members in the conference, it has shaken things up and as a basketball fan, I must say it is fun to watch. The teams that were favored in this conference are scattered throughout the conference standings.

Now for Kansas State, who made it to the Elite Eight last year in Jerome Tang's first season, the Wildcats are still trying to find their footing this season. While they started strong in conference play, K-State has now lost three straight and sitting in the middle of the standings. The Wildcats are going to want to pick things up if they want to try and replicate the kind of run they had last year in the NCAA Tournament.

The Big 12 Tournament is set to take place in Kansas City, Missouri from March 12 to March 16. So if the season ended today this is how the bracket would look.

Big 12 Tournament Round 1: Tuesday, March 12

No. 12 Seed vs. No. 13 Seed

  • UCF vs. West Virginia

No. 11 Seed vs. No. 14 Seed

Texas vs. Oklahoma State

Big 12 Tournament Round 2: Wednesday, March 13

No. 5 Seed vs. Game 1 Winner

  • TCU vs. _______

No. 8 Seed vs. No. 9 Seed

  • Kansas State vs. BYU

No. 7 Seed vs. No 10 Seed

  • Oklahoma vs. Cincinnati

No. 6 Seed vs. Game 2 Winner

  • Baylor vs. _______

Big 12 Tournament Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 14

No. 4 Seed vs. Game 3 Winner

  • Kansas vs. _______

No. 1 Seed vs. Game 4 Winner

  • Houston vs. _______

No. 2 Seed vs. Game 5 Winner

  • Iowa State vs. _______

No. 3 Seed vs. Game 6 Winner

  • Texas Tech vs. _______

You can catch every bit of Big 12 Tournament action on ESPN+ and Big 12 Streaming.

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