After an 18-game conference season produced a near three-way dead heat, the Big 12 will reconvene in Kansas City, Mo., this week to break the deadlock and a whole lot more.
Fourth-ranked Kansas and 10th-ranked Kansas State tied for the regular-season championship, the Jayhawks claiming their ninth consecutive title and earning the No. 1 seed with a season sweep of the Wildcats.
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Big 12 pairings
at Kansas City, Mo.
8-West Virginia (13-18) vs. 9-Texas Tech (10-19), 6 p.m.
7-Texas (15-16) vs. 10-TCU (11-20), 8:30 p.m.
4-Oklahoma (20-10) vs. 5-Iowa State (21-10), 11:30 a.m.
1-Kansas (26-5) vs. WVU-Texas Tech winner, 2 p.m.
2-Kansas State (25-6) vs. Texas-TCU winner, 6 p.m.
3-Oklahoma State (23-7) vs. 6-Baylor (18-13), 8:30 p.m.
Thu. afternoon winners, 6:30 p.m.
Thu. night winners, 9 p.m.
Semifinal winners, 5 p.m.