Kansas basketball: 2020 Big 12 Tournament Preview

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Kansas basketball has clinched the 2020 Big 12 title outright and earned the No. 1 seed. Here’s all the information to know about the conference tournament.

Kansas basketball has officially clinched the 2020 Big 12 title outright, giving themselves the No. 1 seed in the tournament. Here are the seeds and conference records for all of the teams:

  1. Kansas: 17-1
  2. Baylor: 15-3
  3. Oklahoma: 9-9
  4. Texas: 9-9
  5. Texas Tech: 9-9
  6. West Virginia: 9-9
  7. TCU: 7-11
  8. Oklahoma State: 7-11
  9. Iowa State: 5-13
  10. Kansas State: 3-15

Now that the seeds are set, we officially have our Big 12 Tournament bracket. As it stands now, the Jayhawks will play the winner of the Oklahoma State and Iowa State game which is scheduled for March 11 at 6:00 p.m. on ESPNU.

As of now, the Cyclones are the preferred opponent out of the two. They’ve lost three games in a row, and they just haven’t looked the same since they lost their star guard Tyrese Haliburton for the season due to injury.

On the flip side, the Cowboys have won three straight games including an 81-59 pummeling of Texas in Austin. Kansas basketball has proven they can handle both teams though this season, so it probably won’t matter a whole lot who wins out of Iowa State and Oklahoma State.

Assuming the Jayhawks beat the Cowboys or Iowa State on Thursday afternoon, they’ll take on the winner of Texas and Texas Tech. The preferable opponent out of those two is certainly Texas, but the game seems like a toss-up since they split their series this season.

If the Jayhawks make it to the championship game, they’ll most likely play Baylor or West Virginia, given they’re the two top teams on the other side of the bracket.

Here are the dates, times, and channels of the Kansas basketball games and the game they could play in during the Big 12 Tournament (all times central):

  • Kansas vs. Iowa State or Oklahoma State: March 12 at 1:30 p.m. on ESPN or ESPN 2
  • Semifinal: March 13 at 6:00 p.m. on ESPN or ESPN 2
  • Championship: March 14 at 5:00 p.m. on ESPN

At this point, it doesn’t really matter how well the Jayhawks do in the Big 12 Tournament. Their resume is incredible, and they’ve all but guaranteed themselves as the number one overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.

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The biggest concern for Kansas basketball going into the tournament is fatigue. Staying healthy is super important, and if the Jayhawks do, they’ll be set for a big run in March Madness.