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Big 12 Tournament Bracket Released; OSU to Play TCU in First Round

The Pokes will kick off the Big 12 tourney in earnest on Wednesday night.

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Oklahoma State will kick off the Big 12 Tournament this week by opening up the festivities in Game 1. The Pokes, who are a 9 seed after ousting West Virginia on Saturday, are scheduled to tip Wednesday at 6 p.m. against No. 8 seed TCU.

No. 7 seed OU and No. 10 seed West Virginia are scheduled to be the second show of the night and will tip at 8:00 p.m.

The winner of Game 1 between OSU and TCU gets the short end of the stick. Not only will it have the fastest turnaround, it has to play No. 1 seed K-State less than 19 hours later. The Wildcats tied with Texas Tech as Big 12 co-champions, but owned a tiebreaker over the Red Raiders.

Here’s a look at the bracket.

And here’s what the schedule looks (all times Central).

First Round — Wednesday, March 13
Game 1: No. 8 TCU vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State — 6 p.m. on ESPNU
Game 2: No. 7 Oklahoma vs. No. 10 West Virginia — 8 p.m. on ESPNU

Quarterfinals — Thursday, March 14
Game 3: No. 4 Baylor vs. No. 5 Iowa State — 11:30 a.m. on ESPN2
Game 4: No. 1 Kansas State vs. Game 1 winner — 1:30 p.m. on ESPN2
Game 5: No. 2 Texas Tech vs. Game 2 winner — 6 p.m. on ESPN2
Game 6: No. 3 Kansas vs. No. 6 Texas — 8 p.m. on ESPN2

Semifinals — Friday, March 15
Game 7: Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner — 6 p.m. on ESPN2
Game 8: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner — 8 p.m. on ESPN2

Big 12 Tournament Championship Game — Saturday, March 16

Game 9 — 5 p.m. on ESPN