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Big 12 Tournament Guide: Cowboys Take a 5 Seed to Kansas City

A look at Oklahoma State’s path through the Big 12 Tournament.



[Photo via Courtney Bay/Oklahoma State Athletics]

Oklahoma State did yeoman’s work to earn a 5 seed in the Big 12 Championship bracket, especially when you look at the murderer’s row the Cowboys faced over the last two weeks of the season.

Here’s a look at the final conference seeding and the schedule for the tournament.

Final Big 12 Standings
SeedTeamConf. RecordPct.
4West Virginia11-60.647
5Oklahoma State11-70.611
6Texas Tech9-80.529
9Kansas State4-140.222
10Iowa State0-180.000
Wednesday, March 10

Game 1: No. 8 TCU vs. No. 9 Kansas State, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 2: No. 7 Oklahoma vs. No. 10 Iowa State, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Thursday, March 11

Game 3: No. 4 West Virginia vs. No. 5 Oklahoma State, 10:30 a.m. (ESPN or ESPN2)
Game 4: No. 1 Baylor vs. Game 1 Winner, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN or ESPN2)
Game 5: No. 2 Kansas vs. Game 2 Winner, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN or ESPN2)
Game 6: No. 3 Texas vs. No. 6 Texas Tech, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN or ESPN2)

Friday, March 12

Game 7: Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN or ESPN2)
Game 8: Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN or ESPN2)

Saturday, March 13

Championship Game: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner, 5 p.m. (ESPN)

OSU vs. WVU This Year

The Cowboys jumped out to a 19-point lead on the Mountaineers in GIA on Jan. 4, but then things went south. Bob Huggins’ squad stormed back to win 87-84.

The two teams most recently met Saturday, where OSU went to Morgantown without Cade Cunningham and Isaac Likekele and beat West Virginia 85-80 off a 31-point performance from Avery Anderson.

OSU’s History in KC

The Cowboys haven’t made it past the quarterfinals in Kansas City since 2013 when they were a No. 3 seed, but the Pokes lost to No. 2 seed K-State in the semifinals. OSU beat Iowa State in the 8/9 game last year, but COVID stopped the event before the Cowboys game against No. 1 seed Kansas.

OSU also made the semis in 2000, 2007 and 2009 and made it to the championship game in 1999 but lost to Kansas. The Pokes won the tournament in 2004 and 2005.

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