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A Look at the Big 12 Tournament Schedule for Oklahoma State

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Oklahoma State heads to Kansas City for the 2017 Big 12 Tournament on a two-game losing streak but with all the optimism in the world still in tow. The Pokes actually might have had a better regular season than you thought. I put together this chart of regular season wins plus Big 12 tournament seed in a given year since Travis Ford took over in 2009.

You want to be in the bottom right here. Tons of wins, low seed. In 2013 OSU won 13 Big 12 games in the regular season and was the No. 3-seed in the Big 12 Tournament. Last year it won three regular season games and was the 10-seed.

This year is actually one of the better years in recent memory. Brad Underwood won a Travis Ford-like amount of games (nine), but OSU beat the teams it was supposed to beat and thus got a solid seed. That 2009 season is hidden behind 2010, by the way, which is why you can’t see it.

Of note: In 2009, 2010 and 2011 teams only played 16 Big 12 games instead of 18.

It’s crazy that this is just the third time since 2009 that OSU will have a 6-seed or better at this event. It’s just the second time since it won the tournament in 2005 (!) it will have a 5-seed or better. Two-thousand and five!

Anyway, Oklahoma State will take on Iowa State on Thursday for the third and final time this year. Here is a look at the schedule of events including when OSU could play all three of its games.

Wednesday, March 8
  • 6 p.m. — No. 8 TCU vs. No 9. OU (ESPNU)
  • 8 p.m. — No. 7 Texas Tech vs. No. 10 Texas (ESPNU)
Thursday, March 9
  • 11:30 a.m. — No. 4 Iowa State vs. No. 5 Oklahoma State (ESPN2)
  • 1:30 p.m. — No. 1 Kansas vs. TCU or OU (ESPN2)
  • 6 p.m. — No. 2 West Virginia vs. Tech or Texas (ESPNU)
  • 8 p.m. — No. 3 Baylor vs. No. 6 Kansas State (ESPNU)
Friday, March 10
  • 6 p.m. — Semifinal 1 (ESPN or ESPN2)
  • 8 p.m. — Semifinal 2 (ESPN or ESPN2)
Saturday, March 11
  • 5 p.m. — Championship game (ESPN)

Here is the full bracket.

Oklahoma State was 7-8 in the Big 12 Tournament under Travis Ford.

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