March 12, 2006
The Kansas Jayhawks celebrate with the Big 12 Championship trophy following their 80-68 defeat over the number one seeded Texas Longhorns Sunday afternoon in Dallas.
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They are easy to take for granted at times, with all eyes focused on the big prize — the NCAA basketball championship. But make no mistake about it: Conference titles, like the sixth-straight Big 12 crown Kansas University could clinch with a victory tonight over Oklahoma, are mighty significant, especially to the guys who put in the blood, sweat and tears over a grueling two-month period.