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Sunday, March 6, 2022

Top-seeded KU men to play K-State or West Virginia in quarterfinals of Big 12 tourney

KU women to face Oklahoma in rematch of regular season finale

The Jayhawks come together before a couple of free throws from Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji (30) with seconds remaining in the second half on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 at Allen Fieldhouse.

The Jayhawks come together before a couple of free throws from Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji (30) with seconds remaining in the second half on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 at Allen Fieldhouse.

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The brackets are set for next week's Big 12 men's and women's basketball tournaments, running simultaneously in Kansas City, Missouri.

The KU men are the top seed in their bracket and they'll face the winner of Wednesday's 8-9 game between Kansas State and West Virginia at 2 p.m. Thursday at T-Mobile Center.

This year's men's event has just nine teams because Oklahoma State is ineligible to participate in the postseason due to NCAA penalties.

If KU wins its quarterfinal matchup, it would play the winner of the 4-5 game between Texas and TCU at 6 p.m. on Friday.

The championship game is set for 5 p.m. on Saturday, and all eight games will be televised on ESPNU, ESPN2 or ESPN.

Baylor, which tied with Kansas for a share of the regular season title, is the No. 2 seed and Texas Tech is the 3 seed. Baylor will play Oklahoma in the quarterfinals and Texas Tech will face Iowa State. Both of those games are in the night session on Thursday.

On the women's side, Kansas is the 5 seed and will play No. 4 Oklahoma at 11 a.m. Friday at Municipal Auditorium.

KU and OU split the season series, with the Jayhawks winning in Norman, Oklahoma on Saturday.

The winner of that matchup will face the winner of top-seeded Baylor and the 8-9 winner on Saturday, with the title game slated for Sunday.

Comments

Andy Godwin 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Glad you at least mentioned the Lady Jayhawks who were picked to finish last in the Big 12 and accomplished an impressive 11-7 record in a competitive league and won 20 games for the first time 2012-2013. Rock Chalk.

Dirk Medema 3 months, 3 weeks ago

It is great that you mentioned the ladies. Great that both teams finished the regular season on a positive note. Any rustling of Coach Schneider for COTY?

Obviously, we need to get past the WVU-purple kitties winner, but the next question is TCU or ut? So many tough games.

Bryce Landon 3 months, 3 weeks ago

At this point, it doesn't matter. Our motto needs to be that of Al Davis, "Just win, baby!"

Chad Smith 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Just win is right. Good to have a reset and play a team who will have played the day before.

It's March, this is where legends are made.

I can feel the goosebumps already.

LET'S GO!!!! RCJH!

Blake Brown 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Dang, none of our games will be on ESPN+. I was so looking forward to not being able to record, FF, RW or save them for future isolated play and listen to uninformed announcers who do not know some of our players names, let alone provide unbalanced coverage. More importantly, it's time for us to play to our maximum capability and win out in the next 2 tournaments. Rock Chalk!

Scott Proch 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Thanks for mentioning that! I just cancelled my subscription.

Lonnie Ross Dillon 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Odd, I have zero issues with FF or RW on ESPN+. Remote right arrow to FF, Remote left arrow to RW.

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