The Big 12 tourney starts tomorrow at Oklahoma City. Fellow SB Nation blog Crimson and Cream Machine gives you an overview on the facilities and sites to see in Oklahoma City should you be attending the tournament.
The Big 12 tourney is done by pools with the team with the best record in each pool advancing to Sunday's tournament final. The pool format was started in 2006. Previous to that the tournament was done in double-elimination style. This format is fair as each team is guaranteed a minimum of three games (as opposed to going 0-2 or having to play more games than three to get to the finals.
The first pool includes Texas, Kansas State, and Nebraska, while the second pool has Missouri, Oklahoma, and Baylor. Texas and Missouri are the top two seeds, respectively.
The Big 12 Tourney Schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, May 23
- Game 1 - No. 4 Nebraska vs. No. 5 Texas A&M, Nebraska wins 5-3
- Game 2 - No. 1 Texas vs. No. 8 Kansas State, 1 p.m.
- Game 3 - No. 2 Missouri vs. No. 7 Oklahoma, 5 p.m.
- Game 4 - No. 3 Oklahoma State vs. No. 6 Baylor, 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 24
- Game 5 - Texas vs. Texas A&M, 4:30 p.m.
- Game 6 - Nebraska vs. Kansas State, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 25
- Game 7 - Missouri vs. Baylor, 4:30 p.m.
- Game 8 - Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 26
- Game 9 - Texas A&M vs. Kansas State, 10 a.m.
- Game 10 - Texas vs. Nebraska, 1 p.m.
- Game 11 - Missouri vs. Oklahoma State, 5 p.m.
- Game 12 - Baylor vs. Oklahoma, 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 27
- Game 13 - Division 1 Champ vs. Division 2 Champ, 1 p.m. - Televised on Fox Sports Net.
Now's the obvious best time for the Huskers to bring out their best. Nebraska will be going for their fifth Big 12 tournament title, having won in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2005. They finished second to Kansas last year. Nebraska has won more Big 12 Tourney titles than any other Big 12 school, with Texas being closest with two (2002,2003).
The official Big 12 tourney site provides the CSTV Gametracker if you're following the games at work, and it includes a link to CSTV so that you can watch the games online.
It requires a subscription ($14.95/month or $9.95/game) and only works with Microsoft Internet Explorer (boo, hiss). [Update - you do not need a subscription to watch the games at CSTV through the Big 12 Sports site]
The games will be carried on the Huskers Sports Network, or on the Internet at Huskers.com. Huskers.com also features Live Stats of the game.
Sunday's game will be televised nationally on Fox Sports Net.
-- JJ --