How and when are the Big 12 Conference basketball officials selected and by whom?
Referees are assigned before the season by the league's coordinator of officials. For the men, it is Dale Kelley. He oversees the officials coalition formed by the Big 12, Conference USA, WAC, Sun Belt and Southland conferences. Kelley worked 14 years as an SEC official and in nine consecutive NCAA tournaments. Becky Marshall is in charge of assigning officials to Big 12 women's games.