Sound Off: Now that the Big 12 only has 10 teams, instead of 12, does that mean that two schools won’t qualify for the conference tournament in basketball?
No, all 10 schools will participate in the single-elimination tournament in both men’s and women’s basketball. The top six schools will receive a bid on the first day, when No. 8 plays No. 9, and No. 7 plays No. 10. On the second day, No. 1 faces the winner of the 8/9 game, No. 2 meets the winner of the 7/10 game, the No. 3 seed plays the No. 6 seed, and the No. 4 seed is matched against the No. 5 seed. Semifinal games are slated for the third day, the title game the fourth. The men’s tournament will take place March 7-10 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. ESPN will televise the Saturday title game at 5 p.m. The women’s tournament also will be played March 7-10, but Municipal Auditorium will be the site. The title game will be televised by FSN.