Big 12 Basketball Tournament: Schedule, Odds, Predictions

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Kansas State forward David N'Guessan, center, chases a rebound with Iowa State guards Tamin Lipsey (3) and Curtis Jones (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 9, 2024, in Manhattan, Kan. Kansas State won 65-58.
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Chase Kiddy @chaseakiddy Mar 11, 2024, 6:37 PM
  • The Big 12 basketball tournament will run March 12-16 in Kansas City.
  • No. 1 seed Houston (-165) is favored to win.
  • Kansas (+1600) is historically dangerous in this tournament.

The best conference in college basketball begins its conference tournament on Tuesday. 

In the evolved Big 12, newcomer Houston has maintained its status as a dominant program. Iowa State, Baylor, and Texas Tech are representing the old guard. And of course, no one should count out the Jayhawks in Kansas City. 

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Big 12 Tournament Schedule

The Big 12 men’s basketball Tournament runs March 12-16 at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Game 1: No. 12 UCF vs. No. 13 Oklahoma State
  • Game 2: No. 11 Cincinnati vs. No. 14 West Virginia
  • Game 3: No. 5 BYU vs. Game 1 Winner (March 13)
  • Game 4: No. 8 TCU vs. No. 9 Oklahoma (March 13)
  • Game 5: No. 7 Texas vs. No. 10 Kansas State (March 13)
  • Game 6: No. 6 Kansas vs. Game 2 Winner (March 13)
  • Game 7: No. 4 Texas Tech vs. Game 3 Winner (March 14)
  • Game 8: No. 1 Houston vs. Game 4 Winner (March 14)
  • Game 9: No. 2 Iowa State vs. Game 5 Winner (March 14)
  • Game 10: No. 3 Baylor  vs. Game 6 Winner (March 14)
  • Game 11: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner (March 15)
  • Game 12: Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner (March 15)
  • Game 13: Game 11 Winner vs. Game 12 Winner (March 16)

Big 12 Tournament Odds

TeamOdds
Houston-165
Iowa State+400
Baylor+800
BYU+1000
Kansas+1400
Texas Tech +2000
Texas+2500
TCU+5000
Oklahoma+8000
Cincinnati+10000
Kansas State+10000
UCF+15000
Oklahoma State +20000
West Virginia+20000

Big 12 Tournament Prediction

Houston (-165) will win the Southern Conference Tournament and earn the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

While the Big 12 repeatedly proves that it’s a deep conference that can be won by nearly anyone, Houston is clearly the best team in this conference and will contend for the 2024 national championship.

Kansas Is Still Live

The Big 12 somehow became an even better college basketball conference this year with the addition of Houston, Cincinnati, BYU, and UCF. And while the conference itself is a big winner, the Kansas Jayhawks have been a slight loser.

In previous years, Lawrence was the clear center of the Big 12 basketball world. Every season started with Kansas, and fans & analysts worked outward from there. I don’t want to overreact to one season, but it’s not clear that’s the status quo in this conference anymore. 

Still, No. 6 seed Kansas remains a particularly dangerous team in the Big 12 conference tournament, which is still a virtual home tournament for the local Jayhawk mob. There’s a reason most years, this tournament is framed as Kansas vs. The Field.

There’s no doubt that this year’s Kansas team isn’t quite as good as in year’s past and has struggled away from home. But with a friendly crowd, the Jayhawks are certainly worth a dart throw at +1400.

  • 2023-24 Big 12 Standings
    Team Conf. Wins Conf. Losses Win Pct.
    Houston 15 3 .833
    Iowa St. 13 5 .722
    Baylor 11 7 .611
    Texas Tech 11 7 .611
    BYU 10 8 .556
    Kansas 10 8 .556
    TCU 9 9 .500
    Texas 9 9 .500
    Oklahoma 8 10 .444
    Kansas St. 8 10 .444
    Cincinnati 7 11 .389
    UCF 7 11 .389
    Okla. St. 4 14 .222
    West Virginia 4 14 .222
  • Big 12 Tournament Champions
    Year Champion Runner-Up
    1997 Kansas Missouri
    1998 Kansas Oklahoma
    1999 Kansas Oklahoma State
    2000 Iowa State Oklahoma
    2001 Oklahoma Texas
    2002 Oklahoma Kansas
    2003 Oklahoma Missouri
    2004 Oklahoma State Texas
    2005 Oklahoma State Texas Tech
    2006 Kansas Texas
    2007† Kansas Texas
    2008 Kansas Texas
    2009 Missouri Baylor
    2010 Kansas Kansas State
    2011 Kansas Texas
    2012 Missouri Baylor
    2013 Kansas Kansas State
    2014 Iowa State Baylor
    2015 Iowa State Kansas
    2016 Kansas West Virginia
    2017 Iowa State West Virginia
    2018 Kansas West Virginia
    2019 Iowa State Kansas
    2021 Texas Oklahoma State
    2022 Kansas Texas Tech
    2023 Texas Kansas
  • Most Big 12 Tournament Championships
    Team Championships
    Kansas 12
    Iowa State 5
    Oklahoma 3
    Texas 2
    Missouri 2
    Oklahoma State 2

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Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.