K-State to Face Colorado in Big 12 Championsh

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State women's basketball enters the 2009 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championships on Thursday as the number five seed and will face No. 12 seed Colorado at 11 a.m. at the Cox Convention Center. This is the first time since the inaugural Big 12 Championship in 1996-97 that K-State is the number five seed.

Thursday's first round games have been adjusted to avoid conflicts with institutions' men's teams playing in quarterfinal action at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Championship in the Ford Center.

First round games will get underway on Thursday, March 12 at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Quarterfinal games are scheduled for Friday, March 13 at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Semifinals will be played Saturday, March 14 at Noon and 2:30 p.m. with the final slated for Sunday at 12:30 p.m. All 11 games will be televised with the first round on Cox Cable in Oklahoma City and the quarterfinals, semifinals and final broadcast on FSN.

The winner of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship earns the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament field.

Single session tickets will be sold beginning Monday, March 9, at 10 a.m. CT. Prices are $20 and $15. Single session tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or in-person at the U.S. Army Box Office at Ford Center.

Big12Sports.com will feature extensive video from the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's and Women's Basketball Championships in Oklahoma City. The streaming will start with video of practices and interviews from the day before games begin. Every postgame press conference can be seen, either live or via same-day archive.

At the conclusion of both the men's and women's basketball championships, an exclusive and complete special postgame show will feature press conferences, the trophy and net-cutting ceremonies for the winning team and the exclusive premiere of Live Your Dreams, the official championship video of the Big 12 Conference.

2009 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship

March 12-15 ~ Oklahoma City, Okla. ~ Cox Convention Center (13,297 capacity)

Thursday, March 12 [Cox Cable]
Game 1: #5 Kansas State vs. #12 Colorado, 11:00 a.m.
Game 2: #8 Kansas vs. #9 Nebraska, 1:30 p.m.
Game 3: #6 Texas vs. #11 Missouri, 5:00 p.m.
Game 4: #7 Texas Tech vs. #10 Oklahoma State, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 13 [FSN]
Game 5: #1 Oklahoma vs. Game 2 Winner, 11:00 a.m.
Game 6: #4 Texas A&M vs. Game 1 Winner, 1:30 p.m.
Game 7: #2 Baylor vs. Game 4 Winner, 5:00 p.m.
Game 8: #3 Iowa State vs. Game 3 Winner, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 14 [FSN]
Game 9: Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6, 12:00 p.m.
Game 10: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8, 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 15 [FSN]
Game 11: Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10, 12:30 p.m.

Please note Thursday's first round games have been adjusted to avoid conflicts with institutions' men's teams playing in quarterfinal action at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Championship.


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