Big 12 Tournament Info

The Big 12 Tournament is already under way, but thanks to a first round bye, the Longhorns begin play in Kansas City on Friday, taking on Oklahoma State at 11:30 a.m.

#1 seed Texas (26-5, 13-3 Big 12)
vs. #9 seed Oklahoma State (17-14, 7-9 Big 12)

Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship Quarterfinals
Friday, March 14, 2008 · 11:30 a.m. Central
Sprint Center (18,795) · Kansas City, Mo.

TELEVISION: The game will be televised nationally on ESPNU and regionally by ESPN Plus.

RADIO: The Longhorn Sports Network and KVET (FM 98.1/1300 AM in Austin) broadcast every UT game on the statewide network. Craig Way (pxp) and Eddie Oran (analyst) will call the action.

SERIES: Texas leads, 38-34. Last meeting: Texas 62-57 (March 9, 2008; Austin).

OFFICIAL STARTING LINEUPS

Texas

G - D.J. Augustin, So. (19.8 ppg, 5.8 apg)
G - A.J. Abrams, Jr. (16.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg)
G - Justin Mason, So. (6.9 ppg, 4.3 rpg)
F - Damion James, So. (12.9 ppg, 10.5 rpg)
C - Connor Atchley, Jr. (9.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg)

Oklahoma State

F - Marcus Dove, Sr. (10.0 ppg, 5.6 rpg)
C - Ibrahima Thomas, Fr. (5.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg)
G - Byron Eaton, Jr. (11.7 ppg, 3.3 apg)
G - Obi Muonelo, So. (9.9 ppg, 3.3 rpg)
G - James Anderson, Fr. (13.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg)

IF TEXAS WINS ON FRIDAY...

#1 seed Texas (26-5, 13-3 Big 12)
vs. #4 seed Oklahoma OR #12 seed Colorado

Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship Semifinals
Saturday, March 15, 2008 · 1:00 p.m. Central
Sprint Center (18,795) · Kansas City, Mo.

TELEVISION: The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2 and regionally by ESPN Plus.

RADIO: The Longhorn Sports Network and KVET (FM 98.1/1300 AM in Austin) broadcast every UT game on the statewide network. Craig Way (pxp) and Eddie Oran (analyst) will call the action.

IF TEXAS WINS AGAIN ON SATURDAY...

#1 seed Texas (26-5, 13-3 Big 12)
vs. Saturday evening semifinals winner

Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship Finals
Sunday, March 16, 2008 · 2:00 p.m. Central
Sprint Center (18,795) · Kansas City, Mo.

TELEVISION: The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.

RADIO: The Longhorn Sports Network and KVET (FM 98.1/1300 AM in Austin) broadcast every UT game on the statewide network. Craig Way (pxp) and Eddie Oran (analyst) will call the action.

WHAT'S AT STAKE?

Aside from the obvious, a Big 12 championship, a strong showing the conference tournament is Texas' last shot at a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Where Texas ends up in the initial pairing for the Big Dance could make a big difference because with a Regional in Houston and the Final Four in San Antonio, a Texas-centric path could open up for the Horns.

The Big 12 Tournament also represents Texas' last chance to iron out it's consistency issues and build momentum before the NCAA Tournament. Coincidentally, the Longhorns will begin the conference tournament with the same opponent they ended the conference regular season, the Oklahoma State Cowboys.


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