Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament

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Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
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Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament Logo
Sport Basketball
Conference Big 12 Conference
Number of teams 10
Format Single-elimination tournament
Current stadium Sprint Center
Current location Kansas City, Missouri
Played 1997-present
Last contest 2014
Current champion Iowa State Cyclones
Most championships Kansas Jayhawks (9)
Official website Big12Sports.com Men's Basketball
Sponsors
Phillips 66 (1997-present)
Host stadiums
Sprint Center (2008, 2010-2014)
Ford Center (2007, 2009)
American Airlines Center (2003-2004, 2006)
Kemper Arena (1997-2002, 2005)
Host locations
Kansas City, Missouri (1997-2002, 2005, 2008, 2010-2012)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (2007, 2009)
Dallas, Texas (2003-2004, 2006)

The Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament (known since its inception in 1997 under sponsorship agreements as the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament) is the championship men's basketball tournament in the Big 12 Conference. It is a single-elimination tournament of four rounds, with the top four seeds getting byes in the first round. Starting in 2012, the top six seeds will get byes in the first round.[1] Seeding is based on regular season records.

History[edit]

The tournament has been held every year since the first full basketball season was completed in 1997. (The Big 12 was formed in 1996) Since that time, it was held in Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri in early March for every year up until 2003, and also in 2005. In 2003, 2004, and 2006 it was held at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, and in 2007 it was held in the Ford Center at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.[2] In 2008 it was again held in Kansas City, but this time at the Sprint Center.

The 2009 edition of the championship was held in Oklahoma City, with the event returning to Kansas City from 2010 through 2014.[3] On June 1, 2012, it was announced that the Big 12 Tournament would stay in Kansas City through 2016. Kansas has won the most Big 12 postseason titles as well, winning 9 out of 17.

Tournament champions[edit]

Numbers in parentheses refer to each team's finish/seed in the tournament for that year.

Year Champion Runner-up Most Valuable Player Location
1997 (1) Kansas 87 (10) Missouri 60 Paul Pierce, Kansas Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri
1998 (1) Kansas 72 (3) Oklahoma 58 Paul Pierce, Kansas Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri
1999 (3) Kansas 53 (5) Oklahoma State 37 Jeff Boschee, Kansas Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri
2000 (1) Iowa State 70 (3) Oklahoma 58 Marcus Fizer, Iowa State Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri
2001 (3) Oklahoma 54 (4) Texas 45 Nolan Johnson, Oklahoma Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri
2002 (2) Oklahoma 64 (1) Kansas 55 Hollis Price, Oklahoma Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri
2003 (3) Oklahoma 49 (5) Missouri 47 Hollis Price, Oklahoma American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
2004 (1) Oklahoma State 65 (2) Texas 49 Tony Allen, Oklahoma State American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
2005 (3) Oklahoma State 72 (4) Texas Tech 68 Joey Graham, Oklahoma State Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri
2006 (2) Kansas 80 (1) Texas 68 Mario Chalmers, Kansas American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
2007 (1) Kansas 88 (3) Texas 84 Kevin Durant, Texas Ford Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2008 (2) Kansas 84 (1) Texas 74 Brandon Rush, Kansas Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
2009 (3) Missouri 73 (9) Baylor 60 DeMarre Carroll, Missouri Ford Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2010 (1) Kansas 72 (2) Kansas State 64 Sherron Collins, Kansas Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
2011 (1) Kansas 85 (2) Texas 73 Marcus Morris, Kansas Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
2012 (2) Missouri 90 (4) Baylor 75 Kim English, Missouri Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
2013 (1) Kansas 70 (2) Kansas State 54 Jeff Withey, Kansas Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
2014 (4) Iowa State 74 (7) Baylor 65 DeAndre Kane, Iowa State Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
2015 Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
2016 Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri

† - Denotes Each Overtime Played

Results by team[edit]

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