Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament

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Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
Big 12 Championships logo.svg
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 2017
Current champion Iowa State Cyclones (4th title)
Most championships Kansas Jayhawks (10)
TV partner(s) ESPN
Official website Big12Sports.com Men's Basketball
Sponsors
Phillips 66 (1997–present)
Host stadiums
Sprint Center (2008, 2010–2020)
Ford Center (2007, 2009)
American Airlines Center (2003–2004, 2006)
Kemper Arena (1997–2002, 2005)
Host locations
Kansas City, Missouri (1997–2002, 2005, 2008, 2010–2020)
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]

Former logo

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 10 out of 21.

Tournament champions[edit]

Numbers in parentheses refer to each team's finish/seed in the tournament for that year. Teams are seeded in order of highest conference record. Tie-breakers[4] are based on conference record starting with:

  • Head-to-head
  • Record against highest standing team in conference, continuing down until one team gains an advantage
  • Conference road games
  • Road record against highest standing team, continuing down
  • Draw, starting with highest seed to be determined
  • Ties among more than two teams are broken similarly by comparing the "mini round-robin" record among tied teams, reverting to the above when elimination narrows it to two tied teams
Year Champion Runner-up Most Valuable Player Location
1997 (1) Kansas 87 (10) Missouri 60 Paul Pierce, Kansas Kemper Arena- Kansas City, MO
1998 (1) Kansas 72 (3) Oklahoma 58 Paul Pierce, Kansas Kemper Arena- Kansas City, MO
1999 (3) Kansas 53 (5) Oklahoma State 37 Jeff Boschee, Kansas Kemper Arena- Kansas City, MO
2000 (1) Iowa State 70 (3) Oklahoma 58 Marcus Fizer, Iowa State Kemper Arena- Kansas City, MO
2001 (3) Oklahoma 54 (4) Texas 45 Nolan Johnson, Oklahoma Kemper Arena- Kansas City, MO
2002 (2) Oklahoma 64 (1) Kansas 55 Hollis Price, Oklahoma Kemper Arena- Kansas City, MO
2003 (3) Oklahoma 49 (5) Missouri 47 Hollis Price, Oklahoma American Airlines Center- Dallas, TX
2004 (1) Oklahoma State 65 (2) Texas 49 Tony Allen, Oklahoma State American Airlines Center- Dallas, TX
2005 (3) Oklahoma State 72 (4) Texas Tech 68 Joey Graham, Oklahoma State Kemper Arena- Kansas City, MO
2006 (2) Kansas 80 (1) Texas 68 Mario Chalmers, Kansas American Airlines Center- Dallas, TX
2007 (1) Kansas 88 (3) Texas 84 Kevin Durant, Texas Ford Center- Oklahoma City, OK
2008 (2) Kansas 84 (1) Texas 74 Brandon Rush, Kansas Sprint Center- Kansas City, MO
2009 (3) Missouri 73 (9) Baylor 60 DeMarre Carroll, Missouri Ford Center- Oklahoma City, OK
2010 (1) Kansas 72 (2) Kansas State 64 Sherron Collins, Kansas Sprint Center- Kansas City, MO
2011 (1) Kansas 85 (2) Texas 73 Marcus Morris, Kansas Sprint Center- Kansas City, MO
2012 (2) Missouri 90 (4) Baylor 75 Kim English, Missouri Sprint Center- Kansas City, MO
2013 (1) Kansas 70 (2) Kansas State 54 Jeff Withey, Kansas Sprint Center- Kansas City, MO
2014 (4) Iowa State 74 (7) Baylor 65 DeAndre Kane, Iowa State Sprint Center- Kansas City, MO
2015 (2) Iowa State 70 (1) Kansas 66 Georges Niang, Iowa State Sprint Center- Kansas City, MO
2016 (1) Kansas 81 (2) West Virginia 71 Devonte' Graham, Kansas Sprint Center- Kansas City, MO
2017 (4) Iowa State 80 (2) West Virginia 74 Monte Morris, Iowa State Sprint Center- Kansas City, MO
Reference:[5] † – Denotes Each Overtime Played

Results by team[edit]

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