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Preview and Open Thread | Big 12 Men’s Tournament – Finals

The men’s basketball Big 12 Championship game is today!

This post is your open thread for the Big 12 tourney Championship.

Game #9:

Date: Saturday, March 12th
Time: 5:00 pm
Teams: #1 Kansas (29-4, 15-3) vs #2 West Virginia (26-7, 13-5)
Location: Sprint Center | Kansas City
TV/Stream: ESPN

First Regular Season Meeting:  WVU won at home 74-63

Second Regular Season Meeting:  Kansas won at home 75-65

About West Virginia:  From wvusports.com

  • Coach Bob Huggins improved to 9-7 in conference championship play at WVU.
  • The Mountaineers have won 41 of their last 42 games when holding opponents to 69 points or less.
  • WVU has made at least one 3-point field goal in 556 consecutive games.

About Kansas:  From kuathletics.com

  • Kansas has advanced to its 20th all-time title game in a league postseason tournament, including its 12th in the 20-year history of the Big 12.
  • KU is 9-2 in tourney title games having only lost the 2002 title to Oklahoma and the 2015 title to Iowa State.
  • Kansas has won more Big 12 Championships than any other school with nine. Oklahoma and Iowa State are next with three each. KU won the first three events in 1997-98-99, then the 2006-07-08-10-11-13 titles.

Prediction: WVU just won a thriller against OU, and they have to be a little wiped out. Baylor held strong with Kansas, but the Jayhawks pulled through. These two teams match-up with the series split during the regular season. WVU will fight, but Kansas should win their 14th straight game in a row to enter March Madness. I have the Jayhawks winning this one.

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