2024 Big 12 Basketball Tournament: Schedule, Bracket, and Standings

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The 2023-24 Big 12 basketball regular season is quickly coming to a close, and the NCAA Tournament is right around the corner. Conference play has been an absolute grind, with Houston currently holding a one-game advantage over Iowa State for the top spot.

While winning the regular season title will be a major accomplishment, taking the No. 1 seed in the Big 12 Tournament might be an even bigger award for whoever ends up on top at the end of the season.

The 2024 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Tournament will be held at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri, with first-round games kicking things off on March 12 and the Championship Game on March 16. All 14 teams in the league will participate in the tournament, with the top six teams getting a first-round bye and the top four seeds getting a bye until the Quarterfinals.

 

The Big 12 Tournament Champion will receive an automatic bid into the 2024 NCAA Tournament, which will have the full 68-team field finalized on March 17.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2024 Big 12 Basketball Tournament, including the schedule, dates and times, and projected standings and bracket.

2024 Big 12 Tournament Schedule

First round: Tuesday, March 12

Game 1: No. 12 seed vs. No. 13 seed | 11:30 a.m. | ESPN+

Game 2: No. 11 seed vs. No. 14 seed | 2 p.m. | ESPN+

Second round: Wednesday, March 13

Game 3: No. 5 seed vs. Game 1 winner | 11:30 a.m. | ESPN/ESPN2

Game 4: No. 8 seed vs. No. 9 seed | 2 p.m. | ESPN+

Game 5: No. 7 seed vs. No. 10 seed | 6 p.m. | ESPN+

Game 6: No. 6 seed vs. Game 2 winner | 8:30 p.m. | ESPN2/ESPNU

 

Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 14

Game 7: No. 4 seed vs. Game 3 winner | 11:30 a.m. | ESPN/ESPN2

Game 8: No. 1 seed vs. Game 4 winner | 2 p.m. | ESPN/ESPN2

Game 9: No. 2 seed vs. Game 5 winner | 6 p.m. | ESPN/ESPN2

Game 10: No. 3 seed vs. Game 6 winner | 8:30 p.m. | ESPN/ESPN2

Semifinals: Friday, March 15

Game 11: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner | 6 p.m. | ESPN/ESPN2

Game 12: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner | 8:30 p.m. | ESPN/ESPN2

Championship: Saturday, March 16

Game 13: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner | 5 p.m. | ESPN

Note: All times Central.

 

Projected Seeds for 2024 Big 12 Tournament

(Feb 20, 2023)

  1. Houston Cougars (23-3, 10-3 Big 12)
  2. Iowa State Cyclones (20-6, 9-4 Big 12)
  3. Baylor Bears (19-7, 8-5 Big 12)
  4. Texas Tech Red Raiders (19-7, 8-5 Big 12)
  5. Kansas Jayhawks (20-6, 8-5 Big 12)
  6. TCU Horned Frogs (18-8, 7-6 Big 12)
  7. BYU Cougars (19-7, 7-6 Big 12)
  8. Texas Longhorns (17-9, 6-7 Big 12)
  9. Oklahoma Sooners (18-8, 6-7 Big 12)
  10. Cincinnati Bearcats (16-9, 5-7 Big 12)
  11. Kansas State Wildcats (15-11,5-8 Big 12)
  12. West Virginia Mountaineers (9-17, 4-9 Big 12)
  13. UCF Knights (13-12, 4-9 Big 12)
  14. Oklahoma State Cowboys (11-14, 3-9 Big 12)

Projected Bracket for 2024 Big 12 Tournament

(Feb 20, 2023)

No. 1 Houston – BYE

No. 8 Texas vs. No. 9 Oklahoma

No. 4 Texas Tech – BYE

No. 5 Kansas vs. (No. 12 West Virginia/No. 13 UCF)

No. 3 Baylor – BYE

No. 6 TCU vs. (No. 11 Kansas State/No. 14 Oklahoma State)

No. 2 Iowa State – BYE

No. 7 BYU vs. No. 10 Cincinnati