Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship bracket announced
March 4, 2012
IRVING, Texas -- The pairings for the 2012 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship have been set, conference officials announced Sunday evening. Texas (18-12, 8-10 Big 12) is the No. 8 seed in the tournament and will face No. 9-seed Texas Tech (18-12, 6-12 Big 12) in the first round on Wednesday, March 7 at 5 p.m. Central.
Should Texas win its opening-round game against Texas Tech, the Longhorns would advance to play No. 1-seed Baylor (31-0, 18-0 Big 12) in the quarterfinal round on Thursday, March 8 at 1:30 p.m. Semifinal play is scheduled for Friday, March 9, while the championship game is slated for Saturday, March 10 at 11 a.m.
Other seeds include No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 3 Texas A&M, No. 4 Iowa State, No. 5 Kansas State, No. 6 Kansas, No. 7 Oklahoma State and No. 10 Missouri.
A draw was conducted to determine the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds between Oklahoma and Texas A&M as both teams had identical records in the four steps of the Championship tiebreaking procedure.
Iowa State won the tiebreaker for the No. 4 seed after sweeping Kansas State in the regular season. The tiebreaker procedure was also necessary to determine seeds among Kansas, Oklahoma State and Texas. In a comparison of collective head-to-head records among those three teams, Kansas was 3-1, followed by Oklahoma State at 2-2 and Texas at 1-3.
The Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship returns to Municipal Auditorium for the 11th time in Conference history. Kansas City hosted the first six women's postseason events from 1997-2002, in addition to the 2005, 2008-09 and 2011 championships.
All-session tickets are $90 for lower-level seating and $70 for upper level. Single-session tickets are also on sale for $20 lower level and $15 upper level. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, by calling 800-745-3000 or at the Municipal Auditorium Box Office.
First round games will be televised by Metro Sports in Kansas City while the quarterfinals through the final will be aired on FSN.
2012 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship
Wednesday, March 7 [Metro Sports in Kansas City]
Thursday, March 8 [FSN]
Friday, March 9 [FSN]
Saturday, March 10 [FSN]
All times listed are Central.
Tiebreaker Procedures for 2012 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship Bracket
Process to break tie between Oklahoma and Texas A&M:
Process to break tie between Iowa State and Kansas State:
Process to break tie among Kansas, Oklahoma State and Texas
1. In the collective head-to-head competition (mini round-robin) among the tied teams. The following records were recorded.