(6) Texas Longhorns
@ (3) Iowa St. Cyclones
Thursday, Mar 8, 2012, 8:30 PM CST
Sprint Center - Kansas City, MO
Welcome to the Big 12 Tournament. It's been a while since we've done much of anything in postseason play, much less the conference tourney, but Iowa State is arguably one of the hottest teams in the Big 12. The Longhorns come in, however, about as squarely on the bubble as a team can be. They're going to be fighting for their NCAA lives. The Cyclones, on the other hand, are locks for the NCAA tournament, but more wins will mean a better seeding - which hopefully means avoiding an 8 or a 9 seed.
It's a late start tonight, but let's give the Sprint Center a chance to experience a little bit of that Hilton (South) Magic.