The Big 12 Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament is an annual postseason tournament for the NCAA Division I Big 12 Conference. The tournament determines the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
The tournament is typically held in early March, with the top 10 teams from the conference competing in a single-elimination bracket. The winner of the tournament is crowned the Big 12 Conference champion and earns an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.
The tournament has been held since the inception of the Big 12 Conference in 1996, and has been won by a variety of teams over the years, including Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa State, and Baylor.
The 2022 Big 12 Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament was won by the Kansas Jayhawks, who defeated the Texas Longhorns in the championship game. The tournament was held in Kansas City, Missouri, at the T-Mobile Center.
The first Big 12 Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament was held in 1997. The tournament was held in Kansas City, Missouri, at the Kemper Arena, which was the home of the Kansas City Kings (now the Sacramento Kings) of the NBA at the time. The tournament featured all 12 teams in the conference, with the top four teams receiving byes into the quarterfinals.
The Big 12 Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament has featured many notable NBA players over the years. Here are some of the most notable NBA players to have participated in the tournament:
Kevin Durant – Durant played one season at the University of Texas before being drafted second overall in the 2007 NBA Draft. He led Texas to the Big 12 Tournament championship game in 2007.
Blake Griffin – Griffin played two seasons at the University of Oklahoma before being drafted first overall in the 2009 NBA Draft. He was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2009 Big 12 Tournament after leading Oklahoma to the championship.
Kevin Love – Love played one season at UCLA before being drafted fifth overall in the 2008 NBA Draft. He faced off against Durant in the 2007 Big 12 Tournament championship game, but Texas came out on top.
Marcus Smart – Smart played two seasons at Oklahoma State before being drafted sixth overall in the 2014 NBA Draft. He was named the Big 12 Player of the Year and the Most Outstanding Player of the 2013 Big 12 Tournament.
LaMarcus Aldridge – Aldridge played two seasons at the University of Texas before being drafted second overall in the 2006 NBA Draft. He helped lead Texas to the championship game of the 2006 Big 12 Tournament.
These are just a few of the most notable NBA players who have participated in the Big 12 Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament over the years.
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