March 4, 2012
WACO, Texas - The Baylor Lady Bears, with their 18-0 Big 12 Conference record, claimed its second consecutive and third overall Big 12 regular season title to earn the No. 1 seed in the 2012 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women's Basketball Championship. The event will be held Wednesday-Saturday, March 7-10 in Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium.
With a first-round bye, the Lady Bears will begin play in the tournament quarterfinals at 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, March 8. Baylor will face the winner of the No. 8 seed Texas vs. No. 9 seed Texas Tech contest which will be played on Wednesday, March 7.
Baylor is the nation's only undefeated women's or men's basketball program at 31-0, and became just the third Big 12 women's team to complete the conference season undefeated. This season marked the first for an 18-game Big 12 schedule. The two previous undefeated squads went 16-0 in league games.
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, No. 8 Texas, No. 9 Texas Tech and No. 10 Missouri.
Several tiebreakers were implemented to determine the seeds. 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.
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 CHAMPIONSHIPS
MARCH 7-10, KANSAS CITY, MO.
(MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM - 9,308)
|WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7|
|Game 1||#8 Texas vs. #9 Texas Tech||5 p.m.||Metro Sports|
|Game 2||#7 Oklahoma State vs. #10 Missouri||7:30 p.m.||Metro Sports|
|THURSDAY, MARCH 8|
|Game 3||#4 Iowa State vs. #5 Kansas State||11 a.m.||FSN|
|Game 4||#1 Baylor vs. Game 1 Winner||1:30 p.m.||FSN|
|Game 5||#2 Oklahoma vs. Game 2 Winner||5 p.m.||FSN|
|Game 6||#3 Texas A&M vs. #6 Kansas||7:30 p.m.||FSN|
|FRIDAY, MARCH 9|
|Game 7||Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner||Noon||FSN|
|Game 8||Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner||2:30 p.m.||FSN|
|SATURDAY, MARCH 10|
|Game 9||Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner||11 a.m.||FSN|