2016 Big 12 Conference Baseball Tournament
The 2016 Big 12 Conference Baseball Tournament was held from May 25 through May 29 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The annual tournament determined the conference champion of the Division I Big 12 Conference for college baseball. The TCU Horned Frogs won the Tournament Championship, and as the winner of the tournament, TCU earned the league's automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.
|Format||Two bracket, double-elimination tournament|
with single championship game
|Champions||TCU (second title)|
|Winning coach||Jim Schlossnagle (second title)|
|MVP||Luken Baker TCU|
|Television||Bracket Play: FCS Central|
|2016 Big 12 Conference baseball standings|
|#5 Texas Tech †y||19||–||5||–||0||.792||47||–||20||–||0||.701|
|#4 Oklahoma State y ||16||–||8||–||0||.667||43||–||22||–||0||.662|
|#3 TCU ‡y||15||–||9||–||0||.625||49||–||18||–||0||.731|
|West Virginia ||12||–||11||–||0||.522||36||–||22||–||0||.621|
|Kansas State ||8||–||16||–||0||.333||26||–||31||–||0||.456|
|† – Conference champion |
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of July 1, 2016 (final); Rankings from Collegiate Baseball
The tournament has been held since 1997, the inaugural year of the Big 12 Conference. Among current league members, Texas has won the most championships with five. Among original members, Baylor and Kansas State have never won the event. Iowa State discontinued their program after the 2001 season without having won a title. Having joined in 2013, TCU won their first title in 2014 while West Virginia has yet to win the Tournament.
The newest conference members, TCU and West Virginia, faced each other in the Championship game. Earlier in the season, TCU swept the regular season series over West Virginia. The Frogs won the 2014 Big 12 Tournament championship, and the Mountaineers' appearance in the tournament finale marked the first time since 1996 that WVU had played for a conference tournament championship. TCU won the championship game 11–10 in 10 innings.
Format and seedingEdit
The top eight finishers from the regular season will be seeded one through eight, and will then play a two-bracket double-elimination tournament leading to a winner-take-all championship game.
|First round||Second round||Semifinals||Finals|
- "Big 12 Conference - 2016 Standings". d1Baseball.com. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
- "2015 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship". big12sports.com. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
- Tim Griffin (May 21, 2015). "City won't bid for Big 12 baseball tournament at the Alamodome". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved December 28, 2015.