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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.[2][3]

2016 Big 12 Conference
Baseball Tournament
Teams8
FormatTwo bracket, double-elimination tournament
with single championship game
Finals site
ChampionsTCU (second title)
Winning coachJim Schlossnagle (second title)
MVPLuken Baker TCU
TelevisionBracket Play: FCS Central
Championship: FSN
2016 Big 12 Conference baseball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T   PCT     W   L   T   PCT
#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
Oklahoma  ‍‍‍ 11 13 0   .458     30 27 1   .526
Baylor  ‍‍‍ 10 14 0   .417     24 29 0   .453
Texas  ‍‍‍ 10 14 0   .417     25 32 0   .439
Kansas State  ‍‍‍ 8 16 0   .333     26 31 0   .456
Kansas  ‍‍‍ 6 17 0   .261     20 35 1   .366
† – Conference champion
‡ – Tournament champion
y – Invited to the NCAA Tournament
As of July 1, 2016 (final)[1]; 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.

Team W L Pct GB Seed
Texas Tech 19 5 .792
1
Oklahoma State 16 8 .667
3
2
TCU 15 9 .625
4
3
West Virginia 12 11 .522
6.5
4
Oklahoma 11 13 .458
8
5
Baylor 10 14 .417
9
6
Texas 10 14 .417
9
7
Kansas State 8 16 .333
11
8
Kansas 6 17 .261
12.5

ResultsEdit

  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                                       
1 Texas Tech 8  
8 Kansas State 5  
  1 Texas Tech 4  
  4 West Virginia 9  
4 West Virginia 6
5 Oklahoma 0  
  4 West Virginia 11  
  5 Oklahoma 1  
8 Kansas State 7  
5 Oklahoma 13  
  5 Oklahoma 17
  1 Texas Tech 4  
  4 West Virginia 10
  3 TCU 11
3 TCU 12  
6 Baylor 5  
  3 TCU 13
  2 Oklahoma State 5  
2 Oklahoma State 10
7 Texas 4  
  3 TCU 1 8
  7 Texas 2 2  
6 Baylor 3  
7 Texas 15  
  7 Texas 12
  2 Oklahoma State 8  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Big 12 Conference - 2016 Standings". d1Baseball.com. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "2015 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship". big12sports.com. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  3. ^ Tim Griffin (May 21, 2015). "City won't bid for Big 12 baseball tournament at the Alamodome". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved December 28, 2015.