2016 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2016 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament was a postseason men's basketball tournament for the Big 12 Conference. It was played from March 9 to 12, in Kansas City, Missouri at the Sprint Center. Kansas won the tournament for the 10th time and received the conference's automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

2016 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament
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ClassificationDivision I
Season2015–16
Teams10
SiteSprint Center
Kansas City, Missouri
ChampionsKansas (10th title)
Winning coachBill Self (7th title)
MVPDevonte' Graham (Kansas)
Attendance170,822 (overall)
19,046 (championship)
TelevisionESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU
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2015–16 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Kansas 15 3   .833     33 5   .868
#8 West Virginia 13 5   .722     26 9   .743
#7 Oklahoma 12 6   .667     29 8   .784
Texas 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
#21 Baylor 10 8   .556     22 12   .647
#22 Iowa State 10 8   .556     23 12   .657
Texas Tech 9 9   .500     19 13   .594
Kansas State 5 13   .278     17 16   .515
Oklahoma State 3 15   .167     12 20   .375
TCU 2 16   .111     12 21   .364
2016 Big 12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

SeedsEdit

All 10 conference teams participated in the tournament. The top six teams earned a first round bye.

Teams were seeded by record within the conference, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records.

Seed School Conf Tiebreaker
1 Kansas 15–3
2 West Virginia 13–5
3 Oklahoma 12–6
4 Texas 11–7
5 Baylor 10–8 2–0 vs. Iowa State
6 Iowa State 10–8 0–2 vs. Baylor
7 Texas Tech 9–9
8 Kansas State 5–13
9 Oklahoma State 3–15
10 TCU 2–16

ScheduleEdit

Game Time* Matchup# Final score Television Attendance
First round – Wednesday, March 9
1 6:00 pm #8 Kansas State vs #9 Oklahoma State 75–71 ESPNU 18,972
2 8:00 pm #7 Texas Tech vs #10 TCU 67–62
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 10
3 11:30 am #4 Texas vs #5 Baylor 61–75 ESPN2 18,972
4 1:30 pm #1 Kansas vs #8 Kansas State 85–63
5 6:00 pm #2 West Virginia vs #10 TCU 86–66 ESPNU 18,972
6 8:00 pm #3 Oklahoma vs #6 Iowa State 79–76
Semifinals – Friday, March 11
7 6:00 pm #1 Kansas vs #5 Baylor 70–66 ESPN2 18,972
8 8:00 pm #2 West Virginia vs #3 Oklahoma 69–67
Championship – Saturday, March 12
9 5:00 pm #1 Kansas vs #2 West Virginia 81–71 ESPN 19,046
*Game times in CST. #-Rankings denote tournament seed

BracketEdit

  First round
Wednesday, March 9
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 10
Semifinals
Friday, March 11
Championship
Saturday, March 12
                                     
       
  1 Kansas 85  
    8 Kansas State 63  
8 Kansas State 75
9 Oklahoma State 71  
  1 Kansas 70  
  5 Baylor 66  
       
       
  4 Texas 61
    5 Baylor 75  
     
       
  1 Kansas 81
  2 West Virginia 71
       
       
  2 West Virginia 86
    10 TCU 66  
7 Texas Tech 62
10 TCU 67  
  2 West Virginia 69
  3 Oklahoma 67  
       
       
  3 Oklahoma 79
    6 Iowa State 76  
     

Game summariesEdit

First roundEdit

March 9
6:00 PM
#8 Kansas State 75, #9 Oklahoma State 71
Scoring by half: 40–23, 35–48
Pts: Dean Wade 20
Rebs: Edwards 9
Asts: Iwundu, Edwards 4
Pts: Carroll, Burton 13
Rebs: Leyton Hammonds 7
Asts: Tyree Griffin 10
Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Attendance: 18,972
Referees: John Higgins, Don Daily, Keith Kimble
March 9
8:00 PM
#7 Texas Tech 62, #10 TCU 67
Scoring by half: 31–30, 31–37
Pts: Gray, Smith 13
Rebs: Zach Smith 15
Asts: Devaugntah Williams 5
Pts: Chauncey Collins 19
Rebs: Vladimir Brodziansky 10
Asts: Malique Trent 4
Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Attendance: 18,972
Referees: Mike Stuart, Gerry Pollard, Bert Smith

QuarterfinalsEdit

March 10
11:30 AM
#4 Texas 61, #5 Baylor 75
Scoring by half: 27–38, 34–37
Pts: Connor Lammert 15
Rebs: Kerwin Roach 5
Asts: Isaiah Taylor 9
Pts: Taurean Prince 24
Rebs: Taurean Prince 13
Asts: Taurean Prince 4
Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Attendance: 18,972
Referees: Kipp Kissinger, Joe DeRosa, Doug Sirmons
March 10
1:30 PM
#1 Kansas 85, #8 Kansas State 63
Scoring by half: 45–30, 40–33
Pts: Perry Ellis 21
Rebs: Perry Ellis 6
Asts: Devonte' Graham 8
Pts: Justin Edwards 23
Rebs: Justin Edwards 10
Asts: Wesley Iwundu 4
Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Attendance: 18,972
Referees: Mike Stuart, Gerry Pollard, Bert Smith
March 10
6:00 PM
#2 West Virginia 86, #10 TCU 66
Scoring by half: 47–36, 39–30
Pts: Devin Williams 18
Rebs: Devin Williams 13
Asts: Three tied 3
Pts: Chauncey Collins 18
Rebs: JD Miller 8
Asts: Malique Trent 4
Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Attendance: 18,972
Referees: Paul Janssen, Keith Kimble, Mark Whitehead
March 10
8:00 PM
#3 Oklahoma 79, #6 Iowa State 76
Scoring by half: 35–29, 44–47
Pts: Buddy Hield 39
Rebs: Ryan Spangler 12
Asts: Isaiah Cousins 5
Pts: Georges Niang 31
Rebs: McKay, Burton 9
Asts: Georges Niang 5
Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Attendance: 18,972
Referees: Tom Eades, John Higgens, Don Daily

SemifinalsEdit

March 11
6:00 PM
#1 Kansas 70, #5 Baylor 66
Scoring by half: 21–23, 49–43
Pts: Perry Ellis 20
Rebs: Lucas, Bragg Jr. 7
Asts: Devonte' Graham 8
Pts: Al Freeman 14
Rebs: Rico Gathers 9
Asts: Al Freeman 3
Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Attendance: 18,972
Referees: Kipp Kissinger, Keith Kimble, Mark Whitehead
March 11
8:00 PM
#2 West Virginia 69, #3 Oklahoma 67
Scoring by half: 30–29, 39–38
Pts: Jevon Carter 26
Rebs: Devin Williams 11
Asts: Holton, Miles Jr. 3
Pts: Isaiah Cousins 15
Rebs: Khadeem Lattin 8
Asts: Isaiah Cousins 4
Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Attendance: 18,972
Referees: John Higgins, Don Daily, Doug Sirmons

ChampionshipEdit

March 12
5:00 PM
#1 Kansas 81, #2 West Virginia 71
Scoring by half: 33–34, 48–37
Pts: Devonte' Graham 27
Rebs: Landen Lucas 7
Asts: Frank Mason III 7
Pts: Devin Williams 31
Rebs: Devin Williams 10
Asts: Jevon Carter 4
Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Attendance: 19,046
Referees: Tom Eades, Doug Sirmons, Mark Whitehead

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