I will admit, I didn't really feel all that motivated to put this together, given that the whole thing loses some of its luster when the Cats are out, but just like I kept going to the games in person last year to the bitter end (yes, I actually sat through that entire Rock Chalk fest), I persevered for you, the loyal blog reader.
No computer ranking chart today, though. Really, what's the fraking point? OSU's in, A&M's probably in and the Cats are going to the NIT. Not really anything else to add, you know?
- No. 5 Texas 72, No. 9 Baylor 69 (6 p.m.)
- No. 3 Missouri 75, No. 7 Oklahoma State 72 (8:20 p.m.)
- No. 9 Baylor 71, No. 1 Kansas 64
- No. 5 Texas 61, No. 4 Kansas State 58
- No. 7 Oklahoma State 71, No. 2 Oklahoma 70
- No. 3 Missouri 81, No. 11 Texas Tech 60
Apparently the correct answer to the poll question was actually "E: Damn near all of the above." Missouri actually was the lowest vote-getter, however, so good call on that.
I was 2 of 4 on picks, but who really cares? The fact that Sagarin sucks at predicting these outcomes is precisely why tournaments are so much damn fun.
P.S. The weird pattern continued. Even-numbered seeds were winless in the tournament this year. Strange.
Who will play for the Big 12 Championship?
Baylor vs. Missouri (10 votes)
Baylor vs. Oklahoma State (1 vote)
Missouri vs. Texas (19 votes)
Oklahoma State vs. Texas (5 votes)
35 total votes