Big 12 Tournament: Men’s game to watch

Jake Lovett

It would have two teams that match up well, two teams with something to play for, the Big 12’s all-time leading scorer and the Big 12’s freshman of the year. And it would only be the second round.

Baylor and Texas have met twice this season already [two Texas wins by a combined 15 points], and could do so again in the Big 12 tournament’s second round if the Bears knock off Oklahoma.

With a loss, Baylor would likely be on the outside of the 68-team tournament field, but Big 12 all-time leading scorer LaceDarius Dunn has averaged 19.1 points in his seven career tournament games and will be playing for his first trip to the NCAA tournament.

Baylor last played for a conference championship in 200

However, a loss for Texas would leave the Longhorns without a Big 12 Tournament title again, something that has been so close for the five-time tournament runners up.

Big 12 Freshman of the Year Tristan Thompson has averaged 18 points and 13 rebounds in Texas’ two matchups against Baylor this season.