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2011 Big 12 Tournament: Colorado Buffaloes Enter As No. 5 Seed

The Big 12 Tournament schedule gets underway on Wednesday, March 9, with a game between eight-seed Nebraska and ninth-seed Oklahoma St. at 10:30 a.m. MT. This will be the last Big 12 Tournament with the Colorado Buffaloes and the Nebraska Cornhuskers as members. The Buffs head to the Pac-12 and the 'Huskers move to the Big 10 in the fall.

The top four seeds (Kansas, Texas, Texas A&M and Kansas State) all received byes to the second round and play on Thursday.

For the Buffaloes an early exit would doom their chances of making the NCAA Tournament. They lost to their opponent, the Iowa St. Cyclones, last Wednesday, 95-90. In their first game, however, the Buffs blew out the Cyclones, 95-69. With All-Big 12 first team forward Alec Burks and Sixth Man of the Year Levi Knutson playing for the Buffaloes, a deep run in the tournament could be possible.

Here is the complete schedule:

Wednesday, March 9    TV  Time (MT)
No. 8 Nebraska vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State           Big 12 Network 10:30 a.m.
No. 5 Colorado vs. No. 12 Iowa State Big 12 Network 1:00 p.m.
No. 7 Baylor vs. No. 10 Oklahoma Big 12 Network 5:00 p.m.
No. 6 Missouri vs. No. 11 Texas Tech Big 12 Network 7:30 p.m.
     
Thursday, March 10    
No. 1 Kansas vs. NU/OSU winner  ESPN2 10:30 a.m.
No. 4 Kansas State vs. CU/ISU winner Big 12 Network 1:00 p.m.
No. 2 Texas vs. BU/OU winner Big 12 Network 5:00 p.m.
No. 3 Texas A&M vs.  MU/TTU winner ESPN2 7:30 p.m.
     
Friday, March 11    
Semi-final #1
Big 12 Network          5:00 p.m.
Semi-final #2
Big 12 Network 7:30 p.m.           
     
Saturday, March 12    
Championship Game
ESPN 4:00 p.m.