The Kansas Jayhawks and the Texas Longhorns, two of the top teams in the nation, will take the court against each other on Saturday night for the 2011 Big 12 Basketball Tournament Championship. In their only regular season game of 2011, the Longhorns defeated the Jayhawks, 74-63. Texas' J'Covan Brown scored 23 points coming off the bench, while the Jayhawks shot below 36 percent from the field.
The Jayhawks, at one point the No. 1 team in the country, defeated Oklahoma State and Colorado to advance to the championship round. Texas, as high as No. 2 in the country a couple of week ago, defeated Oklahoma and Texas A&M to face the Kansas in the final game of the tournament.
ESPN will air the game at 4:00 p.m. MT.
Here are the results to reach this point:
Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 10
No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks def. OSU
Colorado def. No. 4 Kansas St. Wildcat
No. 2 Texas Longhorns def. Oklahoma
No. 3 Texas A&M Aggies vs. Mizzou
Semifinals: Friday, March 11
Kansas def. Colorado
Texas def. Texas A&M
Championship game: Saturday, March 12
Kansas vs. Texas, 4:00 p.m. MT, ESPN