Favorites to Win the 2022 Big 12 Tournament
The Baylor Bears are the favorites to win the Big 12 Tournament with +220 odds. They have a 14-4 record and won a share of the Big 12 regular-season title along with Kansas.
They are the top-ranked team in America and were ranked 3rd in the nation.
It is very impressive this Baylor squad had 26 regular-season wins because they do not have any stars. The Bears do have four players, James Akinjo (Adam Flagler), LJ Cryer and Kendall Brown, who score ten points or more per game.
James Akinjo is the most prolific of all four. He scores 13.3 points per game, but his passing makes him stand out; Akinjo’s 5.8 assists per game lead the Big 12.
Their defense is just as good as their offense. Their defense is fourth in conference, allowing 63.4 goals per game. Baylor will be facing the best in the best teams in the Big 12 in this tournament and some of the best teams in the nation in March Madness, so they need to continue playing tough defense.
The Kansas Jayhawks don’t have an elite roster, but have assembled one of the best teams over the past couple years. They won a share of the Big 12 regular-season title and went 25-6 this season. They are ranked sixth and have +260 odds to win the Big 12 Tournament.
Kansas basketball is incomplete without Ochai Agbaji. Agbaji is a Wooden Award Finalist and leads the Big 12 in scoring at 19.8 points per game. Senior guard has been a huge part of one the most successful teams in America and it is partly responsible for the team’s success.
Ochai AGbaji is an excellent team, but Christian Braun deserves to be mentioned. Braun, a junior guard at 6’6″, is an excellent rebounder. Braun’s 6.2 rebounds per match is the third best on this Jayhawks team. Braun is versatile and can complement Agbaji on the court. Both Braun and Agbaji are expected to be selected to the NBA in this year’s draft.
The Jayhawks are the most well-rounded team in the Big 12 and always have big home crowds when they play at the nearby T-Mobile Center, so I expect them to win this tournament.
Texas Tech The Texas Tech Red Raiders enjoyed a fantastic season. They finished the regular season with a 12-6 conference record and ranked 12th. They have +390 odds to win the Big 12 Tournament. Bryson Williams, forward at
Texas Tech is a shining star. Williams leads the team in scoring with 14 points per game. There are better scorers in the Big 12, but not necessarily better shooters; Williams hits 54.4% of his field-goal attempts and 42.7% of his three-point attempts. For the remainder of the season, he will be required to lead this Red Raider team.
Texas Tech is renowned for their defensive strength. They have the second-best defense in the Big 12 and only allow 60.7 points per game. Their defense is the most important aspect of Texas Tech’s future. They don’t have an extremely high scoring offense. If they want to defeat the top teams in the country, they must play solid defense.
Texas Tech faces some strong opponents in the final rounds. They will not be able to overcome these opponents, but they can still reach March Madness with a low seed.
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Big 12 Tournament FAQ
When Is the 2022 Big 12 Conference Tournament?
The 2022 Big 12 Tournament is scheduled to begin on March 9th, 2022, and run through March 12th, 2022.
Where Is the 2022 Big 12 Tournament Being Held?
The 2022 Big 12 Tournament is being held in Kansas City, Missouri, at the T-Mobile Center. T-Mobile Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena that can accommodate up to 2,000 people. The NBA and NHL are in discussions about possible expansions or relocations.
The arena can fit almost 20,000 people and has hosted events from hockey to basketball, to Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing. It was the home of the 2022 Big 12 Conference Tournament as well.
Where Can I Watch/Stream the 2022 Big 12 Tournament? The Big 12 Tournament is expected to be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU.
The First Round of the Tournament will air on ESPNU. While the Semifinals and Quarterfinals will air on ESPN2, ESPN2 and ESPNU.
The Championship match will be broadcast on ESPN.
Live streaming will be possible on ESPN App as long as there is a subscription to a streaming or cable service.