Kansas & Baylor Share Big 12 Regular Season Title


Seeds Set for Men’s Basketball Championship

Courtesy of the Big 12 Conference

Kansas and Baylor will share the 2021-22 Big 12 men’s basketball regular season title after both completed the conference season with 14-4 records. KU claimed its 20th regular season championship and an NCAA record 63rd all-time while BU won its second consecutive Big 12 crown.

Seeds have been determined for the 2022 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship to be played March 9-12 in Kansas City’s T-Mobile Center. Kansas enters as the No. 1 seed after winning the tiebreaker against Baylor. While the two split their regular season series, the Jayhawks split with third-place Texas Tech, which swept the Bears.

Texas notched the No. 4 seed followed by No. 5 TCU, No. 6 Iowa State and No. 7 Oklahoma. The Cyclones hold the tiebreaker over the Sooners due to a split with No. 4 Texas. ISU and OU lost both of their games against the top three teams and OU lost both to UT. The top seven seeds earned a first-round bye and will begin play on Thursday. No. 8 K-State will face No. 9 West Virginia on Wednesday in a first-round matchup. Oklahoma State is not eligible for postseason competition this year.

Single-session tickets are available for the Championship online only at or Prices start at $30 per session.

The Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship will be televised nationally on ESPN channels and also available on the ESPN App. Follow and the Conference’s social media platforms for additional coverage.

T-Mobile Center – Kansas City

Wednesday, March 9
No. 8 K-State vs. No. 9 West Virginia (ESPNU) 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 10
No. 4 Texas vs. No. 5 TCU  (ESPN/2) 11:30 a.m.
No. 1 Kansas vs. Game 1 Winner (ESPN/2) 2:00 p.m.
No. 2 Baylor  vs. No. 7 Oklahoma (ESPN/2) 6:00 p.m.
No. 3 Texas Tech  vs. No. 6 Iowa State (ESPN/2) 8:30 p.m.
Friday, March 11
Game 2 Winner vs. Game 3 Winner (ESPN/2) 6:00 p.m.
Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner  (ESPN/2) 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 12
Game 6 Winner vs. Game 7 Winner (ESPN) 5:00 p.m.

Times / Networks subject to change.
All games are available via the ESPN App.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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