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2012 Big 12 Tournament: Bracket, Schedule And More

The first day of the Big 12 tournament is in the books and the quarterfinal matchups are all set. Wednesday's opening round games saw Texas A&M defeat the Oklahoma Sooners 62-53, and now they get the privilege to take on No. 1 seed Kansas.

In the night cap of the opening round it was Oklahoma State who had a big second half to defeat Texas Tech 76-60, and they will be playing No. 2 seed Missouri.

Baylor is safe in the tournament as they are ranked in the top 15 in both of the polls, and so they are playing for seeding when they take on Kansas State. Baylor and Kansas State have split their two meetings, and both of those games have been close so there is no indication that the third game should be any different.

As for Texas, they are squarely on the bubble and need to at get past Iowa State to keep their NCAA tournament hopes alive, and a win over iowa State could be enough to get them in the tournament.

Here is the schedule for Thursday's games:

No. 4 Baylor Bears vs. No. 5 Kansas St. Wildcats 12:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks vs. No. 9 Texas A&M Aggies 2 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

No. 2 Missouri Tigers vs. No 7 Oklahoma St. Cowboys 6 p.m. ET (Big 12 Network)

No. 3 Iowa St. Cyclones vs. No. 6 Texas Longhorns 8:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2)

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