Baylor has the most to gain and the most to lose in the Big 12 Tournament.
The Bears need victories starting tonight (Thursday) against Oklahoma State. One so called expected said Baylor must play in the conference finals to grab an at-large NCAA tournament bid. That would require two victories.
No one really knows about the number of victories Baylor requires until Selection Sunday. But it’s safe to say that if the Bears lay an egg against the Cowboys, Baylor will end the NCAA conversation.
Which Baylor team will show up in this Big 12 Tournament? Will be the team that destroyed Kansas last week or will it be the team that suffered numerous close defeats during the season?
Baylor made the Elite Eight last season and if it falls to land even a NCAA bid this season, it will be a disappointment.
Baylor has the talent and the opportunity in the second season. It’s all up to the Bears.