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How Many Big 12 Teams in the 2023 NCAA Tournament


The March Madness bracket is available! Now, you can take a look at which college basketball teams have a shot at this year’s National Championship and start filling out that bracket. What about Big 12 squads? How many Big 12 teams are in the NCAA Tournament? Here’s what you need to know.

How Many Big 12 Teams in the 2023 March Madness Tournament

The Big 12 has seven teams that earned a bid to the big dance. Kansas is a number 1 seed and hopes to reach the championship game for the second year in a row. The Jayhawks won the national title over North Carolina last season during the 2022 NCAA Tournament. Here is a look at the teams from the Big 12 Conference who made the 2023 NCAA Tournament:

Kansas Jayhawks – 1 seed

Texas Longhorns – 2 seed

Kansas State Wildcats – 3 seed

Baylor Bears – 3 seed

TCU Horned Frogs – 6 seed

Iowa State Cyclones – 6 seed

West Virginia Mountaineers – 9 seed

Kansas was able to win the regular season Big 12 basketball title. In the conference tournament, Texas blew out the Jayhawks to win the Big 12 Championship. The Longhorns now find themselves as a number 2 seed in the NCAA Division I Tournament. Texas was able to win 76-56 in the Big 12 Basketball Tournament Championship Game.

Projections had around five teams from the conference making the tournament. Some even had it as low as four teams. The players and coaches in the conference were happy to see seven Big 12 teams revealed in the NCAA Tournament this year on Selection Sunday.

Big 12 Matchups for the 2023 NCAA Basketball Tournament

You know how many Big 12 teams made the tourney, but who will they be playing? Here are the matchups for every Big 12 team in the tournament in the First Round:

1) Kansas vs 16) Howard

2) Texas vs 15) Colgate

3) Kansas State vs 14) Montana State

3) Baylor vs 14) UCSB

6) TCU vs 11) Arizona State / Nevada (winner of First Four Game)

6) Iowa State vs 11) Mississippi State / Pitt (winner of First Four Game)

9) West Virginia vs 8) Maryland

After a quick look, an intriguing matchup is West Virginia vs Maryland from the Big Ten. Also, notice that two of the Big 12 teams will be waiting for the First Four teams in play-in games to win. Kansas State takes on number 14 seed Montana State. The Bobcats had a strong season at 25-9.

Big 12 Teams Not in the NCAA Tournament

A few teams were not so lucky to make the big dance from the Big 12. Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, and Texas Tech missed the 2023 tournament. They will have to watch as seven members from their conference compete to prove they are the best team in the country.

How Many Big 12 Teams in the 2023 NCAA Tournament FAQs

How many Big 12 teams made the Men’s Basketball Tournament?

Seven Big 12 teams made the 2023 Men’s Basketball Championship. They were chosen by the selection committee on Sunday, March 12.

Were any Big 12 teams selected as a number one seed?

The Kansas Jayhawks earned a number one seed. they won the Big 12 regular season title but lost in the Big 12 Tournament championship game to Texas.

Author: Sam Russell

Sam hails from Grandville, Michigan. He has a rich sports background, including playing baseball at Central Michigan before covering high school sports and working with the Orlando Magic. He earned his degree from Central Michigan University and was a member of the 2010 MAC Championship baseball team. Sam grew his knowledge of sports betting while working with Betsperts in various areas such as writing, social media, betting research, and business development. He's a big fan of the NBA, NFL, and MLB, highly interested in data and statistics.