Big 12 Basketball Tournament Bracket Update, Schedule For Thursday's Quarterfinals

After a day of several exciting, close basketball games, the 2011 Big 12 Tournament breaks out the big guns on Thursday in the quarterfinal portion of the bracket. Kansas, which seems to have a lock on a one-seed in the NCAA Tournament, and Texas, which is fighting for a potential one-seed, are both in action Thursday.

KU will start the day off, taking on Oklahoma State at 12:30 ET on ESPN2. Kansas State vs. Oklahoma is the second matinee contest as K-State looks to improve its March Madness seeding. The night session kicks off with Texas going up against Oklahoma. The Sooners are coming off a dominating win over Baylor, which was without star Perry Jones III. For the Longhorns, they still have an outside shot at a one-seed in the NCAA Tournament if they can win the Big 12 Tournament. The quarterfinal round finishes up with Texas A&M vs. Missouri.

Here is the full Big 12 Basketball Tournament bracket update, schedule and TV information:

Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 10

No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks vs. OSU, 12:30, ESPN2

No. 4 Kansas St. Wildcats vs. Colorado, 3, ESPN3

No. 2 Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma, 7, ESPN3

No. 3 Texas A&M Aggies vs. Mizzou, 9:30, ESPN2

Semifinals: Friday, March 11

Thursday afternoon winners, 7, ESPN3

Thursday evening winners, 9:30, ESPN3

Championship game: Saturday, March 12

Semifinals winners, 6, ESPN

For more on the 2011 Big East tournament, stay tuned to this StoryStream and join Big 12 Hoops and SB Nation Kansas CityBrowse our 298 team blogs for a community devoted to your school, and visit our NCAA basketball hub for more on other conference tournaments.

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