Big 12 Tournament 2011 Bracket Update: Colorado Pulls Off Late Win Over Iowa State

New Big 12 rule: you decide to leave the conference for another, you aren't getting past the first round of the conference basketball tournament. Colorado does not play by this rule, topping Iowa State 77-75 hours after Oklahoma State sent Nebraska packing. How do you enforce a rule against a team that's leaving anyway. All the tourney's remaining teams will be back next year, Lord willin'.

For their troubles, the Buffaloes get the conference's No. 4 seed, Kansas State, a team they swept in the regular season. It's not easy to beat a team three times in a season, but Colorado's not interested in following your rules anyway.

Down by two with 35 seconds left, Iowa State broke out a very strange assortment of offense. A deep three with tons of time on the clock? Colorado ended the game with a 13-5 run, coming back from what appeared to be a solid deficit.

For more on this game, Iowa State fans should visit Clone Chronicles, and Buffaloes fans should visit Ralphie Report and SB Nation Denver.

Updated 2011 Big 12 Tournament bracket (all times EST):

First round: Wednesday, March 9

No. 8 Nebraska Cornhuskers def. No. 9 Oklahoma St. Cowboys, 53-52

No. 5 Colorado Buffaloes def. No. 12 Iowa St. Cowboys, 77-75

No. 7 Baylor Bears vs. No. 10 Oklahoma Sooners, 7, ESPN3

No. 6 Missouri Tigers vs. No. 11 Texas Tech Red Raiders, 9:30, ESPN3

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. Baylor/Oklahoma, 7, ESPN3

No. 3 Texas A&M Aggies vs. Mizzou/Texas Tech, 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 295 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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