The Oklahoma State basketball team finally got their seeding for the NCAA Tournament today on Selection Sunday. OK State did not get the finish to the regular season and the Big 12 Tournament that they hoped for.
OK State received the 10 seed in the Midwest Region, facing the seven seed and Big 10 Tournament Champion Michigan Wolverines in the Round of 64 on Friday in Indianapolis, IN.
The Baylor Bears were the first team from the Big 12 announced on the NCAA Tournament Selection Show as a three seed in the East Region. The no. 1 ranked Kansas Jayhawks received a one seed as well in the Midwest Region along with the Iowa State Cyclones, who received the five seed in the Midwest Region.
If the Cowboys come up victorious against UM then they likely face the Louisville Cardinals as the two seed in the Round of 32. Other notable teams in the Midwest Region include the Oregon Ducks as the three seed, Purdue Boilermakers as the four seed, and the Michigan State Spartans as the nine seed.
Three total Big 12 teams rounded out the Midwest Region in the NCAA Tournament bracket including the Pokes, Clones, and Jayhawks.
Somewhat as expected, the Big 12 sent six teams to the NCAA Tournament. The West Virginia Mountaineers, Kansas State Wildcats, KU, BU, OK State, and ISU, are the six teams representing the Big 12 in the NCAA Tournament this season.
Considering the Wolverines just upset the no. 24 ranked Wisconsin Badgers to win the Big 10 Tournament, they have a large amount of momentum getting carries into this matchup. They have a plethora of three-point shooters and young talent. It’s no easy first matchup for the Pokes this time around.
Yet, hopefully head coach Brad Underwood taps into some of the magic he used at Stephen F. Austin to get the Cowboys the upset. He gathered two upset wins during his tenure with the Lumberjacks.
OK State has not claimed an NCAA Tournament victory since 2009, as they ride a four-game Tournament losing streak into this year’s Big Dance.
Once again, you can catch the Pokes on Friday in the Midwest Region in Indianapolis, against the Big 10 Tournament Champion Michigan Wolverines in the Round of 64 in the NCAA Tournament.