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ESPN Bracketology: Oklahoma State Moves Up to No. 3 Seed

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State

The Big 12 Tournament is having an impact on Joe Lunardi’s latest ‘Bracketology’ with Oklahoma State moving to a No. 3 seed line, thanks to its win over West Virginia on Thursday.  

The Big 12 Tournament continues on Friday in Kansas City, with Baylor facing Oklahoma State and Kansas facing Texas in the semifinals.

Oklahoma State’s win over West Virginia flipped the pair in Lunardi’s projected field. The Cowboys are, at the moment, projected to be a No. 3 seed, while the Mountaineers, drop to a No. 4 seed. The Mountaineers have been hovering as a No. 2 or No. 3 seed for most of February and March.

If the NCAA Tournament started today, Oklahoma State would face No. 14 seed Grand Canyon in the first round in Region 1, while West Virginia would face No. 13 seed Liberty in the first round in Region 4.


The other five Big 12 teams in Lunardi’s bracket included:

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Baylor remained a No. 1 seed in Region 2, facing No. 16 seed Prairie View A&M in the first round.

Texas, which beat Texas Tech on Thursday evening, remained a No. 3 seed in Region 3, facing No. 13 seed Morehead State in the first round.

Kansas, which beat Oklahoma on Thursday, remained a No. 3 seed in Region 4, where the Jayhawks would be projected to face No. 14 seed Colgate in the first round.

Texas Tech, which lost to Texas on Thursday, remained a No. 5 seed in Region 3, where it would face No. 12 seed Wichita State in the first round.

Oklahoma, which lost to Kansas on Thursday, dropped to a No. 7 seed in Region 2, where the Sooners are projected to face No. 10 seed Georgia Tech in the first round.

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