Baylor, Iowa State and Texas represent the Big 12 on the No. 2 seed line in the latest NCAA Tournament Women’s Bracketology at ESPN, released on Friday.
The latest projected 68-team field included six Big 12 teams.
But the fact that the Bears, the Cyclones and the Longhorns are all on the No. 2 seed line is notable this late in the season. It’s also notable that, while Texas has wrapped up its season series with both Baylor and Iowa State, the Bears and Cyclones play each other on Monday in what could be a Big 12 Championship game.
Baylor and Iowa State were No. 2 seeds in Tuesday’s release of the projected 68-team field. Texas, which has won five straight games, moved up to the No. 2 seed line after its win over Kansas State on Wednesday.
The Big 12 still has six teams solidly in the field, with Kansas moving up a seed line to No. 8, despite losing to Iowa State. There are no Big 12 teams on the outside looking in.
Selection Sunday is March 13.
How the bracket looks for the Big 12 as of Feb. 25:
No. 3 Oklahoma vs. No. 14 Southern Illinois
No. 2 Iowa State vs. No. 15 Mercer
No. 2 Baylor vs. No. 15 Idaho State
No. 8 Kansas State vs. No. 9 South Florida
No. 2 Texas vs. No. 15 Jackson State
No. 8 Kansas vs. No. 9 South Dakota
Future Big 12 members
No. 7 UCF vs. No. 10 Arkansas
No. 5 BYU vs. No. 12 Kentucky
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