Chaos could be coming soon to the Big 12 men's basketball conference.
In a way, it's already here, since the 10-team field will hold a nine-team tournament next week due to Oklahoma State's ineligibility by way of its postseason ban. That might be a minor footnote by the tourney's end, though.
There are no easy outs in this field. West Virginia comes closest to wearing that label, but the Mountaineers: beat Iowa State, lost by a single point to Texas, lost both games to Baylor by single digits and came within seven points of knocking off Texas Tech.