The use of efficiency ratings and other statistical measures show contrasts in team's style of play.
The No. 3-seed Tigers and the No. 14-seed Big Red got familiar with Taco Bell Arena in their last practices before they play at 2 p.m. Friday.
The sixth-seeded Golden Eagles blew a 14-point lead and had to rally from six points down to advance to face the winner of the Missouri-Cornell game.
About 150 people turned out Wednesday morning as the No. 9 Tigers departed for their first round game in the NCAA tournament.
The Big Red are Ivy League champions, but recently the conference has struggled in the NCAA Tournament. Since the field was expanded to 64 teams in 1985, the Ivy League is 3-24 in tournament play and no team has made it past the first round.
Some Big 12 Conference men's basketball coaches say the conference doesn't receive the respect it deserves on a national level, especially compared to the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big East.
The Missouri men's basketball team earned a No. 3 seed in the West region and is set to play No. 14 seed Cornell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho.
Missouri senior DeMarre Carroll was named the most outstanding player of the Big 12 Conference men's basketball tournament.
The Missouri men's basketball team cut down the net in Oklahoma City after winning the Big 12 tournament.
The Missouri Tigers bring home their first Big 12 Tournament Championship.
Zaire Taylor helped the Tigers advance to the Big 12 tournament finals by continuing his trend of making big shots this season.
Adjustments at halftime helped up the defensive pressure and started to reverse a trend of not being able to overcome deficits.
Leo Lyons, DeMarre Carroll and Matt Lawrence led the Tigers to an easy 81-60 win over Texas Tech in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Conference tournament.
The Tigers overcame a two point halftime deficit to defeat the Cowboys.
Top-seeded Kansas, No. 2-seed Oklahoma and No. 4-seed Kansas State all fell victim to upsets Thursday. Only the Tigers, the tournament's No. 3-seed, were able to win after not playing Wednesday.
Images from Missouri's 81-60 victory over Texas Tech.
The Missouri women's basketball team held a seven-point lead over No. 23 Texas in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament. But Texas scored seven points in a three-second span and ended the Tigers' season in shocking fashion.
Justin Safford scored a career-high 16 points against Texas A&M last Saturday, and coach Mike Anderson expects the sophomore forward to get more playing time in the postseason.
The Sooners have the top seed in the Big 12 women's tournament, which starts Thursday. The conference features six Top 25-ranked teams.