OKLAHOMA CITY (KXAN) — Texas baseball can add another trophy to the cabinet this week at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball championship in Oklahoma City after winning the conference’s regular season championship on the final day of the season.
Over the weekend, a perfect sequence of events helped Texas grab a share of the Big 12 regular season title, splitting the trophy with TCU. Texas won the head-to-head matchup with the Horned Frogs, giving Texas the No. 1 seed for the tournament.
The Longhorns claimed their ninth Big 12 regular season title this season with intentions of winning a sixth Big 12 tournament. Texas last won the conference tournament in 2015.
The conference tournament is a double-elimination tournament, aside from the opening game between No. 8 West Virginia and No. 9 Kansas, running from Tuesday through Sunday at Oklahoma City’s Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
Texas will play West Virginia Wednesday at 4 p.m. on ESPN+.
The tournament is separated into two pods with the winner of each group playing for the championship Sunday in a winner-take-all game.
Division One: No. 2 TCU, No. 3 Texas Tech, No. 6 Baylor, No. 7 Kansas State
Division Two: No. 1 Texas, No. 4 Oklahoma State, No. 5 Oklahoma, No. 8 West Virginia
Big 12 baseball tournament schedule (from Big 12)
Tuesday, May 25
Game 1: No. 8 West Virginia wins 8-7 over No. 9 Kansas (Kansas eliminated)
Wednesday, May 26
Game 2: No. 3 Texas Tech wins 11-4 over No. 6 Baylor
Game 3: No. 2 TCU wins 7-6 over No. 7 Kansas State
Game 4: No. 8 West Virginia wins 5-1 over No. 1 Texas
Game 5: No. 4 Oklahoma State wins 9-5 over No. 5 Oklahoma
Thursday, May 27
Game 6: No. 7 Kansas State wins 9-4 over No. 6 Baylor (Baylor eliminated)
Game 7: No. 1 Texas wins 4-1 over No. 5 Oklahoma (Oklahoma eliminated)
Friday, May 28
Session Five (Schedule change due to Thursday’s inclement weather)
Game 8: No. 2 TCU wins 7-2 over No. 3 Texas Tech
Game 10: No. 7 Kansas State wins 7-2 over No. 3 Texas Tech (Texas Tech eliminated)
Game 9: No. 4 Oklahoma State wins 12-2 over No. 8 West Virginia
Game 11: No. 1 Texas wins 3-2 over No. 8 West Virginia (West Virginia eliminated)
Saturday, May 29
Game 12: No. 7 Kansas State wins 5-2 over No. 2 TCU
Game 13: No. 4 Oklahoma State wins 5-4 over No. 1 Texas (Texas eliminated)
*Game 14: No. 2 TCU wins 17-7 over No. 7 Kansas State (Kansas State eliminated)
Sunday, May 30
Championship game: No. 4 Oklahoma State vs. No. 2 TCU – 5 p.m. [ESPN2]
*Game 14 will be necessary if the winner of Game 10 also wins Game 12.