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Can the Longhorns make a run to the Big 12 Championship?

(NEXSTAR) — For the first time since 2004, there is a new regular season champion in the Big 12 Conference. 

Kansas' 14-year reign ended this year, with Texas Tech and Kansas State sharing the regular season crown with a conference record of 14-4. 

Now the teams head to Kansas City Wednesday through Saturday for the Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament. 

Nexstar affiliates from across Big 12 country have you covered with team-by-team previews for those looking to lock up an automatic bid to March Madness. 

Teams listed in order of regular season Big 12 finish (overall record, conference record)

Texas Tech (26-5, 14-4)

KAMC's David Collier has more on the Red Raiders, who backed up an Elite Eight appearance last year with a share of the Big 12 Conference regular season title this year.

Kansas State (24-7, 14-4)

KSN's Chris Arnold previews the Big 12 Conference regular season co-champs Kansas State, who are an experienced group of Wildcats.

Kansas (23-8, 12-6)

KSNT's Pete Francis takes a look at the Jayhawks, whose 14-year regular season conference title streak has ended.

Iowa State (20-11, 9-9)

Local 5's Jon Schaeffer talks the ups and downs of the Iowa State Cyclones, whose top-tier talent hasn't translated to consistent quality wins.

Texas (16-15, 8-10)

KXAN's Roger Wallace and Chris Tavarez preview the super streaky Texas Longhorns who boasted a strong start to the season before slumping in conference play.

Oklahoma (19-12, 7-11)

KAMC's Ryan King breaks down the Oklahoma Sooners, who are entering Kansas City playing some of their best basketball of the season.

TCU (19-12, 7-11)

KXAN's Roger Wallace and Chris Tavarez preview the TCU Horned Frogs, who lost their floor general in Jaylen Fisher following a season-ending injury.

Oklahoma State (12-19, 5-13)

WV Illustrated's Nick Farrell talks about the Cowboys, who didn't have a lot of bright spots this year, but did shoot a good clip from beyond-the-arc.

West Virginia (12-19, 4-14)

WV Illustrated's Nick Farrell recaps a tumultuous regular season for the Mountaineers that included two player dismissals and a last-place finish in the Big 12 Conference.

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