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Jayhawks have No. 1 seed for Big 12 tournament; date with Oklahoma State could be their reward

Texas' Isaiah Taylor shoots over Texas Tech's Robert Turner during their NCAA college basketball game in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, Mar, 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Zach Long) ALL LOCAL TV OUT

Texas' Isaiah Taylor shoots over Texas Tech's Robert Turner during their NCAA college basketball game in Lubbock, Texas, Saturday, Mar, 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Zach Long) ALL LOCAL TV OUT  (The Associated Press)

Big 12 coaches are having a hard time choosing a favorite to win the league tournament, which begins Wednesday night at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

That's because just about everyone has a chance.

One of the toughest conferences in the country has produced a postseason tournament packed with intrigue. Top-seeded Kansas has been rewarded with a first-round bye, but could face eighth-seeded Oklahoma State in the Thursday's quarterfinals. Baylor and West Virginia are two teams that know a win or two could be crucial to their NCAA tournament hopes.

It all begins Wednesday night, when the Cowboys play No. 9 seed Texas Tech. Seventh-seeded Baylor plays No. 10 seed TCU in the nightcap.

Iowa State-Kansas State and Texas-West Virginia are already set for Thursday.