The Big 12 Conference holds an annual men’s basketball tournament with the winner getting an automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Most of the Big 12 members were either members of the Big Eight Conference or the Southwest Conference. Both conferences dissolved in 1996. The Big 12 was formed in 1997.
Read below for a list of past champions.
Texas won its first conference tournament title over Oklahoma State, 91-86. Matt Coleman was the most outstanding player.
2020: NO CHAMPION
The conference championship was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2019: IOWA STATE
Iowa State won its fourth title in six seasons in 2019. They defeated Kansas, 78-66. Marial Shayok was named MVP.
Kansas won the Big 12 again in 2018 as West Virginia lost out for the third straight season. The Jayhawks defeated the Mountaineers, 81-70. Malik Newman was named MVP.
2017: IOWA STATE
Iowa State defeated West Virginia, 80-74, in 2017. Monte Morris was named MVP.
Kansas reclaimed Big 12 glory in 2016. The Jayhawks defeated West Virginia, 81-71. Devonte Graham was named tournament MVP.
2015: IOWA STATE
In 2015, Iowa State knocked off Kansas 70-66. Cyclones’ Georges Niang was named MVP.
2014: IOWA STATE
Iowa State defeated Baylor, 74-65, in 2014. DeAndre Kane was named MVP of the tournament.
Kansas defeated Kansas State, 70-54, in 2013. Jayhawks star Jeff Withey was named MVP.
Missouri won its second Big 12 title in 2012. The Tigers defeated Baylor, 90-75. Kim English was named MVP.
Kansas defeated Texas, 85-73, in the title game. Marcus Morris was named MVP of the tournament.
In 2010, Kansas won the Big 12 title over Kansas State. Sherron Collins was named MVP.
Missouri won its first conference title in 2009. The Tigers defeated Baylor, 73-60. DeMarre Carroll was named MVP.
Kansas won its sixth Big 12 title in 2008. They knocked off Texas again, 84-74. Brandon Rush was named tournament MVP.
Kansas repeated as champions in 2007. The Jayhawks defeated Texas, 88-84. Kevin Durant, of Texas, was named tournament MVP.
Kansas was left holding the Big 12 title in 2006. They defeated Texas, 80-68. Mario Chalmers was named MVP.
2005: OKLAHOMA STATE
Oklahoma State won a second consecutive conference title in 2005. The Cowboys defeated Texas Tech, 72-68. Joey Graham was named tournament MVP.
2004: OKLAHOMA STATE
Oklahoma State won its first Big 12 title. The Cowboys defeated Texas, 65-49. Tony Allen was named MVP.
Oklahoma won a third straight title in 2003. They defeated Missouri, 49-47. Hollis Price won a second consecutive MVP award.
Oklahoma won back-to-back Big 12 titles in 2002. The Sooners defeated Kansas, 64-55. Hollis Price was named tournament MVP.
In 2001, Oklahoma won its first Big 12 title over Texas. Nolan Johnson was named tournament MVP.
2000: IOWA STATE
Iowa State ended Kansas’ run in the Big 12. The Cyclones won the game, 70-58, over Oklahoma. Marcus Fizer was named tournament MVP.
Kansas won a third straight title game in 1999. They defeated Oklahoma State, 53-37. Jeff Boschee was named MVP.
Kansas defeated Oklahoma in 1998, 72-58. Paul Pierce won a second tournament MVP award.
Kansas won the first-ever Big 12 Conference title in 1997. The Jayhawks defeated Missouri, 87-60. Paul Pierce was named tournament MVP.