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Horns head to Oklahoma City for Tournament

courtesy of texassports.com

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas Longhorns open the 2012 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City on Wednesday, May 23 with a 7:30 pm game against the Missouri Tigers.

The Longhorns will be the No. 3 seed. After playing No. 6-seed Missouri, the Longhorns will play either No. 2-seed Texas A&M or No. 7-seed Kansas on Thursday, May 26 in an elimination game at 12:30 pm or a winners’ bracket game at 7:30 pm.

The Championship will be played under a two-division, double-elimination format. The eight teams with the best league records (based on winning percentage) in regular season competition qualify for the event and are divided into two divisions with seeds 1, 4, 5 and 8 in division one and seeds 2, 3, 6 and 7 in division two. There will be no cross-divison play until two teams reach the Championship game.

The Longhorns will be looking for their fifth tournament title. Past postseason championship winners include Kansas (2006), Nebraska (1999-2001, '05), Oklahoma (1997), Oklahoma State (2004), Texas (2002, '03, '08-'09), Texas A&M (2007, '10-11) and Texas Tech (1998).

Live action from the event will be streamed on the Big 12 Digital Network and available on Big12Sports.com. Audio from the webcast will be broadcast on SiriusXM Radio, a Big 12 corporate partner. Sunday’s championship finale will be on FSN with a 1:06 p.m. first pitch.

Single-game tickets will be available on Monday, May 21. All-session tickets are available from $87 for terrace reserved to $117 for box seating to $202 for club-level seats. A limited number of weekend passes are also available starting at $67. All-session tickets include all games, including the if-necessary games, totaling 15 games. Single-session tickets will be available the week of the event.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Oklahoma City RedHawks Box Office at (405) 218-1000 or by visiting Big12Sports.com

The winner of the 2012 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship earns the league’s automatic bid into the 2012 Division I NCAA Baseball Championship. The Road to Omaha Selection Show will air on Monday, May 28 at 11 a.m. CT on ESPNU.

2012 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship Schedule
Wednesday, May 23
Game 1 No. 4 Oklahoma vs. No. 5 Oklahoma State 9:00 a.m.
Game 2 No. 1 Baylor vs. No. 8 Kansas State 12:30 p.m.
Game 3 No. 2 Texas A&M vs. No. 7 Kansas 4:00 p.m.
Game 4 No. 3 Texas vs. No. 6 Missouri 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 24
Game 5 Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser 9:00 a.m.
Game 6 Game 3 Loser vs. Game 4 Loser 12:30 p.m.
Game 7 Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner 4:00 p.m.
Game 8 Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner 7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 25
Game 9 Game 7 Loser vs. Game 5 Winner 3:15 p.m.
Game 10 Game 8 Loser vs. Game 6 Winner 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 26
Game 11 Game 7 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner 9:00 a.m.
Game 12 Game 8 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner 12:30 p.m.
Game 13* If necessary Game 7 Winner vs. Game 11 Winner 4:00 p.m.
Game 14** If necessary Game 8 Winner vs. Game 12 Winner 7:30 p.m.***

Sunday, May 27
Game 15 Championship Game [FSN] 1:00 p.m.

*Game 13 will be necessary if the winner of Game 9 also wins Game 11
**Game 14 will be necessary if the winner of Game 10 also wins Game 12
***If Game 13 is unnecessary, Game 14 will be played at 4 p.m. rather than at 7:30 p.m.

 

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