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Big 12 has message for committee

Teams don't want to be shortchanged at tournament because they beat each other up

Updated: April 8, 2010, 1:40 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

Heading into the final five games of the regular season, the Big 12 is poised to put seven teams in the discussion for an NCAA tournament bid. A hot streak by Texas Tech or Oklahoma could expand it to eight or nine.

When's the last time more than six Big 12 teams got in?

Never.

The Big 12 can claim the country's No. 1 RPI, the best head-to-head record against the other power conferences (28-12; the ACC is second at 24-21), the nation's No. 1 team (Kansas) and a former No. 1 (Texas), ...

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