The 2020 Big 12 Tournament will get underway on Wednesday. Renowned statistician/analyst Ken Pomeroy has released his predictions for the event.
Pomeroy’s specialty is numbers, and using his Log 5 method, he’s calculated each team’s probability of winning the Big 12 tourney. Not surprisingly, top-seeded Kansas has the best odds with a 55.5 percent chance.
Baylor, the No. 2 seed, has a 22.3 percent shot of cutting down the nets in Kansas City, per KenPom. You might not expect it, but the five-seed (Texas Tech) and six-seed (West Virginia) both have higher probabilities than third-seeded Oklahoma and fourth-seeded Texas.
As for Iowa State, the defending Big 12 Tournament champions, well it would be a miracle if they repeated. The Cyclones are in the middle of their worst season in years and are the No. 9 seed.
At 0.1 percent, Iowa State has the worst odds of winning the tourney.
— Ken Pomeroy (@kenpomeroy) March 8, 2020
The 2020 Big 12 Tournament kicks off at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday night from the Sprint Center in Kansas City.
The league championship game will take place at 5 p.m. ET Saturday on ESPN.