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The Best Big 12 Basketball Teams

Updated July 26, 2019 589 votes 93 voters 1.9k views10 items

List RulesVote up the Big 12 schools with the historically best basketball team.

The best Big 12 basketball teams provide enough fire power to make the conference among the best in the NCAA landscape. Top college basketball programs like the Kansas Jayhawks, Texas Longhorns, Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys have showcased future NBA superstars at their early stages. Some of the best NBA players of all time like Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West and Paul Pierce started their maturation on the basketball court for Big 12 teams. 

The list of Big 12 schools has also given us top current NBA stars Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid and LaMarcus Aldridge.

Apart from the TCU Horned Frogs, all the Big 12 conference programs have made a run to the Final Four, while Kansas and Oklahoma State both have multiple NCAA titles.

So who deserves the title of best Big 12 basketball team? You be the judge.

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    All-time record: 2274-859
    Conferences titles: 61
    National championships: 3
    Final Four appearances: 15

    Notable players: Wilt Chamberlain, Joel Embiid, Paul Pierce, Andrew Wiggins, Kirk Hinrich

    • Location: Lawrence, Kansas
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  • Photo: Texas

    All-time record: 1788-1086
    Conferences titles: 25
    National championships: 0
    Final Four appearances: 3

    Notable players: Kevin Durant, LaMarcus Aldridge, Myles Turner, T.J. Ford

    • Location: Austin, Texas
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    All-time record: 1685-1083
    Conferences titles: 14
    National championships: 0
    Final Four appearances: 5

    Notable players: Blake Griffin, Trae Young, Buddy Hield

    • Location: Norman, Oklahoma
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  • Photo: Oklahoma State

    Oklahoma State Cowboys

    All-time record: 1660-1177
    Conferences titles: 19
    National championships: 2
    Final Four appearances: 6

    Notable players: John Starks, Tony Allen, Bryant Reeves

    • Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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