The Missouri Tigers escaped Texas Tech in the first round of the 2011 Big 12 tournament setting themselves up with a matchup against Texas A&M. The Tigers are the sixth seed in the tournament while the Aggies finished as the third seed. Here's the full Big 12 tournament bracket.
The game will take place in Kansas City at the Sprint Center so we can expect a good sized contingent of Mizzou fans. Those Mizzou fans may be important because you should remember that the Tigers have a lot of trouble winning away from home.
This should be one of the day's best games because these teams are evenly matched. Mizzou lost to Texas A&M earlier in the season but it was by two points in overtime and on the road.
The Tigers had a big game from Marcus Denmon in round one and they'll need that again in round two as they hope to slow down the Aggies.
This is a winnable for Mizzou though the same can be said for Texas A&M. I'm picking the Tigers and I think they get a boost from the "home" crowd at the Sprint Center.
The winner of this game will face the winner of the Oklahoma-Texas game.