One of the things I miss most about not working in an office anymore are the pools -- weekly NFL pools, Big 12 tournament pool and of course NCAA tournament pools. Now that I'm working at home blogging all day there's no one around with whom I can gamble.
So while you fill out your bracket, here are a few things to keep in mind regarding possible matchups:
-The tournament is at Kansas City's Sprint Center meaning we'll see more Kansas, Kansas State and Mizzou fans at the games. For teams that are better at home than the road (lookin' at you, Mizzou) that's an important factor.
-Colorado has beaten Kansas State twice this year -- on the road and at home. If the Buffs win, they'll play the Wildcats in the quarterfinals.
-Missouri lost to Texas A&M by two points in OT earlier this year and could meet them again in the quarterfinals but with more of a Mizzou crowd.
-Most people will probably pick the matchups they want to see the most like Kansas-Kansas State or Kansas-Texas. You could go for the upset and pick something other than that.
Click on this image and it will take you to a separate page where you can print the bracket easily. Or, you can google printable bracket and find it in just about any other layout you want (like this one, which comes from CBS Sports):