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Big 12 Tournament Bracket Day One: Nebraska Slightly Favored Over Oklahoma State

The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Oklahoma State Cowboys are the first game on the Big 12 tournament bracket which means they're actually playing in the morning at 11:30 a.m. Nebraska is the eight seed while Oklahoma State is the nine seed.

Nebraska comes into the game at 19-11 on the season and 7-9 in the Big 12 with a couple of big time wins including one over Texas a few weeks ago. They play very well at home so they could use a pro-Husker crowd at Sprint Center on Wednesday.

Oklahoma State meanwhile comes in at 18-12 on the season and just 6-10 in the Big 12. They're on a skid losing five of their last seven. In the middle of that is a four-game losing streak which was started by their loss to Nebraska. Granted, though, that losing streak includes games against Texas, Texas A&M and Kansas -- all ranked opponents.

According to Vegas odds, the Huskers are slightly favored -- 1.5 to 2.5 points depending on where you look.

Nebraska beat Oklahoma State earlier this year for the first time in their last six attempts so the Cowboys have a recent history of winning. In 2011, though, the advantage goes to the Huskers. Nebraska's win over Oklahoma State then kicked off a three-game winning streak, and then a two-game losing streak which included a four-point loss to Kansas State and an OT loss to Iowa State.

So basically they can beat one of the best teams in the league in someone like Texas but lose to one of the worst in someone like Iowa State. That's the best way to describe Nebraska.

Lance Jeter leads Nebraska individually averaging over 11 points per game and they'll need a decent performance from him -- like the 16 points he scored the last time these two teams met -- in order for Nebraska to win.

For more on Nebraska and Oklahoma State, check out Corn Nation and Cowboys Ride For Free.