Blair Kerkhoff

March 13, 2014 9:38 PM

Big 12 quarterfinal losers know they can play with the country’s best

The NCAA Tournament-bound teams started falling on Thursday. Kansas State first, then Oklahoma State and, finally, Oklahoma. But as they returned home for additional days of rest before Selection Sunday, they did so with disappointment. But they’re also buoyed by the knowledge that it’s unlikely any team they draw next had to march through anything like the Big 12 season.

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