Big 12 Weekend Preview (May 1-3)

With only 3 weeks remaining until the Big 12 Conference Tournament in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, many teams are fighting for their seeds, rather than their chance to play. With 7 of 10 teams at or above .500 in conference play, the only battle for a spot is between 9-12 Texas Tech and 6-11 Oklahoma State. Oklahoma State, ranked 26th by the NCBWA, plays host to surprise-team Kansas State, while Texas Tech is idle while the school tends to final exams. The series of the weekend is the battle for I-35, with #10 Texas pitting themselves against #24 Baylor in Austin and Waco. Game 1, which will be in Austin, is scheduled to be on ESPNU Friday evening, with an 8:05 PM start time. Games 2 and 3 will be in Waco at the Baylor Ballpark. Kansas travels to Norman, Oklahoma to play the #11 Oklahoma Sooners while Missouri and Nebraska do battle in Lincoln, Nebraska. #17 Texas A&M will host in-state foe Dallas Baptist, while Texas Tech is off until May 6th.

#10 TEXAS LONGHORNS (30-11-1, 12-8-1) at #24 BAYLOR BEARS (26-17, 10-10)

Friday 8:05 PM (ESPNU, Austin): Chance Ruffin, So. (R) (6-2, 2.64) vs. Kendal Volz, Jr. (R) (3-4, 3.57)

Saturday 6:30 PM (Waco): Cole Green, So. (R) (3-1, 2.66) vs. Aaron Miller, Sr. (L) (3-2, 3.83)

Sunday 1:30 PM (Waco): TBA vs. TBA


#23 KANSAS STATE WILDCATS (33-11-1, 10-7-1) at #26 OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS (29-17, 6-11)

Friday 3:00 PM: A.J. Morris, Jr. (R) (10-0, 1.27) vs. Andrew Oliver, Jr. (L) (5-4, 4.96)

Friday 6:30 PM: Lance Hoge, Sr. (L) (4-2, 3.54) vs. Tyler Lyons, Hr. (L) (5-3, 3.67)

Saturday 2:00 PM: Todd Vogel, Sr (R) (3-0, 4.85) vs. Tyler Blandford, Jr. (R) (6-3, 4.97)


KANSAS JAYHAWKS (31-15, 10-8) at #11 OKLAHOMA SOONERS (33-12, 11-7)

Friday 6:30 PM: Shaeffer Hall, Jr. (L) (3-4, 3.82) vs. Andrew Doyle, Jr. (R) (6-3, 3.76)

Saturday 2:30 PM: T.J. Walz, So. (R) (5-1, 3.49) vs. Garrett Richards, Jr. (R) 6-1, 6.70)

Sunday 1:00 PM: Lee Ridenhour, Fr. (R) (4-2, 3.29) vs. TBA


MISSOURI TIGERS (25-21, 11-10) at NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS (21-23-1, 5-16)

Friday 6:00 PM: Kyle Gibson, Jr. (R) (7-3, 3.57) vs. Jordan Roulades, Jr. (L) (4-4, 6.84)

Saturday 2:00 PM: TBA vs. Mike Nesseth, So. (L) (3-3, 4.75)

Sunday 1:00 PM: Nick Tepesch, So. (R) (4-4, 6.41) vs. Sean Yost, Fr. (R) (1-4, 6.99)

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