March 7, 2012

Big 12 title could earn Tigers top seed

The Missouri Tigers they're in the field of 68 come Selection Sunday. Headed into this week's Big 12 Tournament, the biggest question surrounding Mizzou is whether there will be a number one next to its name in the bracket.

"Take one game at a time," Michael Dixon Jr. said. "If we take one game at a time and win three, I think we're deserving of a number one seed."

The immediate goal for Mizzou is to win the Big 12 Tournament. If that happens, a top seed in the NCAA Tournament could result.

"Just keep winning," Phil Pressey said. "We control our own destiny. As long as we win, we should be good."

Maybe. A Big 12 title, on its own, could get Missouri a one seed. The Tigers would stand 30-and-4. They would have 11 wins over top 50 RPI teams and 17 Big 12 wins. It's a strong resume.

But would it be good enough to grab a one seed regardless of what else happens?

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