The quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament begin Thursday morning at 11:30 am CT ,as Baylor faces Iowa State in the No. 4 vs. No. 5 match up. Baylor won both games in the regular season. During those games, the Bears outrebounded ISU by 11.5 per contest and the big-front line also posed problems for the smaller Cyclones.
Iowa State coach Steve Prohm said in Wednesday's media availability that sophomore big man Cam Lard would play after sitting out in the regular-season finale. Another big body will be a welcome presence for the Cyclones. George Conditt has also seen increased minutes after not playing in the two regular season matchups.