Kansas is set to begin their quest in the 2024 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship, taking on Kansas State on Tuesday at 9 a.m. CT at Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas. Kansas, which landed the 7th seed following a 29-21 season and a 15-15 conference record, will face a slightly higher-ranked Kansas State, the 6th seed. The outcome will determine whether Kansas advances to play top-seeded Oklahoma or takes a break until Thursday, depending on the results of other matchups. This year's tournament features top-70 RPI teams, underscoring the highly competitive field. All-tournament and two-day tickets are available, emphasizing the event's draw.

By the Numbers
  • Kansas record: 29-21 overall, 15-15 in Big 12
  • Kansas State record: 31-22 overall, 15-15 in Big 12
  • All 10 participating teams are in the top-70 RPI
  • Tournament Schedule: Begins May 21, Championship Game on May 25 at 6 p.m. CT
State of Play
  • Kansas finished strong with a 14-7 run towards the postseason
  • 15 Big 12 victories tie the program record from 2009 and 2014
  • The matchup will be on ESPN+
  • The tournament’s outcome affects further matches with potential playoffs involving top-seeded teams
What's Next

If Kansas wins, they face either Oklahoma or get a Thursday advancement if TCU wins. If they lose, they'll play the loser of the West Virginia-TCU game at 9 a.m. CT Wednesday. The battle for the Big 12 title will continue through Saturday, with the championship game set to air on ESPNU.

Bottom Line

Kansas' performance in the championship could significantly impact its postseason trajectory. With a strong finish to the season, the Jayhawks have momentum, but face tough competition right from the start. Fans can expect a competitive and dynamic tournament showcasing top teams, with Kansas aiming to capitalize on its form and make a deep run.