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Elite Eight Open Thread - Big 12 Still Alive

For all its faults, it's having a pretty good year.

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The Big 12 is still alive, which is something we haven't seen in a while and quite frankly, it's been a while since fans of the  conference could be happy about other teams performance. As our own Nate Hymel pointed out in his articletoday, it's the first time the Big 12 has had two teams in the Elite Eight since 2012.

And yes there's still the potential for a Final Four showdown between the Jayhawks and Sooners on a neutral court with the winner advancing to the National Championship. Who wouldn't want so see Buddy Hield vs. Kansas one more time? Both games have been thrillers and of course we all remember the triple overtime game, in which Hield dropped 46 at Phog Allen. Kansas fans gave the kid a standing ovation.

The Big 12 would own half of the Final Four, and would seemingly re-claim the throne of college basketball's best conference once again.

So here's the deal, let's talk about the Big 12. Do you think it's strong or just a weak overall tournament year? Leave answers in comments.