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The Big 12 Basketball Tournament has always been a highlight in Kansas City since it returned to the city in 2008 at the Sprint Center (T-Mobile Center). For all the Big 12 fans coming to Kansas City, La Cultura Cigar & Social welcomes you!  We have been waiting all year to enjoy the tournament with fellow brothers and sisters of the leaf. We’ll discuss everything you need to know about the tournament, including the teams competing, the schedule, and welcome you to our cigar lounge. If you’re a college basketball fan or just someone who loves to watch exciting sports events, you won’t want to miss out on the Big 12 Basketball Tournament.

The Teams

The annual Big 12 Basketball Tournament is an event that brings together the best college basketball teams from the Big 12 conference. This year, the tournament will feature ten teams, including Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia, La Cultura’s pick to win, The University of Kansas, to name a few. All of these teams are highly competitive and have a chance to win the championship. Since 2018 La Cultura has been hosting Big 12 fans from around the US. Our cigar lounge will be playing all the games on our multiple TVs, as usual, ensuring you don’t miss any of the action and allowing you to enjoy your favorite cigar.

The Schedule

The tournament will take place over five days, from March 8th to March 12th. First round games take place on the 8th and 9th, with the quarterfinals on the 10th. The semifinals will take place on the 11th, and the championship game on Selection Sunday. We will then be patiently waiting to see which teams will be dancing at 5pm CST with Greg Gumbel on the Selection Sunday Show.

Attending the Game

If you are attending the game in person, you are in luck. The T-Mobile Center in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, less than a mile from our cigar lounge. The arena is conveniently located in the best entertainment district in the state. If you’re interested in attending the tournament, and haven’t purchased tickets, there are several ways to get them. You can purchase them directly from the T-Mobile Center box office, or you can visit the official Big 12 Conference website to buy them online. Ticket prices vary depending on the game, but range from $20 to $300. It’s important to purchase your tickets early, as the tournament is expected to sell out quickly. Make sure to check out our other blog if you are looking for more activities in KC to enjoy.

Wrapping Up

The Big 12 Basketball Tournament is a must-see event for any college basketball fan. With ten highly competitive teams competing over five days, there’s sure to be plenty of excitement and drama. We invite you to come to La Cultura Cigar & Social where you will be welcomed by the best tobacconists and owners in the industry. We look forward to enjoying the action with you and making new friends.

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David Swinburne

Co-Founder of La Cultura Cigar & Social. Spending his years crafting your digital dreams and building and designing cloud services and supply chain solutions for some of the largest companies in the world. When he's not working in the digital world, he's working on La Cultura and serves as our customer champion making sure your experience at La Cultura is world class each and every time.