Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's & Women's Basketball Championship
This past week Kansas City was host once again to the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships. This was the 11th time in the conference’s 16-season history that Kansas City has hosted the Championships, more than any other city. Fans crowded the GameDay activities on Grand Boulevard and hit their favorite local restaurants, watering holes and stores in record numbers.
Through the coordination efforts of the Kansas City Sports Commission and Convention and Visitors Association, over 150 experienced and dedicated volunteers of the Kansas City Host Committee rolled out the red carpet for the Conference and its members.
It was a great week of basketball on the heels of the MIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships and the start of the 75th Annual Buffalo Funds-NAIA Men’s Basketball National Championship. By the end of the NAIA Championship, Kansas City will have hosted more college basketball games than anywhere else in the country. 68 teams and 63 games in just 14 days.