3 teams BYU does not want to see in the Big 12 Tournament

BYU is practically a lock for the NCAA Tournament, but they still have to get through the Big 12 Tournament. Here are the teams BYU should want to avoid in the Big 12.

Feb 3, 2024; Morgantown, West Virginia, USA; Brigham Young Cougars guard Spencer Johnson (20).
Feb 3, 2024; Morgantown, West Virginia, USA; Brigham Young Cougars guard Spencer Johnson (20). / Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports
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14-12, 5-9 Big 12. . . . 455. BYU MBB. . . . 3

Okay, I know Cougar fans are going to have questions as to why I put UCF on this list, they have no shot to make the NCAA Tournament unless they can win the Big 12 Tournament. Yes, you would be correct, but BYU has beaten UCF twice already this season, and the Knights have not made it easy on them.

However, it is so hard to beat a team three times in one season. The Knights came very close to upsetting the Cougars in Provo just a few weeks ago after a late comeback that they might have been able to complete if they had just a little more time. While UCF is not the best team, I think they could be a dangerous one in the Big 12 Tournament.

UCF has snuck up on a few teams this season and BYU could be another victim to the Knights if they aren't careful. UCF has a sneaky good defense and BYU needs to be ready for that. BYU needs to be ready if the Knights make it to the second round or quarterfinals because they may not want to see them.