Texas Longhorns and Kansas Jayhawks will duke it out tonight for the title of this years Big Twelve Tournament Champion.

There have been some absolutely amazing results in some of the major conference tournaments this year, but when the dust finally settled in the Big XII, there were only the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds left standing. The Texas Longhorns are going to look to make a huge statement on Saturday night in Kansas City, when they take on the Kansas Jayhawks in the Big 12 Championship Game betting battle.

Jayhawks Need to Settle the Score                                               

Kansas JayhawksHead Coach Bill Self will inevitably say all of the right things about this game. His team needs to stay focused because it needs to win a conference title to bring that back to Lawrence and that it'll be nice to potentially earn that No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

We know better, though.

Sure, it's about the Big XII title. Sure, it's about the No. 1 seed in March Madness as well. But when push really comes to shove, this NCAA basketball betting battle is only about one thing. Payback. And you know what they say payback is...

The Texas Longhorns stopped the longest home winning streak in the nation earlier this season by coming from way behind in the second half to post a 74-63 victory. It was a loss that the Kansas Jayhawks never forgot for sure, and you know that this team is eager to prove that it can beat the Longhorns as well, which would make it so every team that appeared on the schedule was ultimately beaten.

Big Boys the Ones to Watch

Texas LonghornsThe stars are really going to be shining in this one. Guards are always important, especially when you're talking about postseason basketball. However, the men of the hour in this one won't be guys like Tyshawn Taylor, Tyrel Reed, Josh Selby, and Cory Joseph.

This is a good old fashioned slugfest. Enter the paint at your own risk.

For Texas, Jordan Hamilton is a guard that plays a ton like a point forward. He is averaging 18.6 PPG and 7.7 RPG on the campaign. His counterpart is Tristan Thompson, who is putting up 13.5 PPG and 8.0 RPG. Thompson picked up 14 points and 13 rebounds against the Texas A&M Aggies in the romp in the conference semifinals, his fourth straight game with a double-double.

To counter that, there are a pair of 6'9" twins that are going to have a thing or two to say. Marcus Morris is averaging 17.3 PPG and 7.3 RPG, but his twin brother, Markieff Morris is good for 13.5 PPG and 8.2 RPG as well. These two cannot be stopped when they really get going, and they are both coming off of 20 point showings against the Colorado Buffaloes on Friday.

Big XII Championship Pick

We know that the NCAA basketball betting lines are going to be tight in this one, and odds have it, the play on the court is going to be awfully tight as well. Since 2006, these teams have met three times in this illustrious tournament, and Kansas has won all three. It'll pick up a fourth on Saturday. Too much emotion. Too much payback.

Heck, Kansas might even remember that there is that top seed on the line as well.

Go with the Jayhawks, and Rock Chalk in the Big XII Championship Game!