Malik Newman with a career-high 30 points paced the Jayhawks. Jeffrey Carroll had points to lead OSU. "We just have to not get too high or too low and get ready for the next one".
That's when the Jayhawks finally caught fire, going on an 18-4 charge to turn things around. The transfer from Mississippi State followed his career-best 30-point effort in a quarterfinal win over Oklahoma State with another virtuoso performance.
K-State would reclaim the advantage minutes later, as junior guard Barry Brown, Jr.
Kansas State ranks 19th in steals per game (7.8) while Kansas ranks 94th (6.6). Kansas, West Virginia) and no awful losses the committee hates (worst losses are at home vs.
The game wasn't without drama.
KansasState gets another crack at Kansas in a semifinal game at the Big 12 Championship at Sprint Center in Kansas City.
The 4-seed KansasStateWildcats improved to 22-10 (10-8 Big 12) on the season after defeating the 5-seed TCU Horned Frogs, 66-64 in OT, yesterday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Championship.
Evans burned the Longhorns for 25 points as he hit seven of 10 field goals and nine of 14 free throws while also dealing out three assists. Will it still get a chance to do that on college basketball's biggest stage, the NCAA tournament? Game 8 Winner (ESPN) 6 p.m. Kansas covered as a 1.5-point favorite and the game finished with a total of 126 points, which was 21.5 points below the projected point total of 147.5 points. Udoka Azubuike will the miss the entirety of the Big 12 tournament due to a sprained knee.
When local teams make it to the later rounds of the tournament, local businesses benefit.
During the most critical sequence of the night, Young keyed a 14-2 run, trimming Oklahoma State's lead to just four midway through the second half. Kansas' 2-point percentage falls off a cliff, going from almost 60.0 percent to just 51.0.
Texas Tech is tough. The Wildcats are now 8-0 when Mawien scores 10 points or more this season. The Cowboys missed all 10 three-point attempts for the game, KU shot 56 percent for the game and the Jayhawks won it 82-68 to eliminate OSU and put them in a waiting game to see if they make the NCAA Tournament.
As much as we fixate locally on the meaning of basketball between these teams, and particularly on KU's dominance, this is all about next week - both in Wade not playing and in what the K-State takeaway from this game should be.
"I thought they played better than us", he insisted after an 83-67 victory Friday night, "but I thought a lot of it was self-inflected".
The sophomore guard, who averaged 5.2 points coming in, buried a pair of 3-pointers a minute apart to start his onslaught.
The Mountaineers were careless in their own right with 16 turnovers. WVU looked good against Baylor, winning by 13 points and they have won four of their last five.
It was a surreal moment in a surreal season for the Sooners and their star freshman point guard.
After losing four straight games toward the end of the regular season, Texas Tech is beginning to look more like the team that had challenged Kansas for much of the Big 12 schedule.
As Oklahoma State forward Cameron McGriff flew by to collect his sixth offensive rebound, Oklahoma's Jamuni McNeace just shook his head. The Wildcats forced the Horned Frogs into 7 turnovers in the first half, while only committing 4 turnovers, as Sneed and Wade each tallied 2 steals.