There’s nothing like a quick start and a big early lead to fill a team with confidence and pep.
Allowing big leads to disappear cost No. 10 Texas dearly during the regular season. The 10th-ranked Longhorns were determined not to let it happen again Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament.
When Colorado waltzed in and beat nationally ranked Kansas State two months ago, ending a nine-game losing streak to the Wildcats, Cory Higgins sounded a warning.
Baylor freshman Perry Jones was declared ineligible by the NCAA on Wednesday after an investigation about whether Jones or his family received preferential treatment or improper benefits from an AAU coach before enrolling in college.
Kansas University’s basketball practice ended at the perfect time early Wednesday afternoon, crunch time of a first-round Big 12 tournament clash between Oklahoma State and Nebraska. “That was a great win for Oklahoma State,” KU coach Bill Self said.
Bill Self, who played in four Big Eight Tournaments in Kansas City’s Kemper Arena, grew up as a fan of the event that precedes the all-important NCAAs.
There’s no Big 12 Player of the Year candidate on this year’s Oklahoma State men’s basketball team like there was last season, when James Anderson led the league in scoring.
Marcus Denmon scored 20 points, leading Missouri past Texas Tech 88-84 in the first round of the Big 12 tournament Wednesday night and bringing an end to Pat Knight's time as coach of the Red Raiders.
Cade Davis scored 24 points and Oklahoma hit nine 3-pointers en route to an 84-67 victory over short-handed Baylor in the first round of the Big 12 tournament Wednesday.
Alec Burks scored 25 of his 29 points in the second half and Colorado unleashed a 12-2 run in the final minutes to slip past 12th-seeded Iowa State 77-75 Wednesday in a hard-fought first-round game in the Big 12 tournament.
Oklahoma State's 30-percent foul shooter swishes two in a row in the final seconds. Then Keiton Page, the best free throw shooter in the conference, misses the front end of a 1-and-1 with 16 seconds to go, giving Nebraska a chance for one more shot.
Top-seeded Kansas University goes into the Big 12 tournament favored to win but with much to lose.
The Kansas men's basketball team has earned the No. 1 seed in next week's Big 12 Tournament and will face the winner of Wednesday's 11:30 a.m. game between eighth-seeded Nebraska and ninth-seeded Oklahoma State.