March 10, 2018
Kansas guard Malik Newman (14) is presented with the Big 12 Tournament MVP trophy by commissioner Bob Bowlsby following the Jayhawks' win.
When the Kansas men's basketball team opened play in this year's Big 12 tournament at Sprint Center on Thursday, sophomore guard Malik Newman was fresh off of one of his worst performances in a season of ups and downs. Three days later, Newman was the king of the world, wearing the Big 12 championship net underneath a Big 12 championship hat and with the smile of a Big 12 tournament Most Outstanding Player. By Matt Tait