Jamel White made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:15 left and followed that with a key rebound, lifting Nebraska to a 71-64 victory over Missouri in the opening round of the Big 12 tournament Thursday night.
The Kansas men will play their first game in the Big 12 Friday. As for Thursday, the Jayhawks got to enjoy a first round bye in Dallas, while the lower seeds battled it out to advance to the quarterfinals. Twelve victories in their last 13 outings, earned the Hawks the two seed in this weekends league championship.
The Kansas softball team won't have to travel anywhere this weekend. Starting Friday the Hawks will host Minnesota, Portland State and Eastern Michigan in the 2006 Jayhawk Classic. First pitch on Friday is set for 2 p.m.
This weekend the red hot Kansas Jayhawks will face one of the toughest road tests in the nation. Starting Friday the Hawks put their eight game winning streak on the line in South Carolina against Clemson.
In the game, Colorado against Baylor, no 12 seed has ever won a game in the Big 12 tournament. Struggling through most of the game, Colorado comes all the way back and regains the lead with two minutes to go and survives, 65-61.
K-State loses its tourney opener to Texas Tech by eight points, and then KSU loses its head coach Jim Wooldrige. After the contest, K-State Athletics Director Tim Wieser announced that Wooldrige would not return as Coach for a seventh season with the Cats. Under his tenure, K-State never played a post-season basketball game.
Torre Johnson followed a surprising scoring surge early with two rim-rocking baskets late in the second half and JamesOn Curry nailed a key shot with 1:40 left, helping Oklahoma State beat Iowa State 79-70 in the opening round of the Big 12 tournament Thursday night.
Colorado came to the Big 12 tournament focused on making sure an NCAA berth wasn't left to chance. The Buffaloes want to win and make it automatic. They almost didn't make it out of the first round Thursday against 12th-seeded Baylor.
Bob Knight managed to salvage at least one milestone from the worst season since his West Point days. Despite poor shooting by scoring star Jarrius Jackson, Texas Tech beat Kansas State 73-65 Thursday in the opening round of the Big 12 tournament.
Kansas State fired basketball coach Jim Wooldridge on Thursday shortly after the Wildcats' season ended with a loss in the first round of the Big 12 tournament. Athletic director Tim Weiser said Wooldridge needed to get the team into the NCAA Tournament in order to keep his job. By finishing 15-13 following a 73-65 loss to Texas Tech, that wasn't going to happen, so he was let go.
"Dad, I can go home. Come up and get me!" Julie's voice on the phone sounded much better. She'd been at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for the last few days - after suffering from an unexpected lung collapse, she's doing just fine now - and our thoughts were getting her back to the normal life of a college freshman.
Another day, another coach-of-the-year honor for Kansas University's Bill Self. On Monday, KU's third-year coach was tapped Big 12 coach of the year by his peers. On Tuesday, he earned Region Six coach-of-the-year plaudits. It's all in recognition of 22-7 KU's comeback from a 3-4 start with a team that starts three freshmen and two sophomores.
After his first home run of the season during Kansas University's 10-1 victory Wednesday over Baker University, Ritchie Price got a message from a kid seated behind KU's dugout at Hoglund Ballpark.
A day after legendary Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton said he might not be done coaching, Sutton's son and OSU interim coach, Sean, said the Cowboys weren't done playing, either.
As with any new setup, the Big 12 Conference's football instant-replay system is being closely examined for potential changes.
It's an odd match - Jayhawk basketball, quilters and shoes for needy kids.
Darnell Jackson is back. He'll tell you so himself. "I'm ready, man," a smiling Jackson said. "I'm ready to go out there."
Her hitters produced 14 runs. Her pitchers allowed only one earned run.
Not everyone is a fan of the new Academic Progress Rate - the same reform system that may penalize Kansas University's football and baseball programs this year.