Kendall Smith had 11 points for the eighth-seeded Cowboys (19-13), who led 58-53 with 6 minutes left before easing away down the stretch to set up a quarterfinal matchup with No. 1 seed Kansas. "The 6'10" forward then recorded 25 points and 7 rebounds in a win over Baylor. ESPN's Joe Lunardi now has the Sooners as one of the last four teams in the tournament, but they could just as easily be one of the first four out. Wade leads in rebounds with 6.4 while Stokes tops in assists with 3.7 per game. "I think they competed hard for the most part".
The slump hit its nadir with a six-game skid that put the Sooners on the NCAA Tournament bubble. Kenrich Williams (20 points, 10 rebounds, three steals) was superb for TCU, while Robinson had a solid game (16 points, six assists) despite his late misses at the free-throw line.
By beating Oklahoma in the opening game of the Big 12 Championship, Oklahoma State won the Bedlam basketball series this season, taking two of three against the Sooners. Many experts project him as a high first-round draft pick if he leaves for the National Basketball Association after this season. They also beat #1 seed North Carolina, #2 seed Villanova, #3 seed Miami twice, #3 seed West Virginia, and #4 seed California. Roach shoots 45% overall and 35% from behind the arc, which is decent, but not great. The Jayhawks swept the Wildcats in a pair of meetings earlier this season and have not lost to them since February 13, 2015. That efficiency allowed them to get out for a few chances of their own, which helped spark a 9-0 run in just two-and-a-half minutes of game time. They're now on a 6-game losing streak, their 5th multi-game losing streak this year. He also wasn't in the lineup when UT took on Iowa State in its first Big 12 Tourney game Wednesday night. Teams will be seeded by record within the conference, and face the winners of the No. 7/No. 10 and No. 8/No. 9 matchups. The list goes on and on. Unfortunately, it seems to have fallen apart. For a guy that shoots over 60% for the season, that's pretty bad. Oklahoma lost 71-60 to Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Tournament. "Everyone has something to give to this team and everyone respects each other". Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk is one of the best shooters in the NCAA which will be sure to add to Kansas' potential.
Unfortunately, Sprint Center fans won't see Udoka Azubuike this weekend.
One of OSU's biggest issues this year is avoiding foul trouble.
Young is the first Sooner to win the award now named after an Oklahoma legend.
TCU Forces Overtime With Buzzer Beater vs. Kansas State
Kansas State prepares for its Big 12 Tournament semifinal.
But after an terrible finish to the season brought the Sooners record to 18-13, their chances at making the tournament are looking a bit more dubious. As it were, they had already trailed by double-figures before both De Sousa and Lightfoot picked up their second fouls, leading to coach Bill Self putting in James Sosinski before the end of the period. Keenan Evans is a terrific player and one of the best scorers in the conference, but one man can only do so much. I wouldn't be surprised if Texas Tech gets bounced early from the NCAA Tournament. They dominated the glass against the Oklahoma one-man show.
But the early games in the tournament can provide a spotlight for a supporting or role players.
The Arizona State situation is probably been more shocking. That's a beauty of March, people. The Jayhawks have relied on the outside shot all year, but it came in handy with their biggest post presence sitting on the bench. Oklahoma entered Wednesday's action 36th in the RPI, while Arizona State was 58th. At the same time, it's very possibly that none of the teams make it to the Elite Eight.
"We're a tournament team".
Man-U made to sweat by Crystal Palace
United players might think twice next time they try to tell Matic not to shoot with seconds remaining of a game. It would have been nice to have two more points, but we still would have been very much in a relegation battle.