The Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament begins Wednesday at Kansas City's Sprint Center with a pair of games with big NCAA Tournament implications.
Oklahoma State jumped into the bubble conversation Saturday with its win over Kansas, while Oklahoma has been one of the hardest teams to figure out because of its inconsistency. No. 9 Oklahoma, 6 p.m. Oklahoma won 109-89 on January 3 in Norman, while OSU won 83-81 in overtime on January 20 in Stillwater. Seven previous times Kansas has won as a No. 1 seed.
Kansas has dominated the Big 12 under Bill Self like no other program we've ever seen.
The win ended a four-game skid for Chris Beard's team, which dropped it away from Kansas and closer to the rest of the pack in the Big 12 standings.
Young registered a double-digit point total in each of his 30 regular-season games, but he's struggled by his standards over the past four contests, averaging 18 points. Young averaged 37.5 points per game against the Cowboys. Still to be determined, though, is which team will be the eight seed and the nine seed for Bedlam III in the 2017-18 season.
No. 7 Texas def. OSU improves to 18-13, 8-10 in the conference.
Season series: Texas swept the series, winning 74-70 in Ames and 73-57 in Austin.
No. 4 Kansas State vs.
No. 5 TCU def. The Horned Frogs are likely in the 5-7 range when it comes to seeding but could boost their resume with a win.
The first domino that had to fall if the Sooners were to finish as high as sixth place was a Kansas State victory over Baylor on Saturday.
The Red Raiders and Mountaineers are on course for a juicy semifinal clash in Kansas City, Missouri, with the victor most likely taking on Kansas in the championship game.
Kansas just got blown out by Oklahoma State.
It will be the 10th consecutive season and 15th time in the 22-season conference history where the Jayhawks are seeded No. 1.
The teams split their regular-season meetings.
- Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 3, 2018FINAL: Oklahoma State 82, Kansas 64.
The Jayhawks have won 14 straight regular season championships. An Oklahoma win over the Jayhawks could push the Sooners into the 6-7 range. Current starting Kansas point guard Devonte' Graham claimed that tournament's Most Outstanding Player award.