Big 12 Tournament 2018: Bracket, schedule, scores, teams, and more
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 10, 2018,
Mar 10, 2018, 9:20
I would predict that their chances are 50/50 at best.
So he made sure the Jayhawks didn't.
OK State AthleticsJeffrey Carroll and Oklahoma State entered Thursday's game ranked 85th in RPI. Leading the way for the Wildcats was Makol Mawien who had 16 points, 9 rebounds, 3 blocks, and a steal. "I had 40, 50 texts, people saying unbelievable effort by your kids and with all your situations you still competed with one of the best teams in the country".
"[Wade] wanted to play and we could've played him".
"All my games have been physical", Young said.
Kansas took advantage of his absence by ripping off a 19-4 run midway through the first half that gave the Jayhawks control. But despite winning yet another regular season title Kansas did not do much in the way of sportsbook bonuses.
"This is what it comes down to, the postseason", Newman said. Brown played barely 90 seconds Friday before taking a hit to the eye and sitting out the remainder of the game.
"Malik got on a roll and basically carried us offensively", Self said. "Because if we come back with the mindset we came out (with) tonight, we'll be losing tomorrow".
But the win meant more than that. Eastern ESPN2 No. 7 Texas vs. Most bracketologists now list KU as a No. 1 seed for the NCAA Tourney, but that could be in jeopardy if the Jayhawks don't fare well in the Big 12 event first.
But the KU offense hit a cold patch, managing just two field goals over the next 10 minutes of game action. He scored over Mitch Lightfoot and Silvio De Sousa, Svi Mykhailiuk and Marcus Garrett. It's not far off to conclude that the OU team that won just 11 games a year ago was playing better basketball at the end of the season than the current Sooner squad. They instead lost 69-66 to Oregon State in overtime in the opening round.
Before getting to explanations of how one team beats another by 18 points on March 3 only to lose to the same team by 14 points on March 8, let's review what Kansas Coach Bill Self said to reporters on March 3, when he and the reporters were five days younger.
West Virginia leaned on its frenetic, full-court press to cause problems and create turnovers, just like the Mountaineers did in their quarterfinal win over Baylor. The 14consecutive league season title is in the bag, the 13 consecutive 25-win year, likely a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Carter forced fellow All-Big 12 pick Keenan Evans of Texas Tech into a contested 3-pointer with 11 seconds left that missed short and Miles made 1 of 2 free throws with six seconds left to clinch the win. Kansas State took a different route, as it needed overtime to get past TCU in a thriller. "They play really good team defense". Against TCU, Wade shot 10-14 for 24 points and added 5 rebounds and 4 assists.
Although head coach Shaka Smart's side trimmed an 11-point second-half deficit to one with a shade under eight minutes remaining, the Texas Tech Raiders owned crunch time and avoided an upset to secure a spot in the semifinals with a 73-69 win.
By the time the Cowboys did score again, it was too late for any kind of comeback.
Both teams shot 46 percent from the field and pulled down 33 rebounds. Both teams lost three of their last five games, but only one of the final three losses last season was by greater than 10 points. "Sometimes I think we get a little spoiled on what our expectations are, but I'm real proud of them". "So I think those are the things that stand out".
Udoka has been vital to the Jayhawks success this season and Kansas hasn't been able to beat Oklahoma State with him. Kansas State won 93-72.
As for what Newman's focus will be heading into his encore performance against the Wildcats, that was simple.
Unsteady intensity is not good in March.