Newman explodes as No. 9 Kansas defeats Oklahoma State

Sooners Fall to Cowboys

Kansas State Tops TCU in OT: Kansas On Deck

The game was ugly but survive and advance is the key this time of year. The Jayhawks won both regular-season meetings versus the Wildcats and will meet their in-state rival for the 23rd time in conference postseason tournament play and the 10th time in the Big 12 era.

But you can also point fingers at the Sooner coaching staff, suggesting that they didn't have the team sufficiently prepared to play and didn't make the right adjustments to counter how teams were playing them over the second half of the Big 12 round-robin schedule. KU also averages 17.0 assists, 6.6 steals and 4.3 blocked shots per game.

Cartier Diarra scored at the other end for Kansas State, knotting the game 53-all.

Kansas ranks 145th in rebounds per game (35.4) while Kansas State ranks 277th (30.6).

The 2018 Big 12 Player of the Year and on every national player of the year watch list, senior G Devonte' Graham leads Kansas in scoring at 17.3 points per game. Kansas avenged a loss to Oklahoma State last night, but I am not sure the Jayhawks will have the same motivation to beat K-State a third time.

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Ever since OU super freshman Trae Young launched 39 shots, nearly half of the Sooners' total shot attempts - in a January 20 overtime loss at Oklahoma State, the nation's scoring and assist leader has taken fewer shots and is making fewer of them.

The game wasn't without drama. Bane collected the pass and elevated into a buzzer-beating three-pointer that left his fingertips moments before the clock zero, sending TCU and Kansas State into overtime tied at 59.

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Theo Pinson, who dropped the ball out of bounds with 11 seconds left, made two free throws with 3.2 seconds left to seal it.

Makol Mawien led the Wildcats with a total of 16 points and helped contain the Horned Frogs under 70 points for the entire game.

Regardless of the result, both schools are safely in the NCAA tournament field.

WSU opens AAC Tournament play at 6 p.m. Friday on ESPNU against Temple.

A first-round exit from the Big 12 Tournament for a second straight year leaves OU with some questions.

It is debatable whether the Sooners will make it into the NCAA Tournament.

The Texas Longhorns will have to sweat out Selection Sunday.

Texas Tech is tough.

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"Hopefully solidified our chance to be in the NCAA tournament", coach Bruce Weber said.

The Longhorns weren't almost as efficient as their counterparts-they shot 43.1 percent from the field and 38.9 percent from three-but Jacob Young's out-of-nowhere eruption off the bench kept them afloat. Texas' Jacob Young tallied a game-high 29 points, but it wasn't enough to lift the Longhorns to their second win of the tournament. With that in mind, they gave the ball to Barry Brown behind the arc and he drove at the basket before pulling back for a jumper near the free-throw line as the clock ticked under 10 seconds.

The Longhorns erased a double-digit deficit to eliminate the reigning conference tournament champs.

Lagerald Vick connected on his first bucket of the game, a floater in the lane, to cap the run and put the Jayhawks up, 28-16, with seven minutes to play in the opening frame.

The top-seeded Cavaliers (30-2) got several crucial plays from role player Jack Salt down the stretch and play for the title Saturday night in Brooklyn against sixth-seeded North Carolina, which beat fifth-ranked and second-seeded Duke 74-69. Winning at West Virginia is never easy.

Baylor finished the night with 22 turnovers compared to 11 assists.

Oklahoma (18-13) has lost eight of its last 10 games.

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