Kansas claimed no worst than a tie for their 8th straight Big 12 Conference crown with its incredible, indescribable 19-point come-from-behind win over rival Missouri Saturday in what will forever be etched in lore in the great history of the greatest rivalry in college basketball.
After losing two out of three, Kansas has won six in a row since blowing an 8-point lead in two and a half minutes and has now won 12 of the league’s 16 conference titles.
Its win over Missouri propelled Kansas in the polls. Missouri fell and Baylor climbed back into the Top 10 as the league’s three ranked teams are all in the Top 10.
|AP Top 25|
|21||San Diego State||22-6||304|
- Others receiving votes: Gonzaga 115, Iowa State 80, Saint Mary’s 62, New Mexico 60, Drexel 41, Vanderbilt 23, Virginia Commonwealth 9, Long Beach State 8, Brigham Young 6, Harvard 5, Memphis 5, Purdue 3, California 3, Kansas State 2, Southern Miss 2, Alabama 1
|ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll|
|23||San Diego State||22-6||111|
- Others receiving votes: Gonzaga 48, Drexel 30, Virginia 30, New Mexico 23, Vanderbilt 13, Middle Tennessee 8, Iowa State 8, Long Beach State 6, Kansas State 5, Mississippi State 5, Washington 2, Weber State 1, Virginia Commonwealth 1, Nevada 1, Memphis 1, California 1, Harvard 1
In addition to Kansas’ win over Mizzou, there were four other games, including one more overtime game.
Texas 71, Tech 67 (OT)
Burnt Orange Nation: Texas Survives Tech in Overtime, 71-67
In Manhattan, fresh off a sweep of Missouri and back-to-back road wins over Top 10 teams, Kansas State fell to Iowa State 65-61, marking the third time Kansas State has been swept this season.
KC Star: K-State stumbles at home, loses to Iowa State 65-61
Topeka Capital Journal: K-State doomed Octagon once again
Topeka Capital Journal: Henriquez has career game wasted in loss
Topeka Capital Journal: Christopherson goes off for 29 points
Baylor 70, Oklahoma 60
Oklahoma State 60, A&M 42
A&M Coach Billy Kennedy, “There really have been no easy games in the league this year. It’s been very competitive.”
Baylor’s Scott Drew, looking ahead to Big 12 Tournament, “The Big 12 Championship should have a lot of great, close games. The fans are in for a treat.”
“Certain teams match up well with certain teams, others don’t match up as well.”
Frank Haith, “Obviously (Kansas) was a tough game. I felt like we should have won the game.”
ISU’s Fred Hoiberg, “Every night whether you are at home or on the road in this league is an unbelievable battle.”
KSU’s Frank Martin on ISU loss, “I was disappointed before, during & after the game, but that’s over with.”
“I haven’t been pleased with focus of our team at home.”
OU’s Lon Kruger on his team after Baylor loss, “We have to keep working, keep battling. We did some good things in the Baylor game.”
Texas’ Rick Barnes, “We are not consistently where we want to be. We just need to improve and get better.”
This Week’s Games
Texas Tech @ Baylor (8, ESPN U)
Kansas @ Oklahoma State (8, ESPN)
Kansas State @ Texas A&M (6, ESPN2)
Iowa State @ Mizzou (7, Big 12 Network/ESPN3)
Oklahoma @ Texas (8, ESPN2)