We had another action-packed week of Big 12 Basketball. We saw some top teams such as Kansas and Texas Tech continue their pursuit of a Conference Title while others such as TCU and Iowa State had a rough week.
We had a huge matchup Monday night of this week as we saw the Kansas Jayhawks keep their Big 12 regular season title hopes alive with a 64-49 win over their in-state rival the Kansas State Wildcats. They followed that up by picking up a tough road win at Oklahoma State 72-67.
The action on the bubble in this conference continues to change as teams pick up big wins while others suffer tough losses. On Wednesday night we saw Baylor pick up a huge come from behind victory at home against Texas as they won 84-83 in overtime. Mario Kegler led the way with 24 points and 7 rebounds as the Bears rallied from 19 down to get the win which now makes them a lock for the NCAA Tournament.
On the Texas side of that, it was a heartbreaking loss. It would’ve been a huge road win for their NCAA Tournament hopes and while they appear to be in any way it would’ve gone a long ways towards improving their seeding and helping ease the nervousness on Selection Sunday. They bounced back from that loss in a big way though as they knocked off Iowa State at home 86-69. Jase Febres was on fire from three-point range as he made 8-10 attempts as he finished with 26 points.
On Saturday we saw two teams take care of business on their home court in Oklahoma and Kansas State. The Wildcats picked up a good home win over Baylor to keep pace with Texas Tech in the Big 12 race. The Sooners, on the other hand, need to continue to win games if they want to make the NCAA Tournament. Despite a terrible conference record, they have a good chance to get in after getting the win over West Virginia.
All of these teams picked up some big wins this week but there were a couple of other teams performances this week that stood out. As we head into the final week of the regular season here are three takeaways as well as a look at each of these teams final two games.