When you lose to the second worst team in the league, a team that was 4-14 during the regular season…you don’t deserve to go to the NCAA tournament. The Wildcats finished the season with their first losing record season since 2003. The only question left for the Wildcats this year is if Foster will transfer or not.
Tech has been struggling all year. They have had close games, but just can’t seem to pull them out. This game they “needed more of a scoring punch” according to Tubby Smith. The Longhorns have super-size in the post and out rebounded the Red Raiders 39-24. The Red Raiders have a great coach and a lot of young players. I could see them making a big impact in the Big 12 next year.
Baylor and West Virginia battled it out to the end. Baylor relied on their upperclassmen to pull things out in the end. The Bears turned up the defense and forced turnovers which led to easy baskets and secured them the 80-70 win.
If TCU plays the way they did against KU yesterday they are going to be much better next year. The 15 turnovers didn’t help their cause and neither did Oubre’s career-high 25 points. The Jayhawks looked lost without Ellis, but squeaked by and won 64 to 59.
Tomorrow Baylor and KU will play at 6. It’s going to be one of the best games of the weekend. I think it will be close, but if Perry is still out for KU then Baylor will win.
Iowa State surprised many people by coming back from a 10 point deficit over the last 3:35. They won the game on a last-second 3 pointer. Iowa State had not lead the entire game up until that point.
It took OU 20 minutes to find its stride Thursday night. They didn’t look back after that. Buddy Hield had another big game and Oklahoma had the tale of two halves. Luckily the second half was the better half for Oklahoma. Iowa State and Oklahoma will play at 8 and I think Oklahoma will win that game. Saturday at 5 I predict Baylor and Oklahoma will play in the championship. I think Baylor will win on Saturday and be Big 12 tournament champions.