Big 12: Kansas State Wildcats vs. Kansas Jayhawks

Arnold Nichols
March 12, 2018

Overlays are a perpetual handicapping factor with the Jayhawks. "It's a great conference, and I think people are recognizing it more and more".

That's because the Big 12 Tournament victor gets in automatically. Plenty of alternatives to Kansas may emerge this week.

You have to win your home games and hope you can steal a few on the road if you are going to be a serious contender in the Big 12. Thursday is an action-packed day with four games on the card.

West Virginia will now turn its attention to Texas Tech after the programs split the regular-season series. The Cowboys were picked to finish last in the Big 12's preseason poll. ESPN televises the championship game on Saturday night.

Kansas coach Bill Self compared the play to one made by former KU point guard - and national champion - Russell Robinson. Their lack of sportsbook bonuses was in spite of a 24-7 straight up record. In his last seven games, Young is averaging nearly 10 points less per game than the near 30-point average he has maintained for most of the season. The Orange were the lowest-ranked team to ever earn an at-large bid and though they reached the Final Four, their inclusion in the field was highly controversial. The Wildcats forced the Horned Frogs into 7 turnovers in the first half, while only committing 4 turnovers, as Sneed and Wade each tallied 2 steals.

By that point Young had shattered his career high of 14 points, set coincidentally against the Red Raiders previous year and matched against Kansas just last month. Tech's problem was an inconsistent offense. That's it, according to West Virginia coach Bob Huggins. Although they were not profitable on the season they are tough. "Just a really good defensive team". Then they lost starting guard Barry Brown early against the Jayhawks when he was accidentally poked in the eye.

In his last two games he is a combined 2-15 shooting from the floor. The under is 20-8, but the market seems to have adjusted as three of the past five Cavaliers games have gone under.

Despite delivering one of the game-saving moments of the night, Garrett was a lot less pleased with the team's performance overall than he was proud of his own contribution.

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Trae Young tends to go places in a hurry.

Keenan Evans scored 25 points, including a pretty fadeaway jumper in the closing minutes, and the No. 14 Red Raiders held off hot-shooting Jacob Young and the Longhorns for a 73-69 victory on Thursday night that ushered them into the semifinal round for the first time since 2005. I see this game being competitive. It's not anything you did wrong, it's just the other team was a little bit better.

As Oklahoma State forward Cameron McGriff flew by to collect his sixth offensive rebound, Oklahoma's Jamuni McNeace just shook his head. Oklahoma proved it could beat Kansas and then collapsed.

While it would be a bummer for college basketball fans for Young to miss the tournament, chances are we'd all forget by the time the play-in games were over. As a classic beaten favorite OU ranks as a team that could bring enhanced wagering value. The Big 12 regular season champs will miss Udoka Azubuike in the paint Friday but have many other advantages over the purple guys. But the Jayhawks also know their ticket is already punched.

Even so, the Sooners still had a prime opportunity against their Bedlam rival to eliminate any possibility of squarely being on the tournament bubble while regaining momentum before The Dance.

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