Men's basketball faces Big 12 Tournament defeat in overtime against Kansas State

Men's basketball faces Big 12 Tournament defeat in overtime against Kansas State

Heading into this week's Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, the fight paints a clear picture, one that, despite Kansas winning its 14th consecutive regular season championship, is littered with parity and a months-long WWE Royal Rumble-type odyssey. Yankuba Sima went to work in the post, scoring 11 points in the half of his life.

"We put ourselves in good position and we feel we should have won these last two games down the stretch, but we didn't", Dixon said. The Jayhawks stormed back with an 18-4 run of their own, however, and took a 43-42 lead into the break. Of the Wildcats' 28 games that accepted bets, 17 have finished under the projected point total.

Instead, Oklahoma State completely dominated the Sooners. They're one step closer to a potential showdown with the Jayhawks in the title game after Kansas advanced to a semifinal against Kansas State. Kansas commits the 55th-fewest miscues in the NCAA (turnover percentage of 16.7 percent), while the pesky defense of Kansas State forces the 32nd-most (opponents' turnover percentage of 21.8 percent).

The game wasn't without drama. After TCU tied it up at the buzzer to send the game into overtime, the Wildcats outlasted TCU and will face in-state rivals Kansas on Friday. Young hit all three shots from the foul line, but didn't make it to there again, marking the fourth time in 31 games he's attempted less than four free throws.

Texas heads back to Austin to await its NCAA Tournament fate. Coming into the day,'s Joe Lunardi projected TCU to be a No. 6 seed. It's allowed teams like Kansas to boost its resume as a potential No. 1 seed while providing opportunities for those down in the standings to jolt their profiles.

The AAC Tournament title game is set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday (March 11). Kansas came out with a much more aggressive mentality on both ends of the floor, and the Cowboys hit a scoring drought of nearly 8 minutes in the second half that made the difference.

After a pair of opening threes from each team, the Wildcats went inside to Mawien, who scored four of the team's first seven points.

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Young got off to such a fast start this season that even at just 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, it appeared his offensive talent could potentially offset other concerns, such as his ability to guard on the ball and whether his slender frame could handle National Basketball Association punishment.

If the Bears make the tournament as an 11th seed, it would match their lowest NCAA tournament seed in school history. We shot 46 percent, and we were way up on the rebounds, but it turned the other way in the second half: "they were way more physical than us, that was evident". Averaging 27 points and nine assists per game, Young has shown an ability to completely take over games, putting up numbers that look utterly preposterous in the box score of a game that only goes for 40 minutes. Bane was held to three points (10 below his average), which came on the his game-tying shot at the end of regulation.

The Longhorns erased a double-digit deficit to eliminate the reigning conference tournament champs. There were reports earlier Friday morning that he would not be available for the semifinal.

If they're healthy, Self said, "they'll give anybody problems in the NCAA" Tournament. He has a certain point guard to help him. They will need to rebound the way they did in the last meeting against the 'Cats.

Kansas State's success is due to its balanced offense.

The first game of the night session featured Texas Tech and Texas.

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