big 12 champions
Now the Big 12 Conference has a real debate to settle after both of its co-champions were left out of the four-team playoff.
Kansas wasn’t about to share this title with Kansas State. Jeff Withey had 17 points and nine rebounds, Perry Ellis and Naadir Tharpe added 12 points each, and the seventh-ranked Jayhawks pounded the No. 11 Wildcats 70-54 on Saturday night to win their ninth Big 12 tournament championship.
The loss by Kansas State over the weekend helped upend the national championship picture. It also set up potential chaos in the Big 12.