Iowa State Cyclones
With less than 12 minutes left, Texas was staring at a 21-point deficit and the very strong possibility of a losing record in the Big 12. The Longhorns still lost. They also nearly pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in school history.
A little more than two weeks ago, the Texas Longhorns were off to their best start in 29 years and the program’s highest national ranking since 2004.
Kenny Chery got Baylor started with a 3-pointer on the very first shot, part of a game-opening 16-1 spurt for the Bears. After they fell behind late, Chery hit the game-winner against Iowa State.
Nina, Niya and the No. 3 Baylor women are quite a roll. Iowa State never had a chance for consecutive comeback victories against third-ranked teams.
TCU hopes to hold onto its spot in the selection committee’s top four and earn the right to play for the national championship.
Texas Tech’s visit to Iowa State on Saturday will be its furthest trip north in November in 52 years. It’ll be an especially chilly afternoon for the Red Raiders if they can’t get rolling against the Cyclones.
Oklahoma State quarterback Daxx Garman has quickly shaken off any rust that might have developed during his long break from game action.
Quarterback Bryce Petty and the Baylor offense victimized plenty of Big 12 opponents during a record-setting 2013 season. But none got it worse than Iowa State.
Baylor expects to get top receiver Antwan Goodley and some other injured players back for its Big 12 Conference opener, when the Bears play Iowa State on Saturday night.
The Big 12 Conference has suspended a replay official and replay communicator after a questionable play wasn’t reviewed in 19th-ranked Kansas State’s 32-28 victory at Iowa State.
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said on Friday, at the end of the league’s spring meetings, that the eight continuing members of the league will each get about $23 million.
Iowa State senior forward Melvin Ejim has been selected as the Big 12’s player of the year by the league’s coaches.