Everybody loves a Cinderella story. And the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has had its fair share. Here are the top 5.
The NCAA tournament selection committee will have some tough choices this weekend, including where to seed Kansas in lieu of Joel Embiid’s back injury.
After falling to Kansas by a score of 82-57 on Wednesday night, the Red Raiders must knock off Texas on Saturday and then win the Big 12 tournament to finish the season at least .500.
Naadir Tharpe had 19 points to lead five Kansas players in double figures Monday night, and the Jayhawks held off Oklahoma 83-75 to ensure a share of their 10th consecutive league crown.
Texas Tech was so close to earning its third win of the season over a Top 25 team. But they came up just short in a 64-63 defeat to Kansas on Tuesday night.
Naadir Tharpe scored 22 points, nine in a go-ahead run before halftime, and the Jayhawks rebounded from their first league loss with a 69-52 victory at Baylor on Tuesday night.
Not much has gone right for No. 24 Baylor since Big 12 play began, and the Bears sure didn’t solve many of their problems Monday night.
After a sluggish start, Kansas snapped out of its funk and won its first game of the season against a ranked program, sending Baylor to a 76-60 loss on Sunday.
Odyssey Sims scored 30 points while matching the school record for career 3-pointers, and the Lady Bears stretched their home winning streak to 68 games with a 75-55 win.
Nearly every aspect of No. 15 Oklahoma State’s game seemed to jell during an impressive 52-34 win over Texas Tech last week. The next challenge for the Cowboys: lowly Kansas.
The Longhorns are on a roll, with four straight wins that have sent them to a share of the lead in the Big 12. Up next? Kansas, which has lost 25 consecutive league games.
Baylor heads back on the road for the second time this season to face Kansas on Saturday night, a program that has lost 24 straight Big 12 games.