The Horned Frogs enter the season with very high expectations.
SMU guard Nic Moore will join the Kansas basketball program to represent the U.S. as the World University Games in South Korea later this summer.
Kansas coach Bill Self told his team at the half they could have just as easily been down five points rather than up by that margin.
Nina Davis and Niya Johnson were in the middle of a decisive run for Baylor. The post player and point guard are two big reasons the Lady Bears have won 19 games in a row.
“We’re always happy with a win but it was an ugly win in our eyes,” Frank Mason III said after Kansas grabbed a 64-61 victory over TCU on Wednesday night. “We did a lot of things wrong.”
Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 19 points, converting two driving layups down the stretch, and fellow freshman Cliff Alexander had 13 points and 13 rebounds as the No. 11 Jayhawks pulled away late for an 85-78 victory over the No. 11 Sooners on Monday night.
The Cowboys sent Kansas to the free throw line a stunning 46 times Tuesday night, and the Jayhawks made more than enough for a 67-57 victory that kept them perfect in Big 12 play.
Kenny Chery was involved in two plays in the final 10 seconds when Baylor wasn’t able to regain the lead in a 56-55 loss.
With quarterback Trevor Knight and star wide receiver Sterling Shepard nursing injuries, the 23rd-ranked Sooners have found their identity with an offense heavy on power football and option plays.
Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury believes Kansas has some momentum going into Saturday’s matchup between two winless Big 12 teams.
Texas Tech is trying to avoid a ninth straight Big 12 loss going back to last season. Kansas is also looking for its first conference win this season and the first for interim coach Clint Bowen.
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.