Behind the impassioned play of Travis Releford and Jeff Withey, the top-seeded Jayhawks shook themselves out of a first-half slumber and blitzed No. 8 seed North Carolina down the stretch for a 70-58 victory Sunday.
Cory Jefferson had his usual powerful dunks for Baylor. The big forward also showed his long-range touch.
Texas Tech trailed by as many as 41 points before losing 79-42 to No. 4 Kansas on senior night.
Trailing by 34 points with mere minutes left in the second half, Texas guard Myck Kabongo refused to retreat to the bench.
Brittney Griner had 26 points and had 13 rebounds to help No. 1 Baylor rout Kansas 86-45 on Wednesday night.
TCU made its first Big 12 victory a memorable one, and left the fifth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks with their first losing streak in more than seven years.
Chynna Brown scored 20 points Saturday night to help Texas Tech beat No. 23 Kansas 70-63.
Ben McLemore scored 16 points and the Jayhawks stormed back late in the second half from an 11-point deficit — nearly their biggest all season — to stun the Longhorns 64-59 on Saturday for their 15th straight victory.
Ben McLemore scored 17 points before leaving in the final minutes with a right ankle injury, and fourth-ranked Kansas rolled to a 61-44 victory over Baylor on Monday night.
Baylor coach Kim Mulkey had a simple reason for keeping Brittney Griner, the reigning player of the year, on the floor in the waning minutes of a blowout win over Kansas.
The top of the Big 12 looks familiar, with Kansas in first place and ranked in the top 10.
Tommy Tuberville took full responsibility for losing his cool with a Texas Tech graduate assistant along the sideline during Saturday’s win over Kansas.