Kansas State Wildcats
Texas Tech’s Kliff Kingsbury will face off against a counterpart Saturday who’s more than twice his age and has been at the helm of a Big 12 team longer than any coach.
Leave it to Bill Snyder, the wizard who turned around the moribund program at Kansas State, to come up the most logical way yet to slow down No. 15 Baylor’s high-flying offense.
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.
Even though the Horned Frogs lost 79-68 to Kansas State on Tuesday night, first-year coach Trent Johnson said that the team can’t do much better.
For all the highlights and dunks that Brittney Griner has had in four seasons for Baylor, she saved one of her best performances for her last regular-season game.
Rodney McGruder was surprised that Kansas State was even getting the chance at another shot in regulation.
Thomas Gipson scored 20 points, Angel Rodriguez added 16 and No. 13 Kansas State beat Texas Tech 75-55 on Monday night giving the Wildcats 12 conference wins for the first time in 40 years.
Chris Walker was looking on the bright side after Texas Tech fell 68-59 to No. 13 Kansas State on Tuesday night.
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder has signed a new five-year deal that includes an increase in compensation to $14.75 million over the life of the contract.
Texas did everything it could to help Kansas State rebound — both literally and figuratively — in snapping a two-game skid Wednesday night.
Brittney Griner scored 29 points and top-ranked Baylor routed undersized Kansas State 90-69 on Wednesday night for its 27th consecutive regular season Big 12 victory.
As Oregon coach Chip Kelly was about to receive the massive Fiesta Bowl trophy, Ducks fans inside University of Phoenix Stadium started a chant of “We want Chip!”