Kansas State jumped on Oklahoma State for three first-inning runs and eliminated the Cowboys from the Big 12 baseball tournament with an 11-5 win.
Big 12 player of the year Josh Ludy hit two home runs and drove in six runs to lead top-seeded Baylor to an 11-1 victory against Kansas State in the conference tournament.
Brittney Griner had a career-high 45 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocked shots, leading No. 1 Baylor to an 86-65 rout of Kansas State on Friday in the Big 12 tournament semifinals.
J’Covan Brown scored 23 points and Texas got a career effort from senior forward Alexis Wangmene to rally to a 75-64 victory over Kansas State on Saturday.
The Cotton Bowl matchup of 10-2 teams Friday night is the only non-BCS bowl with two teams ranked in the top 10 of the BCS standings.
Cotton Bowl officials couldn’t be more pleased with a matchup between Arkansas and Kansas State.
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is the runaway pick as the AP’s Big 12 coach of the year after leading the Wildcats to a 10-2 finish and an appearance in the Cotton Bowl.
Kansas State and Arkansas will meet in the Cotton Bowl in a matchup of top-10 teams left out of the Bowl Championship Series.
There is still a championship-like finale coming this Saturday when third-ranked Oklahoma State (10-1, 7-1 Big 12) and 13th-ranked Oklahoma (9-2, 6-2) play their annual Bedlam game.
With three weeks left in the Big 12′s first round-robin schedule, the league’s automatic BCS berth could come down to one game.
Kansas State will host Texas A&M on Saturday in a matchup of teams trying to get off two-game losing streaks.
The Aggies have just seven takeaways this season, which ranks 118th in the country. DeRuyter says that number is “shocking” and that he’s never had a team with so few this late in the season.