Andrew Wiggins scored 19 points, Jamari Traylor and Perry Ellis had double-doubles and second-seeded Kansas pulled away down the stretch to beat pesky Eastern Kentucky 80-69 on Friday
Andrew Wiggins scored 30 points, Wayne Selden Jr. had 14 and No. 10 Kansas pulled away in the final seconds of overtime for a 77-70 victory over Oklahoma State in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tourney.
After winning their 10th straight regular-season title, the Jayhawks earned the top seed when the Big 12 tournament begins Wednesday night at the Sprint Center.
March Madness kicks off Wednesday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City for the 2014 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship.
In the major conferences, Florida completed an undefeated regular season in the SEC and Cincinnati and Louisville tied atop the American.
The 5’11” Tharpe is averaging 30 minutes, 8.9 points, and 5.1 assists per game while shooting 45 percent from the field, 39 percent from deep, and 82 percent from the line.
The final week of the regular season represents a chance to either improve their postseason positioning or win over the NCAA tournament selection committee.
After two months spent mostly bludgeoning each other into submission, coaches in the Big 12 are starting to cast a wary eye toward the NCAA tournament.
The Jayhawks (20-6) are 11-2 in the standings, while the Longhorns (20-6) are at 9-4. Iowa State, Oklahoma and Kansas State are stuck in a logjam at 8-5.
Mangino spent eight seasons as the coach at Kansas, winning national coach of the year honors in 2007 and leading the Jayhawks to a win in the Orange Bowl.
December 16, 2013
Jury selection begins on Tuesday for the man accused of killing a couple in front of their home. Abey Girma has now been arraigned and will soon be on trial for capital murder.