Behind the inspired play of its flashy point guard and bruising forward, the seventh-seeded Longhorns put away Texas Tech 65-53 on Wednesday night to help its NCAA tournament hopes.
The Lady Bears, after winning their fifth consecutive Big 12 regular-season in a season they weren’t even the preseason favorite, clinched their fifth conference tournament championship in a row with a 75-64 win over Texas on Monday night.
Imani McGee-Stafford had 11 points and 10 rebounds as Texas advanced to its first Big 12 tournament championship game since 2004 with a 59-46 win over Oklahoma on Sunday.
Isaiah Taylor didn’t play a lot for Texas on Monday night. He was on the court when it mattered most.
Devin Williams finished with 14 points and was a big reason No. 20 West Virginia’s inside game showed up this time against Texas in the Mountaineers’ 71-64 win over the Longhorns on Tuesday night.
Jordan Woodard scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half, Dinjiyl Walker and Frank Booker each scored 10 points, and the 17th-ranked Sooners rallied for a 71-69 win over Texas on Tuesday night.
His head clear again and not hurting, Texas guard Javan Felix was back in the game to help give Longhorns coach Rick Barnes a milestone victory.
Oklahoma State notified Texas that it wants sworn statements from Longhorns coach Charlie Strong and offensive coordinator Shawn Watson about who is calling plays.
Nina Davis scored 15 of her 20 points in the second half and blocked a shot in the lane with one second remaining, giving Baylor a 70-68 victory on Sunday, its 21st win in a row.
The Texas players might believe it, but their record says otherwise after the Longhorns dropped their fourth in a row, this time a 65-63 overtime loss to Oklahoma State on Wednesday night.
Kindred Wesemann made eight 3-pointers for a career-high 25 points and Kansas State beat No. 20 Texas 66-57 on Wednesday.
While the Big 12 was the power-five conference left out of the first four-team playoff last month, the league was ranked third-best among all conferences for signing day Wednesday by Scout.com.