Same story, new night for Kansas. The team that’s been teetering on the edge of the tournament since before it even began is now one of the last two left.
Scott Drew feels badly that conference realignment has wiped away traditional rivalries. He feels terrible that Missouri’s departure for the SEC means a storied rivalry against Kansas has drawn to a close this season. What he doesn’t regret is denying the border rivals one last match-up for the Big 12 title.
Baylor sharpshooter Brady Heslip hit a pair of 3-pointers to keep No. 3 Kansas at bay, and Perry Jones III finished with 18 points as the No. 12 Bears beat the Jayhawks 81-72 on Friday night to reach the Big 12 tournament title game.