Before Saturdays game at Tennessee, some prominent national observers still projected the Missouri Tigers in the 68-team field for the NCAA Tournament despite a disappointingly uneven run through the Southeastern Conference. Others had Missouri on the outside looking in, but a win on the Volunteers home floor might have been enough to sway some opinions. Instead, the Tigers got crushed.
Central Missouri senior forward Keuna Flax came through with a driving layup with 5 seconds remaining, propelling Central Missouri to a 71-69 victory over Fort Hays State. The Jennies will play Emporia State for the title at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The Big 12 mens basketball tournament starts Wednesday at the Sprint Center. Here is a printable bracket.
Kansas had the rare opportunity to celebrate a win over Baylor earlier this season. On Saturday afternoon, the Bears made sure it did not happen again.