Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Before the Big 12 men's basketball tournament tips off Wednesday at the Sprint Center, the league's coaches, including KU's Bill Self, spoke Monday morning on a teleconference. Check out a replay of the highlights.
The Star, the Big 12 coaches and The Associated Press have released their all-conference teams. KU’s Andrew Wiggins took The Star’s player of the year honor but Iowa State’s Melvin Ejim was the coaches’ and the AP’s top player.
The Associated Press All-Big 12 men's basketball team for the 2013-14 season as chosen by a panel of media representatives who cover the conference on a regular basis, with players listed in alphabetical order by name, school, class, height, weight and hometown:
The Big 12 mens basketball tournament starts Wednesday at the Sprint Center. Here is a printable bracket.
The Star picks Kansas freshman wing Andrew Wiggins and Florida senior guard Scottie Wilbekin as the players of the year in the Big 12 and SEC, respectively.
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.
KU's Andrew Wiggins scored 41 points and had eight rebounds and five steals to help lead a comeback from 25 points down in the second half, but the No. 8 Jayhawks fell short in a 92-86 loss to West Virgina in Morgantown.
Iowa State students teased Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart on Saturday by doing a "mass flop" in the stands at Hilton Coliseum when the Cowboys' star was introduced by the public address announcer before the game.
The Jayhawks end the Wildcats season with 87-84 overtime victory.
The Big 12 and the Sprint Center announced Wednesday that tickets for the conference’s men’s basketball tournament March 12-15 have officially sold out. The Big 12 men’s tournament has sold out every year it has been held in the Sprint Center — in 2008 and from 2010 through this year.
Several streets near the Sprint Center will be closed this week for the Big 12 Mens Basketball Championship tournament. According to the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association.
Beer and wine will be available inside Sprint Center for next week’s Big 12 Championship.
Baylor senior guard Odyssey Sims, the nation's leading scorer at 29.6 points per game, has been picked as the Big 12 Player of the Year by the league's coaches.
Once again, Kansas States need for consistency showed through in a tough loss to Texas Christian University on Monday night.
Votes will be counted for postseason honors in college basketball this week. Nobody wants to wait until April to identify award winners, so we vote, and selecting a player of the year in the Big 12 could prove difficult. Same with the Southeastern Conference.
The only certainties about the Big 12 are that Kansas will finish in first place and TCU will be last.
As the Big 12 season enters its final week, the most fascinating race is for second place. Kansas State, Iowa State, Texas and Oklahoma are all tied with 10 conference victories. Each could finish second as easily as they could finish fifth.
Every time Kansas State wins an important basketball game, it seems to reveal something new about itself.