Blair Kerkhoff

Blair Kerkhoff

NCAA Tournament fortune reverses for Big 12

The Big 12 has had rough go of it in the Big 12 Tournament since Kansas played for the 2012 national championship. And this year’s tournament started miserably with four first-round losses. But victories by Kansas and Iowa State on Saturday reversed the trend, and an Oklahoma victory on Sunday could put three conference teams in the Sweet 16.

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Kansas celebrates 2016 Big 12 Tournament championship 01:13

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Shooting three-pointers with Buddy Hield

Buddy Hield and Oklahoma teammates shoot in NRG Stadium the day before Saturday's Final Four game against Villanova.
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Shooting three-pointers with Buddy Hield 00:30

Shooting three-pointers with Buddy Hield

Bill Self presented with AP coach of the year award in Houston 01:19

Bill Self presented with AP coach of the year award in Houston

Reasons for Kansas' Elite Eight loss to Villanova 05:07

Reasons for Kansas' Elite Eight loss to Villanova

Keys to victory for KU against Villanova in Elite Eight 04:54

Keys to victory for KU against Villanova in Elite Eight