With the regular season finished, here is the bracket for the 2015 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship that tips off Wednesday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.
First Round - Wednesday, March 11Game 1: No. 8 Kansas State vs. No. 9 TCU at 6 p.m. (ESPNU)Game 2: No. 7 Texas vs. No. 10 Texas Tech at 8 p.m. (ESPNU)
Here’s what happened last week in Texas Tech recruiting:
Football class of 2016
Height/Weight: 6-3, 225
Ratings: Four stars
Rankings: No. 3 dual-threat quarterback; No. 137 player overall
Scholarship offers: Ohio State, Texas, Nebraska, Baylor and others
Stats: 480 yards passing, 423 rushing yards, 12 touchdowns in three games
WACO — For the first time all season, it looked as if Texas Tech had finally discovered the formula to winning on the road.
Texas Tech didn’t have any excessive scoring droughts.
Every Red Raider scored in the team’s 53-percent shooting effort from the floor.
TEXAS TECH AT NO. 19 BAYLOR
8 P.M. TODAY
FERRELL CENTER, WACO
Baylor from three
Entering the Texas game on Monday, Baylor had made at least 50 percent of its 3-pointers in three consecutive Big 12 games.
The Bears took 40 percent of their shots in their first have at Texas from the perimeter but only made two of them.
Defensively, Texas Tech must do what its done the past few games.
Against Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, the Red Raider defense clogged the paint and dared the opponent to shoot the 3-pointer.
If Monday’s Big 12 men’s basketball games didn’t get you excited for the Big 12 men’s championship, I don’t know what will.
Baylor led Texas at the half before falling in overtime off a last second shot by Isaiah Taylor.
Just over 960 miles north in Ames, the Cyclones were down 21 to Oklahoma.
After Oklahoma guard Isaiah Cousins received a technical foul for hollering at the Cyclone bench, Iowa State scored 22 straight points in just over five minutes.
They were the last Red Raiders off the court.
Texas Tech had just beaten Oklahoma State off a 3-pointer by junior guard Devaugntah Williams with 10 seconds left in the game.
After singing the Matador Song at half court with their guns up proudly, seniors Luke Adams and Clark Lammert walked over to the student section to high five their fans and peers.
They stopped to take pictures with different people along the way.
Then, the court faded behind them as they walked through the tunnel and headed toward the locker room.
With one week remaining in league play, the Big 12 regular season title is up for grabs.
Kansas, the champion for the past 10 years, has its 11th straight title within reach.
The Jayhawks, to clinch at least a share of the title, needs to win one more game.
Kansas has a home game against West Virginia Tuesday and a game at Oklahoma on Saturday.
The Mountaineers are coming off a loss at Baylor when they were without starting point guard Juwan Staten. According to coach Bob Huggins Monday morning, Staten is listed as day to day.