LUBBOCK, Texas — Samaje Perine scored three touchdowns, and Cody Thomas threw for one score and ran for another to lead Oklahoma over Texas Tech 42-30 on Saturday.

November 15, 2014 - 7:56pm

FORT WORTH - Something is very familiar for No. 25 TCU, even with all those changes on offense.

October 1, 2014 - 12:11am

DALLAS - Texas Tech's much talked about idea of putting newcomer Dominique Robertson at left tackle and Le'Raven Clark at a guard spot is moving forward - at least for August.

July 21, 2014 - 9:56pm

Isaiah Austin's career ended by medical condition (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

Baylor's Isaiah Austin had a dream that in three days he would finally be part of an NBA roster.

According to, there were 5,370 student athletes who played NCAA Division I men's basketball in 2013. There are currently only 450 athletes maximum in the NBA. 

Austin had been projected as a second round pick in Thursday's draft. Unfortunately, his name has recently been connected with something of slimmer odds.

Transfers in the Big 12 (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

Transfers are as important, if not more, than high school recruiting these days in NCAA men’s basketball. Just look at what Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg has done this offseason.  Sure, he signed a 6-1 guard from high school but he also inked a 7-1 forward from Greece as well as brought on a pair of transfers out west. Whatever downside left by the departure of DeAndre Kane and Melvin Ejim will be filled with transfers. Shot blocker Jameel McKay at 6-9 will be eligible to play on Dec. 20 after he transferred in from Marquette after the fall semester.

2014 SEC/Big 12 Challenge (Krista Pirtle's Blog)

Texas Tech men's basketball will host Auburn on Dec. 3 to tip-off the 2014 SEC/Big 12 Challenge.

Last season, the Red Raiders fell to Alabama 76-65 because they couldn't contain Alabama's Trevor Releford as he scored 29 points off 5-of-7 shooting from the perimeter.

Auburn also lost its SEC/Big 12 matchup last year 99-70 to Iowa State.

The Tigers finished last season 13-16 overall and 5-12 in conference play. 

Auburn also graduated its top scorer from last season Chris Denson.

March Madness - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

There's just something about going crazy trying to fill out a bracket that will end up being torn to bits in three days.

It definitely wouldn't be March without the madness and this year's tournament is sure to be one of the best in recent years.

At least 10 teams could win the national championship while history is in the making for a team trying to end the season undefeated as well as a senior walk-on on the brink of scoring 3,000 points.

Pirtle: Iowa State wins Big 12 Championship over Baylor 74-65

That was Big 12 basketball.

Iowa State took a one-point lead over Baylor with 3:45 left in the game and never looked back in its 74-65 victory to claim the Big 12 Championship.

After a display of lackluster shooting in the first half, Iowa State was near perfect from the floor - netting 69.6 percent from the field, was 4-for-4 from behind the arc and shot 91.7 percent from the free throw line.

Baylor, however, was short on most of its second half shots as fatigue set in, proof that it's hard to play four games in four days.

This March is sure to be as infuriating as ever in the college basketball world with ranked teams falling across the country and mid-majors gearing up to wreck everyone's bracket.

March 15, 2014 - 10:00pm

No. 4 Iowa State will take on No. 7 Baylor in Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship

Only a one, two or three seed has won the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship.

That will change as four-seed Iowa State takes on seven-seed Baylor at 8 p.m. Saturday on ESPN.

No team in the history of this conference has ever won the championship playing four games in four nights.

The Bears will have a chance against a similar team in IowaState.