State's Wade out for Big 12 semifinal against KU

State's Wade out for Big 12 semifinal against KU

State's Wade out for Big 12 semifinal against KU

"I guess we have about 18 hours", Boynton said, "to refresh our bodies and minds". Big 12 championship for the ninth time in the 15-year Bill Self era.

Texas felt good about its NCAA Tournament hopes after knocking off the Cyclones, but a win over the Red Raiders would have gone a long way toward making Sunday just a little bit more comfortable. That said, sophomore Makol Mawien is coming off arguably his best game of the season in an overtime win over TCU in the quarterfinals, as he put up 16 points and nine rebounds (two offensive).

Five players are averaging at least 12.0 points per game for Kansas, they are Devonte' Graham (17.6), Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (15.3), Azubuike (13.7), Lagerald Vick (12.2) and Malik Newman (12.0).

Brown returned to the bench after being treated in the locker room, but did not return to the game. "Then with Barry ... that's such an unfortunate thing". We didn't play with great energy at all tonight.

"They came out on fire and we expected that", Shine said.

"If you just look at our team, watch us play".

The Horned Frogs had the ball with the game tied at 64 and 34 seconds to go in overtime.

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery said he supports Cook's decision to test the waters. Taking advantage, OSU rode a massive rebounding advantage to a 71-60 win over the Sooners (18-13, 8-10 Big 12) Wednesday in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament at Sprint Center in Kansas City.

The Cowboys hung with the top-seeded Jayhawks for 25 minutes, but a cold spell doomed them in front of a large Jayhawk-heavy crowd. He's not the most athletic, but he plays hard and plays smart. "We can do better".

The Big 12 men's basketball tournament continued Thursday in Kansas City, Missouri, with four quarterfinal games on the schedule.

"I had stupid fouls", Lightfoot added. You better bring your A-game every time out, or you're likely to lose, especially on the road.

K-State shot 48.2 percent (14-of-29) from the field in the first half, while TCU hit on 51.8 percent (14-of-27). Though Virginia plays at one of the nation's slowest pace, it has a highly efficient offense with each of the squad's top three scorers shooting over 38 percent from 3-point range. Azubuike's backups rebound and challenge shots about as well as the 7-footer despite being smaller in stature.

Newman also collected three assists and two steals and didn't commit a turnover in 36 minutes.

"Marcus shoots an airball, but does something right away to make up for it", Self said, impressed at Garrett's quick steal.

"That game kind of started a slump for us", James said. "I don't know if there was contact".

"I mean, we know that basketball is a game of runs".

With Kansas leading by just two points and the Wildcats riding a wave of momentum from a 33-foot alley-oop pass from Cartier Diarra to Xavier Sneed that trimmed KU's lead to a single possession, Garrett misfired on a wide-open 3-point attempt and appeared to give the ball to the Wildcats with a chance to take their first lead since early in the first half.

No. 4 Kansas State vs.

Oklahoma State swept the ninth-ranked Jayhawks during the regular season. "I'm glad he's hoopin'". It's remarkable. What we did in nonconference was remarkable, and I've been in good conferences. "Like you just nearly blew the game for your team, so you have to make them".

The first game was close. "Go get to the finals and see what happens". "He shoots an airball and then goes, 'Oh, boy, I've got to go make a play.' I wish we would have more of that".

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