Big 12 Tournament

Posted by: Maximus

Big 12 Tournament - 03/05/18 12:28 PM

Big 12 Tournament

KU should have an easy time getting in the final and winning at the Sprint Center.


Big 12 Team need wins to get off the NCAA Bubble. Big 12 Teams needs to upset to get in the NCAA.

Winner of Oklahoma and OSU is off the bubble.

Kansas State needs a win to get in.

Baylor upset West Virgina and they are in.

Posted by: Maximus

Re: Big 12 Tournament - 03/05/18 12:32 PM

https://www.cbssports.com/college-basket...is-closing-gap/

Kansas lost at Oklahoma State, giving the Cowboys a season sweep of the Jayhawks. The Cowboys are the first team in the Big 12 to sweep Kansas in the regular season since Bill Self arrived in Lawrence.

Naturally, Oklahoma State fans believe that sweep of Kansas means that the Cowboys should be in the NCAA tourney, but they still have a long way to go. Even with that sweep and a win at West Virginia, Oklahoma State is just 10-13 against teams in the top three quadrants. No team with that bad of a record against that group has ever received an at-large bid. Heck, the Cowboys are a quadrant-3 team themselves when they play on the road. Their RPI ranking as of Sunday morning is 87, which not only reflects that poor record against competent teams, but also five home losses and a dismal non-conference schedule. Teams with their positives get left out routinely. Teams with their negatives never get in. If they had just beaten Baylor at home, we could be having a different conversation.

The Jayhawks are still holding on to a No. 1 seed in CBS Sports' bracket projections, but they are being challenged by Duke, which came from behind to beat North Carolina and split the season series with the Tar Heels. Kansas is still on the top line because of the high number of quality wins, despite having one more loss than the Blue Devils. That gap is shrinking, though. Kansas may have to win the conference tournament to hold off Duke.


Genie Bouchard
Posted by: tmcats

Re: Big 12 Tournament - 03/05/18 01:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Maximus
Big 12 Tournament

KU should have an easy time getting in the final and winning at the Sprint Center.




Kansas State needs a win to get in.



LOL.
Posted by: Maximus

Re: Big 12 Tournament - 03/05/18 02:10 PM

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/team/schedule/_/id/2306/kansas-state-wildcats

K-State non conference wins for headed to the NIT

American W 83-45
UMKC W 72-51
UC Irvine W 71-49
Northern Arizona W 80-58
Arizona State L 92-90
George Washington W 67-59
Oral Roberts W 77-68
Vanderbilt W 84-79
South Carolina Upstate W 86-49
Tulsa L 61-54
Southeast Missouri State W 89-71
Washington State W 68-65

nicole wilkins
Posted by: Maximus

Re: Big 12 Tournament - 03/05/18 02:30 PM

The Darkhorse Dozen: 12 Underrated Players

Mitch Lightfoot, Kansas

Udoka Azubuike has emerged as a force for the thin-inside Jayhawks, but should he get into foul trouble, Lightfoot could be put on the spot to hold down the post for pivotal stretches. On a team that so seldom relies on its bench, Lightfoot is the one most likely to pressed into important action.


Posted by: Maximus

Re: Big 12 Tournament - 03/05/18 02:33 PM

Tough bracket to win out unless top 4 seeded!

Posted by: tmcats

Re: Big 12 Tournament - 03/05/18 02:34 PM

K-State non conference wins for headed to the NIT

say what?