Oklahoma State sinks No. 12 Texas Tech's Big 12 title hopes
12 Texas Tech 52-51 on Saturday, eliminating the Red Raiders from the Big 12 title race. Terrence Shannon missed a contested jumper just before the buzzer for Texas Tech, and Oklahoma State (15-15, 8-10) celebrated a win in its season finale. Oklahoma State is banned from postseason play because of NCAA rules violations, so the Cowboys can’t play in the Big 12 tournament next week. The Red Raiders (23-8, 12-6) needed a victory and losses by Baylor and Kansas to finished tied for the Big 12 lead. Oklahoma State: Season over.wftv.com
No. 1 Baylor loses 2nd straight home game, 61-54 to Okla St
Oklahoma St Baylor Basketball Oklahoma State guard Bryce Thompson scores over Baylor guard Adam Flagler (10) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, in Waco, Texas. 1 Baylor 61-54 on Saturday, giving the Bears consecutive home losses for the first time in nearly six years. The reigning national and Big 12 champions led for only 16 seconds Saturday against an Oklahoma State team playing its third Big 12 road game in five days. The only time Oklahoma State (9-7, 2-3) trailed was after Kendall Brown’s basket that made it 4-3 only 2 1/2 minutes into the game. Baylor hadn't had consecutive losses since the last three regular-season games of the 2018-19 season and its Big 12 tournament opener.wftv.com
McCormack helps No. 3 seed KU survive E Washington, 93-84
3 seed Kansas. 14 seed Eastern Washington 93-84 on Saturday to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Compounding problems for Kansas: Garrett, one of the nation's best defenders, picked up his third foul before the break. AdThey finally did midway through the second half. But the Eagles' defense let them down in the second half, when Kansas began getting open looks and knocking them down.
Kansas' record Top 25 run over; Michigan jumps to No. 3
Michigan took advantage of Villanova's loss at St. John's to jump into the top three, Ohio State climbed three spots to No. The Jayhawks began their Top 25 streak on Feb. 2, 2009, when freshman guard Bryce Thompson was 6 years old. “We have plenty of games to go win and I know this team can do it,” Kansas guard Christian Braun said. 15, followed by Tennessee, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Creighton and Southern California. The Bruins dropped out, along with Kansas, Florida and Drake, whose 18-0 start was spoiled in a 74-57 loss to Valparaiso.
She scores! Fuller kicks 2 extra points for Vandy, Vols win
Fuller cleanly converted both of her kicks, to the cheers of her teammates and family. After the game, Fuller said the Vanderbilt football staff has judged her on ability throughout her short tenure with the team. “This whole time has been if I can do it, if I’m good enough to do it,” Fuller said. They also won their second straight loss to Vanderbilt for the first time since 2014-15. ... Bailey started his second straight game and completed his first 13 passes, which included Tennessee's first TD on a 6-yarder to Princeton Fant.
Top freshmen forge their own paths in picking schools
(AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)Many of the nation’s brightest prospects in the most recent recruiting class didn’t necessarily select the most obvious schools. In the meantime, four of the top seven players chose Oklahoma State, Southern California, Stanford and Florida State. Jerry Meyer, the director of basketball scouting at 247Sports, says he noticed this trend starting in 2015. Barnes is ranked seventh in the 247Sports Composite and played high school basketball at Montverde (Florida) Academy. He was named the California male athlete of the year and the California basketball player of the year by USA Today.