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Kansas Brawl Highlights Busy Night of Big 12 Basketball

NCAA Basketball: Kansas State at Kansas

The Kansas Jayhawks, the TCU Horned Frogs and the Iowa State Cyclones claimed victories Tuesday night in Big 12 men’s basketball action. Our Matthew Postins broke it all down in our Big 12 Postgame Periscope after Tuesday’s last game. The Postgame Periscope is our instant review of each weeknight’s games, with analysis and context for that night’s action and beyond. 

Kansas beat Kansas State, 81-60. But, of course, all anyone wanted to talk about after the game was the brawl that broke out between the two teams after the game. Our boss, Pete Mundo, posted a rundown of the brawl and what came up on Twitter after the game. And I commented about the brawl during my Periscope. Kansas head coach Bill Self said the Jayhawks were in the wrong and that punishment would be coming on Wednesday. We’ll see. 


The game itself was relatively forgettable. Kansas (15-3, 5-1) had an 18-2 edge in points off turnovers at halftime, an 18-2 edge in bench points by halftime and beat Kansas State (8-10, 1-5), 81-60. Had the brawl not happened we would be talking about the 20 points, 18 of which came on 3-pointers, scored by Jayhawks guard Christian Braun off the bench. Devon Dotson had 18 points and Udoka Azubuike had 10 points and 14 rebounds. 

David Sloan scored 17 points for Kansas State. Xavier Sneed scored 16 points and joined the 1,000-point, 500-rebound club at Kansas State. Makol Mawien added 11 points. But the Wildcats looked like the complete opposite of the team that upset West Virginia in Manhattan, Kan., last Saturday.

TCU (13-5, 4-2) upended Texas Tech (12-6, 3-3), 65-54, in Fort Worth. Desmond Bane had a huge game for the Horned Frogs, scoring 27 points, grabbing 6 rebounds, dishing out 3 assists and creating 3 steals. Bane also hit six 3-pointers in the victory, which ended a two-game losing streak.

TCU was down at the half, but the Horned Frogs went on an 18-5 run to start the second half and grab the lead, one that the Red Raiders could not overcome. 

Jahmi’us Ramsey scored 15 points, while T.J. Holyfield and Terrance Shannon Jr. added 10 each. The Red Raiders shot 23.5 percent from the 3-point line and had 15 turnovers. 

TCU’s Kevin Samuel scored 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds despite a slow start. The Horned Frogs went seven minutes at the end of the game without a field goal and still managed to win the game.

Iowa State (9-9, 2-4) defeated Oklahoma State (9-9, 0-6), 89-82, behind a terrific effort by senior forward Solomon Young, who came off the bench to score 27 points and grab 9 rebounds. The Cyclones also received 21 points and 9 rebounds from Rasir Bolton and 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists from Tyrese Halliburton. 

Oklahoma State was led by 14 points from Lindy Waters III, and five other Cowboys were in double figures — Thomas Dziagwa (14), Jonathan Laurent (13), Isaac Likekele (12), Avery Anderson III (12) and Cameron McGriff (12). McGriff also had nine rebounds.

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