We’re wrapping up Monday night’s games for Big 12 men’s basketball and our Matthew Postins broke it all down in our Big 12 Postgame Periscope. The Postgame Periscope is our instant review of each weeknight’s games, with analysis and context for that night’s action and beyond.
No. 1 Baylor defeated Texas, 52-45, to remain undefeated in Big 12 action and move its school-record winning streak to 21 games. The Bears (22-1, 11-0) surpassed their best start in conference history. The Bears once started 10-0 in Southwest Conference action in 1948.
MaCio Teague led the Bears with 11 points and Devonte Bandoo came off the bench to score 10 points.
Texas (14-10, 4-7) lost its sixth game in a row, with Matt Coleman leading the Longhorns with 11 points. The Longhorns showed some life in the second half and I broke that down, along with why head coach Shaka Smart should embrace that “life” the rest of the Big 12 season in an effort to save his job in Austin. Also, Twitter had some thoughts about who should replace him, should Texas and Smart part ways.
Meanwhile, in Lubbock, the newly-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders (16-8, 7-4) dismantled the TCU Horned Frogs (13-11, 4-7), 88-42. The Red Raiders, now No. 24 in the nation, shot 60 percent from the floor and 59 percent from the 3-point line and built a huge lead by halftime. Four Red Raider starters were in double figures, led by 17 points each from Jahmi’us Ramsey and Davide Moretti.
In the Periscope I talk about the uptick in the Red Raiders’ play and how the next few games gives the Red Raiders a chance to burnish their NCAA Tournament credentials.
TCU (13-11, 4-7) lost its seventh straight game and was led by Jaire Grayer’s 10 points. Why is this happening? And do the Horned Frogs have any hope of postseason action now? I discuss.
Check back in here at HeartlandCollegeSports.com for the breakdown of Tuesday’s game between Oklahoma State and Kansas State.