The Texas Longhorns and the Kansas Jayhawks took victories in Big 12 men’s basketball action on Monday night, as the conference began the home stretch to the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City. I went on Periscope on Monday night to talk about the Longhorns, the Jayhawks and to update Bracketology, Top 25 rankings and — yes — even NIT Bracketology.
Texas (17-11, 7-8) avenged its awful loss to West Virginia (19-9, 7-8) earlier this month with a 67-57 win over the No. 20 Mountaineers in Austin, Texas.
Texas won its third straight game, and it got it done with great guard play from Andrew Jones (22 points), Courtney Ramey (21 points) and Matt Coleman III (13 points). I talk about what other keys led to this winning streak and why it’s important that it’s happening without a certain player.
West Virginia is now heading in an awful direction, having lost five of its last six games. Why is this happening? Well, two things stuck out after the past three weeks and I explore that in the Periscope.
And Texas went all ‘Country Roads’ on West Virginia, and they didn’t have the John Denver went to our school excuse like Texas Tech did a few weeks ago.
Meanwhile, Kansas (25-3, 14-1) avoided the No. 1 hangover with a relatively easy 83-58 win over Oklahoma State (14-14, 4-11).
Devon Dotson finished with 11 points and Udoka Azubuike finished with 19 points and 16 rebounds. Oklahoma State’s Cameron McGriff led the Cowboys with 16 points.
In the Periscope I talk about what led Kansas to the win, and then I discuss the new AP Top 25 rankings, the updated Bracketology and how the Big 12 Tournament’s Top 2 seeds may be determined. And it’s the most Big 12 way you could think of.
The Big 12 wraps up this cycle of games on Tuesday night with three contests — TCU at Iowa State at 6 p.m. CST, Kansas State at Baylor at 7 p.m. CST and Texas Tech at Oklahoma at 8 p.m. CST.
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