Following Saturday’s showdown in Waco, one team finds itself in familiar territory while the other still has an opportunity to make program history. The Kansas Jayhawks are once again in position to win at least a share of the Big 12 title, and the Baylor Bears are looking for their first regular season crown. The teams have secured the top 2 spots in the league, and in addition to winning the Big 12, look to cement projected 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament.
This week on All12 Courtside, we’re joined by The Athletic’s CJ Moore, who will provide some perspective and analysis on the final weeks of the conference season.
All12 Courtside correspondents also report from around the league where the conference season has turned things upside down for some programs. In Morgantown, Bob Huggins says his team’s dynamic has changed, and the Mountaineers who were once in the conversation for a 2 seed in the NCAA tourney must now focus on a top-6 finish in league play.
It’s a different story for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, who are now fighting for a first-round bye in the Big 12 Tournament after starting conference play 0-8.
We also take stock of the bubble teams, as the Oklahoma Sooners got a desperately needed win, and Texas has somehow climbed back onto the periphery of the NCAA Tournament field with three consecutive wins.
Pete Francis reports on the Kansas State Wildcats, who’ve now dropped eight games in a row. For the first time in program history, the Wildcats are playing the top 2 ranked teams in the country in the same week. Bruce Weber explains why he hopes his team is mad heading into a Sunflower Showdown rematch with Kansas.