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Kansas State guard Cartier Diarra (2) drives past TCU guard Francisco Farabello (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Big 12 men's basketball tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Kansas State holds off TCU 53-49 in Big 12 tourney

Mar. 12, 2020 1:12 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas State hadn't won consecutive games since opening the season in November with four straight wins. The Wildcats have now put together back-to-back wins after beating Iowa State on Saturday, and TCU 53-49 on Wednesday night in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament. Cartier...

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2019, file photo, Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) blocks a shot by East Tennessee State forward Vonnie Patterson (23) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan. Azubuike was selected to the Associated Press All-Big 12 first team announced Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Azubuike was also named the AP Big 12 Player of the Year. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Kansas' Azubuike AP Big 12 player of year, Drew top coach

Mar. 10, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike is The Associated Press Big 12 player of the year, with the 7-foot senior averaging a double-double for the regular season conference champion and top-ranked Jayhawks. Azubuike and Kansas sophomore guard Devon Dotson were the only unanimous picks for the AP All-Big 12 first team...

Oklahoma guard Alondes Williams (15) is knocked backwards defending against a drive to the basket by TCU guard Desmond Bane (1) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Reaves 41 points, last FG for Oklahoma in 78-76 win at TCU

Mar. 7, 2020 9:56 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The final play was drawn up for Austin Reaves, and the Oklahoma guard made one more shot to give the Sooners a victory in the final half-second of the regular season. Reaves scored 41 points, the most by a Big 12 player this season, including the game-winning fadeway jumper as the...

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) gets past TCU forward Jaedon LeDee, right, for a basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Wednesday, March 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Azubuike scores career-high 31, No. 1 Kansas beats TCU 75-66

Mar. 4, 2020 10:59 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Imagine what Kansas center Udoka Azubuike would have accomplished against TCU on Wednesday night if he was healthy. Or if he made his free throws. The bruising 7-foot center walked gingerly into Allen Fieldhouse on his sore ankle for his final home game and proceeded to score a...

TCU head coach Jamie Dixon gestures from the sidelines during an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Bane has late push for TCU in 75-72 win over No. 2 Baylor

Feb. 29, 2020 6:09 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Baylor coach Scott Drew always enjoys watching Desmond Bane play, except when the TCU guard is going against the Bears. This time, Bane may have cost No. 2 Baylor a shot at its first Big 12 title. Bane scored 19 of his 23 points after halftime, with eight in a row during TCU's big...

Texas head coach Shaka Smart gives instructions to his team during an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia in Austin, Texas, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (Lola Gomez/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Big 12 bubble teams have chance to help resume this weekend

Feb. 28, 2020 2:10 AM EST

A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND There are two intriguing games in the Big 12 on Saturday that feature teams that are likely locks for the NCAA Tournament against teams that have some work to do. The first happens in Lubbock, where Texas (17-11, 7-8) takes on No. 22...

Iowa State guard Rasir Bolton, bottom, breaks up a shot by TCU center Kevin Samuel, top, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State won 65-59. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)

Solomon Young scores 20 points, Iowa State beats TCU 65-59

Feb. 25, 2020 10:26 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — What’s one explanation for Iowa State guard Tre Jackson's career night Tuesday against TCU? “I had the mask off,” the 6-1 freshman joked. Jackson — who had been wearing the protective gear since breaking his nose a month ago — scored a career-high 18...

TCU guard Desmond Bane (1) is called for an offensive foul on West Virginia guard Jermaine Haley (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. TCU won in overtime. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

TCU extends No. 17 West Virginia's Big 12 road woes, 67-60

Feb. 22, 2020 5:44 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Desmond Bane didn't think a foul should have been called against him on the shot that appeared to be a game-winner in regulation for TCU. The Horned Frogs rendered the whistle moot in overtime. Kevin Samuel scored six of his 19 points in the extra period and TCU extended No. 17...

Texas center Will Baker (50) reacts after scoring against TCU during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Austin, Texas, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Freshman Baker's 20 points helps lead Texas over TCU

Feb. 19, 2020 11:08 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Freshman Will Baker scored a season-high 20 points and Texas snapped a four-game losing streak with a 70-56 win over TCU on Wednesday night. Baker was a top-50 recruit but had struggled to crack the Texas lineup, and had scored a total of 16 points all season. Pressed into the game...

Bane scores 17, TCU beats K-State 68-57 to stop 6-game slide

Feb. 15, 2020 8:21 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU coach Jamie Dixon wasn’t going to get picky coming off the worst loss of his 17-year career. Desmond Bane had 17 points and TCU shot 45% from 3-point range to stop a six-game losing streak with a 68-57 win over Kansas State on Saturday. “We’re too reliant...