Not so much - yet. If Oklahoma State could just figure out how to play the Big 12's less dominant teams the same way, they could cause some serious damage at the conference tournament next week. But for the other eights teams that have convened at Chesapeake Arena, the stakes are much higher: The victor receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
No. 7 Texas vs. Kansas has lost nine straight games to Kansas State. Since Feb. 3, OSU owns two wins over Kansas, a win at West Virginia and a home win against Texas Tech.
The Bears (18-12, 8-9) can also assure themselves of at least a top six conference finish with a win and avoid playing on the first day of the Big 12 tournament Wednesday in Kansas City.
No. 3 West Virginia vs.
"I don't get any bad vibes about this team", the sixth-year Longhorns coach said. "You want a team that's excited about postseason play and to know that they're going to give their best effort". Mulkey said she anticipates the Australian "begging to put a brace on and just try to play". A monster slam to cap off his career in Stillwater and a game that left him feeling all the feels.
"I just always wanted to walk into a postgame interview feeling like Russell Westbrook", Smith said. "That team lifted each other up and lifted me up as a coach".
"I don't think our energy was great, and we weren't making shots (at the start)", Lindsey said.
Forward Mitchell Solomon added 16 points and guard Jeffrey Carroll had 10 in their final appearances at home for Oklahoma State (18-13, 8-10 Big 12), which led the entire game. The 6-7 junior post, who leads the conference with a.654 field goal percentage while scoring 19.7 points per game, is almost a lock to earn All-America honors as well.
Tournament games will be held at the Sprint Center.
The K-State Wildcats used a strong first half and then matched Baylor point for point in the second half to earn a 77-67 victory at Bramlage Coliseum. He has OSU as a No. 9 seed. Game 1 Winner (ESPN/2) 1:30 p.m.
No. 4 Kansas State vs. Seven previous times Kansas has won as a No. 1 seed.
No. 8 Oklahoma State vs. Tip-off will be at approximately 1:30 p.m. CT.
Sunday's semifinals (FS1): Game 3 vs.