Big 12 Basketball Review – Week 7

Kansas State lost to Texas Southern after holding a 4-point lead with less than 10 seconds left on Sunday in Manhattan. (SB Nation)

Kansas State lost to Texas Southern after holding a 4-point lead with less than 10 seconds left on Sunday in Manhattan. (SB Nation)

While it was a light week featuring eight games and two schools that were off altogether, I think I have figured out who will be finishing at the bottom of the conference.

Yes, Kansas State has reached a new low in Bruce Weber’s 2nd year at helm of the Wildcats.  With conference play starting this week, they need to resolve this quickly.  Otherwise, Saturday’s opener in Stillwater will be ugly.  No “if’s” about it.

TCU got snubbed and left out of this week’s AP Top 25 after being in it last week and winning on Monday.  Oklahoma State and Iowa State both enjoyed bye weeks to get the Big 12 opening week.  Other than that, Texas Tech is in the middle of a Kansas State-like collapse right before conference play.  Texas lost an overtime thriller to Stanford and Kansas got blown out at Temple.  There shouldn’t be any panic in Austin or Lawrence though, Temple shot really well against the Jayhawks and Stanford is always a hard game to play, regardless of location.  Just ask Kansas after last year’s NCAA Tournament.

With roughly 18 games left in each team’s season, the nation’s best conference is headed into the gauntlet.


Week 7 Results:

No. 22 Baylor: W 70-66 vs. Southern

No. 12 Iowa State: Idle

No. 10 Kansas: L 77-52 @ Temple

Kansas State: L 58-56 vs. Texas Southern

No. 19 Oklahoma: W 85-51 vs. Weber State

Oklahoma State: Idle

No. 25 TCU: W 80-39 vs. Grambling State

No. 9 Texas: L/OT 74-71 vs. Stanford

Texas Tech: L 62-44 vs. Loyola-Chicago (Continental Tire Classic Semifinals; Las Vegas); L 82-69 vs. Houston (Continental Tire Classic 3rd Place; Las Vegas)

No. 18 West Virginia: W 77-44 vs. Wofford

*Only tournament picks are for first game

Kurt’s Korner Week 7 Record: 4-4

Kurt’s Korner 2014-15 Record: 71-16


Week 8 Schedule and Picks:


No. 22 Baylor: Tuesday vs. Norfolk State – W

No. 9 Iowa State: Wednesday vs. Mississippi Valley State – W; Saturday vs. South Carolina – W (BROOKLYN HOOPS Presents)

No. 13 Kansas: Tuesday vs. Kent State – W; Sunday vs. UNLV – W

Kansas State: Wednesday vs. Georgia – L

No. 18 Oklahoma: Wednesday vs. George Mason – W

Oklahoma State: Tuesday vs. Missouri (Kansas City) – W

TCU: Monday vs. Tennessee State – W

No. 11 Texas: Monday vs. Rice – W

Texas Tech: Monday vs. North Texas – W

No. 17 West Virginia: Tuesday vs. Virginia Tech – W

Big 12 Conference Play:


Kansas State @ Oklahoma State – OSU

Texas @ Texas Tech – Texas

Baylor @ Oklahoma – Oklahoma

West Virginia @ TCU – TCU

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