Big 12 Basketball Review – Week 16

Norense Odiase (left) and Toddrick Gotcher (center) of Texas Tech celebrate the Red Raiders' 63-62 win over Oklahoma State at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock.  The win is TTU's second straight over the Pokes in Lubbock. (Tulsa World)

Norense Odiase (left) and Toddrick Gotcher (center) of Texas Tech celebrate the Red Raiders’ 63-62 win over Oklahoma State at United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock. The win is TTU’s second straight over the Pokes in Lubbock. (Tulsa World)

It looks as if the best that the Big 12 is going to do in the postseason is six teams into the NCAA, two into the NIT and one possibly to the CIT.

After Oklahoma State lost to Texas Tech on Saturday in Lubbock, the Cowboys essentially knocked themselves out of the NCAA Tournament.  Kansas State still has a shot at getting out of the bubble and into the field, due to the Big 12’s depth and the Wildcats’ favorable resume which includes wins over Texas A&M and Kansas.  After Saturday the Big 12 Tournament would look like:

Kansas State and Texas Tech each have just one game left, and they both head to Central Texas for those (Texas and Baylor respectively).  Kansas State and Texas each need to win if they want to make it out of the bubble and into the NCAA tournament, but each may need a solid run through next week’s Big 12 Tournament as well.

Oklahoma State needs to make a run next week and get wins over both TCU and West Virginia this week in order to make the dance.  Unfortunately, the Horned Frogs already showed they are more than capable of matching up against the Cowboys.  Playing on Senior Night in Stillwater will give OSU a slight edge, but not much to account for much, especially considering that Oklahoma State is playing their worst basketball of the season.  I’m taking TCU for the sweep, giving the Pokes arguable the weirdest tourney resume in the nation.

 

Week 16 Results

Monday:
Kansas State 70, No. 8 Kansas 63

Tuesday:
No. 20 West Virginia 71, Texas 64

Wednesday:
TCU 71, Texas Tech 54
No. 19 Baylor 79, No. 12 Iowa State 70

Saturday:
No. 16 Oklahoma 67, TCU 60
No. 19 Baylor 78, No. 20 West Virginia 66
Texas Tech 63, Oklahoma State 62
Kansas State 70, No. 12 Iowa State 69
No. 8 Kansas 69, Texas 64

Kurt’s Korner Week 16 Record: 5-4
Kurt’s Korner 2014-15 Record: 134-47

 

Week 17 Picks & Schedule

Monday:
No. 15 Oklahoma over No. 17 Iowa State
No. 14 Baylor over Texas

Tuesday:
No. 9 Kansas over No. 20 West Virginia

Wednesday:
TCU over Oklahoma State

Friday:
No. 14 Baylor over Texas Tech

Saturday:
Texas over Kansas State
No. 15 Oklahoma over No. 9 Kansas
No. 20 West Virginia over Oklahoma State
No. 17 Iowa State over TCU

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