A glimpse at the approaching week all around the Large 12 Meeting:
Sport OF THE WEEKEND: Texas Tech at Kansas. The Red Raiders obtained a significantly-required 84-65 acquire over TCU on Monday, just two times immediately after keeping off Arkansas in Lubbock. The Jayhawks fell to 5-3 in the league immediately after losing at Texas 73-63 on Tuesday, and a loss on Saturday would significantly dampen their title hopes. Kansas usually by no means loses major games like this a person in Phog Allen Fieldhouse, but this is commencing to truly feel like an atypical time in Lawrence.
Seeking Forward: Baylor hosts TCU in search of a 6-2 commence to league play. The Bears, a person of the nation’s major surprises over the previous few weeks, are coming off a 30-point blowout of Oklahoma. … Kansas Condition travels to Oklahoma Condition. The Wildcats have gained 5 in a row in the Large 12, but they’re also coming off a humbling 65-53 loss at Texas A&M. … The Longhorns will journey to Ames to deal with the Cyclones, although the Sooners play West Virginia in Morgantown. Oklahoma’s NCAA Event hopes would just take a strike if they lost to the scuffling Mountaineers.
Participant TO View: Dean Wade, Kansas Condition. The Wildcats seemed lost at occasions with no the league’s preseason player of the yr. But Wade has strike his stride, averaging 16.5 details in his final 4 games. A healthful Wade can make K-Condition a critical title contender in a race that, for as soon as, appears to be extensive open up.
Within THE Numbers: Dedric Lawson of Kansas has to be regarded the present-day favorite to acquire the conference’s player of the yr award. Lawson is averaging 19.5 details and a league-top 11.1 rebounds a game, and he’s eighth in the Large 12 with 22 blocks. … Oklahoma State’s Lindy Waters and Thomas Dziagwa are both equally capturing far better than 43 per cent on 3s. Only Iowa State’s Tyrese Haliburton and Lagerald Vick of Kansas experienced increased percentages coming into Wednesday’s action. … Jarrett Culver is averaging 18.5 details, 6.9 rebounds and 3.9 helps for each game.
ON THE WOMEN’S Side: Baylor shot up to No. 1 in the poll for the first time since 2013 on Monday. The Lady Bears grabbed the prime location immediately after Notre Dame was shocked by North Carolina on Sunday. Baylor hosts Texas Tech on Saturday. … Texas was 12th, but that’ll probably transform immediately after the Longhorns lost to West Virginia at house on Monday. … No. 23 Iowa Condition acquired player of the week honors (Kristin Scott) and freshman of the week honors (Ashley Joens). It was the 2nd straight week that Joens gained the award for the league’s prime rookie.
FROM WIRE Reports