Mike Boynton's shoes pitter-pattered as he exited the hallway in the Sprint Center's underbelly and turned right into the Oklahoma State locker room.
Washington: The Huskies (20-12) needed a big performance in the Pac-12 Tournament to get into contention for an NCAA bid. Including 2018, Kansas has appeared in eight of the last nine semifinals, beginning in 2010.
TCU had never lost to the Wildcats in the postseason, beating them in the NCAA, NIT and Big 12 tournaments over the years. KU last won the title in 2016.
Kansas set a school record for 3-pointers in a season (319) when Lagerald Vick knocked one down with 3:49 to go.
Kansas pushed the pace with 18 points off of fast breaks versus an opposing 3 points off of fast breaks.
In his absence, Mitch Lightfoot, who started, and Silvio De Sousa combined for 14 points and 14 rebounds in 38 combined minutes. The Cowboys won by 18 point in their last meeting just five days ago.
OklahomaState wasn't as effective in turning points into turnovers - 16 points from turnovers, compared to Kansas' 20.
Kansas State guard Barry Brown made a layup with 11 seconds remaining that proved to be the game-winner, though he missed the ensuing free throw that could have pushed the margin to three. Azubuike averages 13.7 points and 7.1 boards.
Young finally got on track for the Sooners, burying back-to-back 3-pointers when the Cowboys' defense lapsed.
Not only did the Wildcats take the ball from the Horned Frogs, they capitalized mightily by turning those 14 turnovers into 17 points. In his first season at Kansas State, the 6-foot-9 New Mexico Junior College transfer is averaging 6.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game. Shooting 5-for-9 from the field, Wade finished the game with 12 points and three rebounds.
Kansas also will play without its top big man, Udoka Azubuike. The KansasJayhawks are -4.5 over the Kansas State Wildcats on Friday.
K-State led 59-56 on its final possession.
"We came here to win the Big 12 Tournament".
They did lose to Kansas in the Big 12 quarterfinals.
Kansas ranks 145th in rebounds per game (35.4) while Kansas State ranks 277th (30.6). Bruce Weber is 2-13 against Kansas, all while at KSU. Kansas' effective field goal percentage was their biggest advantage over Oklahoma State.
The Wildcats held the Horned Frogs under 70 points in both regular season matchups.
Double-doubles from Devonte' Graham and Malik Newman, along with some stingy zone defense, propelled the No. 7/7 KansasJayhawks past Kansas State, 70-56, January 29 inside Bramlage Coliseum in the 288th edition of the Dillons Sunflower Showdown.
The injury occurred less than two minutes into the Wildcats' 83-67 loss to their in-state rivals.
His, father, former Texas Tech guard Rayford Young, said they will consider the controversy surrounding the NCAA, the projected strength of the draft and what Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger says about it all.
Newman did that from the jump, and the combination of added focus and increased energy produced the best game of his college career and one of KU's best individual games of the season.
Robinson concluded the contest with 16 points and six assists, making a career-high three shots from behind the three-point line to go along with a career-high three steals.
Tiger in the mix at Valspar, Spieth and McIlroy struggle
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Raptors first to play-offs after overtime victory
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North Carolina vs. Duke
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Guardiola offers odd explanation for shock Man City defeat
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Florida school shooting suspect withdraws plea
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NCAA Basketball Tournament bracket to be announced Sunday
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