Let’s take a trip lower back to March 6, 2004. Usher ruled the charts with “Yeah!” Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King changed into the freshly crowned Best Picture Oscar winner in an eleven-for-11 sweep.

And Kansas basketball failed to finish on top of the Big 12 standings.

On that day, Oklahoma State routed Texas A&M 70-41 to win the conference outright. It turned into seeing you later in the past, Texas A&M, Colorado, Missouri, and Nebraska aren’t even within the league anymore. Hello to “new” members TCU and West Virginia.

Since that Oklahoma State solo title, Kansas has received at the least a share of 14 consecutive normal-season conference titles, an NCAA report. However, that streak would possibly finally give up this season.

Kansas rival K-State is currently tied first in the conference at thirteen-4 with Texas Tech. It seems like this can be the year the streak ends.

As we approach the cease of the regular season, we run down the main Big 12 championship contenders by way of searching at projections, gamers, records and schedules — and the way it can quit.

The state of the Big 12 basketball title race
Kansas State
Record: 23-7 general, thirteen-4 Big 12
Remaining games: 1 (March 9 vs. Oklahoma)

K-State’s loss at KU on Feb. 25 was more significant about the Jayhawks final alive inside the race than dooming the Wildcats’ name possibilities. Kansas’ sixty four-49 wins intended the Wildcats had a little extra stress on themselves.

The true news? Since then, K-State beat Baylor and TCU to maintain its spot in a first-vicinity tie. If the Wildcats beat Oklahoma on Saturday, they’ll cease KU’s streak — and clinch as a minimum a tie.

Texas Tech
Record: 25-5 standard, 13-4 Big 12
Remaining video games: 1 (March 9 at Iowa State)

Lost in the whirlwind of a Kansas-or-Kansas State war become the truth that Texas Tech is proper there, too. Now they are extra than “simply there” after dismantling Kansas 91-sixty two, narrowly beating Oklahoma State on Feb. 27 and incomes dominant wins over TCU and Texas.

The Red Raiders will deliver their championship-quality defense each game. The query is if Jarrett Culver and Co. Can rating sufficient.

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