Breaking news. Kansas is really good. But on the real, we learned some interesting things this weekend. Texas is for real, Iowa State wasn't a flash in the pan, Baylor is officially mediocre, and Oklahoma State can win even when Marcus Smart plays really bad. Here's what you may have missed from this weekend's action.
Oklahoma State 81, West Virginia 75
Even though Marcus Smart only put up 4 points, the Cowboys were able to take care of a pesky Mountaineer team in Stillwater Saturday. OSU's Le'Bryan Nash had a dazzling performance with 29 points in the win.
Baylor 60, Texas 74
Texas continues to exceed expectations, while Baylor, on the other hand, continues to fall short of the pre-season hype. Among Texas' standouts were freshman guard Isiah Austin, who finished with 27 points, and Cameron Ridley who finished with 14 rebounds and 2 blocks. This is the fifth straight win for Texas, while it's the fourth straight loss for the Bears.
Iowa State 81, Kansas State 75
After three straight losses, the Cyclones got back on track with a big win in Ames. Iowa State's DeAndre Kane finished with an abnormally low 10 points, while Georges Niang finished with 18 points and hit a big 3 late in the game that sealed the victory over the Wildcats.
Oklahoma 74, Texas Tech 65
The Sooners continue to prove they're the most balanced team in the Big 12. The Sooners were able to hold off Tech thanks to Buddy Hield, Cameron Clark, and Jordan Woodard who had 18, 17, and 15 points respectively.
Oklahoma faces Oklahoma State tonight in a very key Bedlam showdown.
Kansas 91, TCU 69
There was no miracle in the Fort this year. TCU's depth problems were fully exposed Saturday night as Andrew Wiggins put on a show in the first half. Wiggins, who finished with 27 points, had 17 at the half and put the Frogs away early.