The Big 12 had its share of upsets Saturday and Sunday, most notably Joel Embiid and the Jayhawks getting stopped by a feisty San Diego State squad in Lawrence.
No. 13 Iowa State 73, Texas Tech 62:
Georges Niang and Melvin Ejim scored 17 and 16 points respectively in Iowa State’s school-record 13th straight win. The 13th ranked Cyclones used a big 10-2 rune late in the second half to pull away from the Red Raiders.
Iowa State plays Baylor tomorrow night.
No. 6 Oklahoma State 71, Kansas State 74
Even with Le’Bryan Nash scoring a team-high of 20 and Marcus Smart putting up 15, the Cowboys couldn’t get it done against the Wildcats.
Kansas State was led by Marcus Foster, who put up a team high of 17, and Thomas Gibson who collected 11 rebounds in addition to scoring 11 points.
No. 21 San Diego State 61, No. 16 Kansas 57
The Aztecs rolled into Lawrence and gave Kanas its first non-conference defeat at home since 2006. Andrew Wiggins continues to be an enigma and looked sloppy even with his team-high of 14 points. Joel Emiid, however, looked fantastic and Lottery Pick worthy.
Texas 85, Oklahoma 88
Sophomore guard Buddy Hield put up 22 points, including 4 threes, to give the Sooners the edge in Austin Saturday night. Texas’ Javan Fenix had 28 points.
No. 9 Baylor 80, Savannah State 50
Taurean Prince continues to do wonders as Baylor’s sixth man. The sophomore forward put up 15 points and helped put the Tigers away early. In addition, Isaiah Austin and Rico Gathers each contributed 11 points for the Bears.
West Virginia 74, TCU 69
The Mountaineers snapped the Frogs’ five-game winning streak Saturday. Amric Fields scored a season of high of 22 in the Frogs’ loss. Fields was also the leading rebounder with 5. The Frogs are already showing signs of improvement since the opening loss against SMU, but they’re going to have to improve their rebounding if they want to make any noise in the conference.
Brandon Parish scored 18 and leading scorer Kyan Anderson scored 12 in the loss.