The Drive ep. 19, January 7, 2018

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TOPEKA, Kan. (THE DRIVE) Kansas had a hard loss against No. 18 Texas Tech, losing 85-73. The Jayhawks were 6 of 26 from beyond the arc and missed all 12 of their 3-point attempts in the second half.

KU continues to struggle with having limited depth in their roster, especially for the interior of the court.

Kansas was able to pull out a win against TCU. Devonte Graham scored 28 points with eight straight free throws in the final 2:02 as No. 10 Kansas held on for an 88-84 victory over No. 16 TCU. Udoka Azubuike had 14 points, but played only 13 minutes before fouling out.

It was the first meeting between the schools since TCU upset the then-No. 1 Jayhawks in the quarterfinal round of the Big 12 Tournament last March.

The Wildcats didn't have any better luck, losing to West Virginia 77-69. The Cats were led by Xavier Sneed with 20 points and Dean Wade with 17 points and 10 rebounds, but the duo couldn't compensate for miserable performances by guards Barry Brown and Kamau Stokes. Stokes was 0 for 10 from the field and had six points.

After defeating KU, Texas Tech destroyed Kansas State winning 74-58. By shooting 70 percent in the first half, the Red Raiders jumped out to a 20-4 lead and went to halftime with a 40-22 lead.

Barry Brown led Kansas State with 24 points and Dean had 14 before fouling out in the final 3 minutes. Newcomer Cartier Diarra added 11 points.

Kamau Stokes went to the Wildcats locker room with an apparent ankle injury before the first half ended and didn't return, and will be out for the foreseeable future.

Bill Snyder officially announced that he will be coming back for his 27th season, as long as his health allows him. He believes he can still coach and provide guidance for the team and lead them to more victories.

The Chiefs lost to the Titans 22-21 in the playoffs, which ends their season. Kelce went out at the end of the first half with a possible concussion. There were many missed opportunities including a missed field goal, an unsuccessful 4th down conversion, and some "fumbles" that were never called or over turned.

The Kansas City Royals have offered first baseman, Eric Hosmer, a franchise-record seven-year deal worth a reported $147 million.