The Drive ep. 24, February 11, 2018
Despite struggling at home Kansas was able to hold out and beat TCU 71-64. Foul trouble limited Azubuike to play just seven minutes in the first half, but 18 in the second picking up 11 rebounds. Mitch Lightfoot replaced Vick as the starter also.
Kansas however was not able to pick up a win against Baylor, losing 80-64. Manu Lecomte scored eight straight points for Baylor after No. 10 Kansas had pulled within a basket. With this loss KU is now in second place in the Big 12, with Texas Tech being one game ahead of them.
Kansas State picked up one win this week against Texas to win 67-64. The end of the game was a little too close for comfort, trailing until a 3 pointer by Cartier Diarra, then followed it with a steal and a layup to make it 57-54.
The Wildcats did not see the same results against Texas Tech. Keenan Evans scored 19 points leading the win against K-State 66-47.
At halftime both teams had 27 points and K-State came out strong, but could not finish allowing Tech to get a huge lead. In the second half, Kansas State had more turnovers (11) than made baskets (5) and ended up shooting just 29 percent. Dean Wade had the most points at only 13. K-State is in the middle of the pack for the Big 12 and still on the bubble for the tournament.
Kansas gets ranked 6 overall which is a number 2 seed while Virginia is the top overall seed in preliminary NCAA Tournament rankings. Villanova, Xavier and Purdue earned the other top seeds.