Big 12 Men’s Basketball Saturday Rundown: Down Goes Kansas

The Jayhawks suffered their second loss of the week Defending national champion Kansas suffered their second loss of the week. TCU won their first-ever in Lawrence and

dismantled the Jayhawks 83-60. The 23-point differential was more than the combined point differential of the other four Big 12 conference games on Saturday (22 total points).

Two of those other games were both won by one basket, with Oklahoma State defeating No. 12 Iowa State 61-59 in Stillwater and No. 21 getting a road win in Norman, beating

Oklahoma 62-60. No. 13 Kansas State is now in sole possession of first place in the league after getting the 68-58 win at home against Texas Tech. And No. 7 Texas won in

Morgantown, defeating West Virginia 69-61. Here are some other interesting stats about the conference The Big 12 is the only league in which all teams have reached

double-digit wins and are above .500. A nation-high 60% of the league is ranked in the Top 25 for the first time this season; it’s the first time since March 15, 2021; these

six teams have a combined 19-11 record versus Top 25 teams. All teams in the league are in the Top 74 of NET rankings; the only league to accomplish this. Kansas is ranked

No. 8, followed by Texas (9), Iowa State (10), Baylor (14), Kansas State (16), TCU (17), West Virginia (30), Oklahoma State (43), Oklahoma (57), and Texas Tech (72). The

Big 12 conference NET ranking of 27.6 is the lowest of all leagues; the next lowest is at 55.43 (Big Ten). The 7.5-point average scoring margin in Big 12 conference games is

the smallest of all conferences and 2.2 points smaller than the closest A5 league.