Oklahoma State basketball is on the verge of a stunning Big 12 title with a shot at Texas in the championship game.
The most exciting part of Championship Week has been the Big 12 Tournament, which has produced thrilling games all week long. The end result is an unusual championship game matchup between Oklahoma State and Texas, each of whom has taken a very different path towards the title game.
The Cowboys had to work hard to get to the championship round, gutting out a win against West Virginia before taking down Baylor 83-74 last night. Cade Cunningham and Avery Anderson dominated the game for Oklahoma State, combining for 45 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to hand the Bears their second loss of the season.
The victory was the Cowboys’ sixth win against a ranked opponent in the past 19 days, an incredible run that has helped Oklahoma State make a late push for a spot inside the Top 16 seeds on Selection Sunday. Capping off the Big 12 Tournament with a seventh win over a ranked opponent in Texas could help Mike Boynton’s team make a strong case to land on the two-line in the NCAA Tournament.
The Longhorns have only had to play once in Kansas City, beating Texas Tech by a point on Thursday night to earn a ticket to the semifinals. Friday turned into an unexpected off day for Texas after Kansas, the Longhorns’ scheduled opponent, withdrew from the tournament after a member of the program’s Tier 1 personnel tested positive for the coronavirus.
These teams split their season series with each winning on their home court. The fact that the third matchup comes on a neutral floor with a Big 12 title on the line is going to make this showdown a lot of fun.
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