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  1. Oklahoma State's bizarre season ends

    Myron Medcalf

    SAN DIEGO -- In a matter of months, it all crumbled. More like the brick exterior of an old church than a cookie. A gradual but obvious decline. Marcus Smart returned to Oklahoma State to rid his program of the lingering stench that arose in the w...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  2. Iowa State is the sexy Final Four pick now

    Myron Medcalf

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Thousands of Iowa State fans converted Kansas City's Sprint Center into their own little Hilton Coliseum throughout the Big 12 tourney. As their favorite team advanced, more supporters arrived to enjoy the program's first Big 12 t...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  3. Baylor, Iowa State survivors in Big 12

    Myron Medcalf

    KANSAS CITY -- There was so much blood. It didn't flow, it gushed. Late in the second half of Iowa State's 94-83 victory over Kansas in Friday's Big 12 tourney semifinals, Georges Niang lay on the floor with a reddening towel covering his face. Br...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  4. Iowa State's key trio can take Cyclones far

    Myron Medcalf

    KANSAS CITY -- As Melvin Ejim, DeAndre Kane and a bandaged Georges Niang -- he took an elbow to the right eye -- walked off the podium, each player gave Fred Hoiberg a fist bump minutes after they'd punched Kansas in the mouth. On Friday night, th...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  5. Wiggins doesn't have to change, we do

    Myron Medcalf

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Andrew Wiggins rose. But when gravity pulled a trio of Oklahoma State defenders back to earth, he kept climbing. Wayne Selden Jr. could have thrown that pass anywhere and Wiggins would have grabbed it and flushed that breathta...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  6. Brown: Oklahoma State's vital leader

    Myron Medcalf

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In a game it couldn't afford to lose, Oklahoma State waded through the same funk that confounded Texas Tech in the first matchup of the Big 12 tournament at the Sprint Center. Then Markel Brown decided that he'd had enough of t...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  7. Joel Embiid of Kansas Jayhawks active in pregame drills; status u...

    Myron Medcalf

    Joel Embiid took part in pregame drills during Kansas' first shootaround in the Big 12 tourney on Wednesday, shooting a few jumps shots and dribbling around the floor at the Sprint Center.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2014
  8. Tournament preview: Big 12

    Myron Medcalf

    The sun rose. And Kansas won its 10th consecutive Big 12 title. There's more, though. The 2013-14 campaign for the Big 12 orchestrated a shift in the conference hierarchy. The Big Ten has been the king of regular-season college basketball for y...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  9. Forget March: Embiid should prep for pros

    Myron Medcalf

    In just a few hours, the narrative changed. Bill Self began Monday with a "nothing to see here" routine. Joel Embiid, the Big 12's Defensive Player of the Year and a critical element in Kansas' Final Four aspirations, would return eventually, he s...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  10. Monday upsets showcase Big 12's depth

    Myron Medcalf

    A league should be judged according to its depth, not its best. Florida can't mask the SEC's flaws. And San Diego State's excellent season doesn't change the decline of the Mountain West. Depth is the barometer. And if that's the universal y...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  11. One shove could ruin Smart's reputation

    Myron Medcalf

    It's sad, really. This Marcus Smart who will probably be suspended soon. This frustrated sophomore who pushed a Texas Tech fan toward the end of a 65-61 loss to the Red Raiders on Saturday. This 19-year-old individual with a temper that's complic...

    Blog | February 09, 2014
  12. Weekend Picks: Syracuse over Duke?

    Myron Medcalf

    The games will mean more as Selection Sunday approaches. But the games also make less sense now, right? Northwestern over Wisconsin? Texas in the hunt for the Big 12 title? Utah putting up a fight against No. 1 Arizona? Anything can happen. ...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  13. Weekend Homework: Iowa State needs 3s

    Myron Medcalf

    Life was good in Ames, Iowa, through the first 15 games of the season. Fred Hoiberg had his most intriguing squad of his tenure. His point guard, Marshall transfer DeAndre Kane, had snuck into the Wooden Award conversation. The players around him ...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  14. Rick Barnes making changes you can't see at Texas

    Myron Medcalf

    Texas lost its top four scorers from last season, but Rick Barnes has this year's team is shocking the Big 12.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2014
  15. Weekend Picks: Tennessee over Kentucky?

    Myron Medcalf

    Well, that didn't go well. North Carolina, why do you consistently confuse me/us? I mean, I had no business picking the Tar Heels to win at Syracuse last weekend. But they've done the unthinkable all season against ranked teams and unranked teams....

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  16. Joel Embiid can carry Kansas

    Myron Medcalf

    During Kansas' preseason practices last October, the eyes of the spectators were locked onto a lanky new arrival. By then, everyone had heard of Andrew Wiggins. But Joel Embiid was still somewhat of a mystery. Even then, however, the vast potentia...

    Blog | January 14, 2014