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  1. #Top10Thursday: Best players in SEC/Big 12 Challenge

    Myron Medcalf

    This season's SEC/Big 12 Challenge is anchored by Friday's prime-time matchup between Texas and Kentucky. But that's not the only meaningful game of the series. Kansas State-Tennessee, Florida-Kansas, Arkansas-Iowa State and LSU-West Virginia are all...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  2. Who will play point guard for Kansas?

    Myron Medcalf

    Earlier this year, Kansas announced that Naadir Tharpe had chosen to transfer to another school for personal reasons. And a promising preseason for a team that has won or shared the last 10 conference titles was pre-empted by the perennial point guar...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  3. Hoiberg takes risks, succeeds with transfers

    Myron Medcalf

    Editor's note: Over the next five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. On Monday, we unveil No. 15: Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg. On Tuesday, we release No. 14. He had a plan, but he di...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  4. Ranking the SEC/Big 12 Challenge games

    Myron Medcalf

    The pairings for the 2014 SEC/Big 12 Challenge were announced Wednesday afternoon. In the event's second year, it will again offer a variety of intriguing matchups. The Big 12 won the first Challenge last year by a 7-3 margin, and the Big 12, a le...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  5. SEC/Big 12 Challenge highlighted by Texas Longhorns-Kentucky Wild...

    Myron Medcalf

    College basketball can look forward to a pair of mega-matchups in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Dec. 5, with Texas traveling to face Kentucky and Florida on the road at Kansas.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2014
  6. Look back, look ahead: Big 12

    Myron Medcalf

    In recent years, the Big Ten has been -- arguably -- college basketball's best conference. But the Big 12 fought for that perch in 2013-14. The league featured an impressive lineup, one that only the Big Ten rivaled. Realignment's winds took more ...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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