Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2008-09 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.
Defending a national championship is hard enough, but try doing it without a single returning starter and with seven newcomers. That's Bill Self's problem this season, and improving Oklahoma and Texas teams look ready to knock off the Jayhawks.
Tony Crocker had 12 points and Oklahoma survived an off day from all-conference forward Blake Griffin to beat Colorado 54-49 Friday in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament.
Richard Roby scored eight of his 32 points in the second overtime and Colorado put a dent in Baylor's NCAA tournament hopes with a surprising 91-84 win Thursday.
Baylor's history-making loss to Colorado in the Big 12 tournament is going to leave the Bears with some anxious moments until Selection Sunday, writes Tim Griffin.
Kansas St. 78, Colorado 72
Colorado 67, Iowa St. 55
Missouri 60, Colorado 53
Mario Chalmers had 13 points and No. 3 Kansas held Colorado's Richard Roby to just two Saturday in a 69-45 victory, the Jayhawks' 25th straight at home over the Buffaloes.
Colorado 72, Oklahoma 58
Oklahoma St. 64, Colorado 63
Missouri 66, Colorado 62
D.J. Augustin scored 25 points, A.J. Abrams sparked a second-half rally and No. 19 Texas rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat Colorado 69-67 on Saturday night.
Colorado 63, SMU 52
Colorado 73, Colorado St. 70
New Orleans 67, Colorado 65