Naadir Tharpe had 19 points to lead five Kansas players in double figures, and the fifth-ranked Jayhawks held off Oklahoma 83-75 on Monday night to wrap up a share of their 10th consecutive Big 12 championship.
Xavier Henry scored 18 of his 23 points in the first half and No. 1 Kansas clinched at least a share of its sixth straight Big 12 regular season title with an easy 81-68 victory over Oklahoma on Monday night.
A.J. Abrams broke out of a shooting slump with seven 3-pointers and 24 points, helping Texas (No. 8 ESPN/USA Today, No. 6 AP) reach its third consecutive Big 12 tournament final with a 77-49 win over Oklahoma on Saturday.
So what if Kansas racks up regular-season wins and Big 12 titles. Success in college hoops is now measured by NCAA Tournament wins, and that has been a shaky proposition for the Jayhawks, writes Andy Glockner.