When Kamau Stokes, Dean Wade, and Barry Brown Jr. took the court for their senior night, they already knew that Texas Tech had won. They knew that in order to clinch their own share of the conference crown, they too had to win.
Two hours later, they were hoisting the Big XII championship trophy.
In the first few minutes, the game looked like it might be a nailbiter, with the lead changing four times in the first six minutes. For Oklahoma, that’s where their spoiler bid ended. K-State found a rhythm and ultimately stretched the lead to as high as 29 before ultimately winning by 15.
The title marks the first time in 15 years that rival Kansas hasn’t won the title, and doesn’t it feel good that the Wildcats were the ones to take that away?