Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Iowa State’s Talen Horton-Tucker pleads guilty to misdemeanor theft

    College Basketball Talk "Iowa State freshman forward and NBA Draft hopeful Talen Horton-Tucker pled guilty to charges of misdemeanor theft according to Travis Hines. A first-round hopeful, the 18-year-old Horton-Tucker was charged with theft in the fifth degree. Horton-Tucker pled guilty, per court..." May 15

  • Report: Bill Self could finally leave Kansas, pursue NBA head coaching job this summer

    The Sports Daily "Bill Self has been coaching at the college level since 1985, when he was an assistant at Kansas, having a lot of success since that time. He’s been the Jayhawks head coach since 2003, and given how much he’s built for the program, it’s no surprise that he’s..." May 01

  • Former Ohio State forward Jaedon LeDee transfers to TCU

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Former Ohio State forward Jaedon LeDee has announced his decision to transfer to TCU. LeDee saw in 26 games for the Buckeyes — including two starts — averaging three points per game. He scored a career-high 16 points in a loss to Purdue after replacing the suspended Kaleb..." April 30

  • Chris Beard signs 6-year deal to remain at Texas Tech, becomes one of nation's highest-paid coaches

    Dallas Morning News "Texas Tech under Chris Beard is just getting started. Beard has signed a new six-year contract that keeps him at Texas Tech through the 2024-25 season, the school announced Monday morning. The 46-year-old Beard will make an average of $4.575 million annually throughout the deal,..." April 29

  • KU announces formal filing of Silvio De Sousa’s appeal of NCAA suspension

    KU Sports "Seventy-five days after promising to fight for his eligibility, University of Kansas officials have filed a formal appeal of Silvio De Sousa's 2-year suspension by the NCAA. On Feb. 2, during an impromptu press conference before KU’s home victory over Texas Tech, Kansas..." April 18

  • Report: Texas Tech's Jarrett Culver expected to declare for NBA draft

    The Score "Texas Tech guard Jarrett Culver is expected to declare for the 2019 NBA Draft, sources told ESPN's Marc J. Spears. Culver is believed to be a potential top-five selection in June after leading the Red Raiders to their first NCAA Tournament Final in school history. " April 18

  • TCU basketball scores commitment from Xavier transfer Keonte Kennedy

    Dallas Morning News "Two weeks removed from the end of the 2018-19 season, TCU basketball has landed an addition from a former Big East player. The Horned Frogs scored a commitment from Xavier transfer Keonte Kennedy on Sunday evening, as announced on Kennedy's Twitter account. April 15

  • What’s next for Jaylen Fisher? Will he continue in the NCAA or explore NBA options?

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Former TCU basketball player Jaylen Fisher is putting his name in the NBA Draft. Fisher announced his intentions on Thursday, the last day college players can request an evaluation from the NBA Undergraduate Advisory Committee and still be eligible to return to college..." April 12

  • Texas lottery prospect Jaxson Hayes enters 2019 NBA Draft

    Burnt Orange Nation "For the third time in as many years, a Texas Longhorns freshman big man is NBA-bound following his first season on the Forty Acres, with forward Jaxson Hayes becoming the latest one-and-done lottery prospect on Thursday after announcing his decision to enter the..." April 11

  • Texas Tech won't let UCLA take basketball coach Chris Beard easily

    Sporting News "Texas Tech has no intention of losing basketball coach Chris Beard. The 46-year-old led Tech to its first national championship appearance this year and has gotten the team to the Elite Eight in each of the last two seasons during his first three years with the program. With..." April 09

  • Virginia-Texas Tech championship game features record low total

    Larry Brown Sports "As soon as Texas Tech beat Michigan State on Saturday to reach Monday’s national championship, many began wondering what the total would be for the game. After all, Texas Tech and Virginia are two of the best defensive teams in the country, not to mention low-tempo squads. Well,..." April 07

  • Jamie Dixon out as UCLA candidate due to buyout price

    Larry Brown Sports "UCLA may be changing directions in their coaching search due to Jamie Dixon’s significant buyout. Dixon was believed to be the coach UCLA was targeting to fill their vacancy. However, his $8 million buyout was always a hurdle, and it may be too much for the Bruins’..." April 06

  • Texas Tech’s Final Four run happened for these 6 reasons

    SB Nation "Texas Tech’s March Madness success shouldn’t surprise anyone. The Red Raiders won a share of the Big 12 title in the regular season, breaking Kansas’ 14-year reign atop the league. After being upset by West Virginia in their opening conference tournament game, Texas Tech has..." April 05

  • Report: Jamie Dixon trying to negotiate lower buyout to leave TCU for UCLA

    Larry Brown Sports "Jamie Dixon appears to be high on UCLA’s list of potential men’s head basketball coaches, but there may be a big financial obstacle standing in the way of them hiring him away from TCU. Reports on Tuesday indicated that Dixon is nearing a deal with UCLA, but he has a..." April 03

  • St. John’s transfer has found a home at Texas Tech

    New York Post "When Tariq Owens decided to transfer from St. John’s to Texas Tech, he was looking to improve as a player and have a more meaningful impact that he did with the Red Storm. Things couldn’t have worked out much better. The Red Raiders are in the Sweet 16, where they will..." March 28

  • Iowa State, Steve Prohm agree to extension

    College Basketball Talk "Hands off, Alabama. Iowa State announced on Tuesday morning that they had agreed to a contract extension with head coach Steve Prohm that will keep the coach in Ames through 2025. Prohm is an Alabamian that grew up in the south, and after Avery Johnson and the Crimson Tide..." March 26