Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Oklahoma, Florida mutually agree to cancel game Wednesday

    The Score "Oklahoma and Florida canceled their matchup scheduled for Wednesday, the schools announced. A reason for the cancellation wasn't provided. However, Florida plans to travel to Connecticut this week to play two games at the Mohegan Sun Arena, sources..." November 30

  • Top 10 players to watch in college hoops in 2020-21: 5-1

    The Score "College basketball's back.  We're counting down the players to watch this season, and one day after presenting 10-6 on the list, here are the top 5: 5. Ayo Dosunmu, F, Illinois Ayo Dosunmu tested the NBA draft waters in the offseason,..." November 27

  • No. 2 Gonzaga men fight off No. 5 Kansas for Mark Few's 600th career win

    USA Today "Coming into the 2020 Fort Myers Tip-Off, everyone knew the best game of the men's college tournament would be the first: No. 2 Gonzaga versus No. 5 Kansas. As expected, it was a competitive matchup. The Zags eventually pulled away and defeated the Jayhawks..." November 26

  • West Virginia to replace Tennessee in Jimmy V Classic

    ESPN "West Virginia is replacing Tennessee in next week's Jimmy V Classic, it was announced on Wednesday. West Virginia will face preseason No. 1 Gonzaga next Wednesday night in Indianapolis. The other game in the event features No. 2 Baylor vs. No...." November 25

  • Arizona State withdraws from Empire Classic after Baylor coach Scott Drew tests positive for COVID-19

    Yardbarker "Arizona State has withdrawn from the Empire Classic following No. 2 Baylor basketball head coach Scott Drew testing positive for COVID-19. The Sun Devils were scheduled to play the Bears on Wednesday, but on Sunday, Drew announced his positive test. But Baylor still intended..." November 23

  • Gonzaga is top overall seed with Baylor, Villanova, Virginia also No. 1 seeds

    CBS Sports "Welcome to what figures to be a strange, disjointed, but hopefully complete season of college basketball.  And when basketball season is upon us, it is time to create a preseason NCAA Tournament bracket as well.  If I am going to do a bracket though, a prerequisite is that..." November 23

  • CBB title odds: Best bets, values ahead of 2020-21 season opener

    The Score "At long last, the college basketball season is finally upon us, and there are some familiar names atop the title oddsboard. Baylor and Gonzaga - both of whom flirted with potential No. 1 seeds before the NCAA Tournament was canceled in March - are tied for the top spot..." November 23

  • Scott Drew tests positive for COVID-19

    247 Sports "Baylor men’s basketball coach Scott Drew has tested positive for COVID-19, he announced in a statement on Sunday afternoon. Drew said he is not feeling any symptoms of COVID-19 right now. Associate head coach Jerome Tang will serve as the interim head coach in..." November 22

  • Kansas, Kentucky, UNC, Duke Shut out of NBA Lottery for 1st Time Since 2000

    Bleacher Report "The 2020 NBA Draft has turned out to be more historic than previously expected.   For the first team in two decades, neither Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina nor Duke produced a lottery pick. " November 19

  • 2021 NCAA Tournament contender tiers

    CBS Sports "College basketball season starts next week, and the sport's top officials have already explained their intent to host the 2021 NCAA Tournament in a controlled environment. So all indications are that a champion will be crowned this season, unlike last season when the..." November 18

  • Six teams who made the NCAA Tournament, but won't make it back in 2021

    CBS Sports "The college basketball landscape has shifted quite a bit since the last NCAA Tournament began 20 months ago. Back then, the sport was enjoying the presence of players like Ja Morant and Zion Williamson and programs like Dayton and San Diego State weren't in the NCAA..." November 13

  • Iowa's Luka Garza, Baylor's Jared Butler lead 2020-21 AP preseason All-America team

    CBS Sports "With just two weeks until the college hoops season gets underway in earnest, the Associated Press on released its First Team All-America squad on Wednesday, led by Iowa's Luka Garza, Baylor's Jared Butler and Gonzaga's Corey Kispert, the..." November 12

  • Baylor looking to make history when it starts season at No. 1

    USA Today "Four weeks before the Baylor Bears begin their 2020 season, Scott Drew settled into a chair for his weekly scheduled video call. Within a few moments, his confidence beamed through the virtual wall separating him from a dozen media members. Drew let out a short, villainous laugh at..." November 12

  • Ranking the five toughest games for the Kentucky Wildcats this season

    CBS Sports "The SEC released its full men's basketball schedule on Friday and Kentucky -- ranked No. 13 in the latest CBS Sports Top 25 (and one) -- easily has one of the toughest slates to face in 2020-21. The Wildcats open their season against Morehead State on Nov. 25 but it quickly..." November 06

  • 2020-21: Ranking college basketball's 10 most important freshmen

    CBS Sports "The advent of the new G League Pathway Program designed to give top basketball prospects a professional option directly out of high school had an impact on this year's freshman class. Top-10 prospects Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuminga chose to sign with the new program over playing college..." November 02

  • Legendary Oklahoma, TCU and Lamar basketball coach Billy Tubbs dies at 85

    CBS Sports "Legendary basketball coach Billy Tubbs, an icon of the sport who won four Big Eight Coach of the Year awards in the 1980s while at the University of Oklahoma, died after a years-long battle with leukemia on Sunday morning. He was 85 years old. Tubbs' family announced his..." November 02

  • Mac McClung Immediately Eligible to Play at Texas Tech After Georgetown Transfer

    Bleacher Report "The NCAA granted Mac McClung's transfer waiver, allowing him to play for Texas Tech in 2020-21 after leaving Georgetown for the Red Raiders.  McClung shared a video Friday announcing the news. " October 30

  • Former Kansas basketball player Silvio De Sousa faces aggravated battery charge

    WIBW "Former KU men’s basketball player Silvio De Sousa has been charged with aggravated battery for an incident that happened on Jan. 1, 2020. A Douglas County District Court document charging Silvio De Sousa, 22, with aggravated battery says the University of Kansas basketball star..." October 29

  • Conference games should be priority

    CBS Sports "The plan is to still have non-league games this college basketball season -- and that'll likely remain the plan unless this getting-worse-by-the-day pandemic makes it something close to impossible. But, that said, news on Monday that ESPN is pulling the plug on the NBA-like bubble it..." October 26

  • Kansas forward Silvo De Sousa opts out of 2020-21 season

    Sportsnaut "Kansas senior forward Silvio De Sousa opted out of the 2020-21 college basketball season on Friday to focus on “some personal issues.” De Sousa is best known for his role in a brawl during the closing seconds of a game against Kansas State on Jan. 21. His actions in the..." October 17

  • Kansas' Silvio De Sousa opts out of 2020-21 season

    The Score "Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa announced Friday on Twitter that he is opting out of the 2020-21 campaign. "I have made the difficult decision to opt out of this season to focus all of my energies on some personal issues," the 22-year-old..." October 16

  • West Virginia Considered a Dark Horse for the Final Four

    Voice Of Motown "Although the West Virginia Mountaineers are loaded with talent this season and have a legendary head coach, they have been severely overlooked in preseason polls and by experts and prognosticators…until now. CBS Sports Basketball Analyst Jon Rothstein revealed his..." October 16

  • Despite disturbing allegations, ex-Texas State coach Danny Kaspar insists he's not racist

    Yahoo! Sports "Despite disturbing allegations of racist incidents levied against him, former Texas State coach Danny Kaspar insists in his resignation letter that he’s not a racist.  Kaspar resigned last month amid an investigation into several different racist incidents, which..." October 15