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Iowa State Beats Baylor To Win 2014 Big 12 Tournament

Iowa State defeated Baylor 74-65 to win the 2014 Big 12 Tournament.

DeAndre Kane was named Tournament MVP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Andrew Wiggins, Isaiah Austin, Georges Niang and Melvin Ejim.

The championship game featured the fourth seeded Cyclones and seventh seeded Bears.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Self Thinks Perry Ellis Could Lead Jayhawks In Scoring

Bill Self thinks there’s a great chance that Perry Ellis will lead the Kansas Jayhawks in scoring this season.

Self was asked whether the Ellis might be a forgotten man due to the arrivals of Andrew Wiggins and Wayne Selden.

“He’s not with our guys,” Self said. “I think there will be a great chance Perry could lead us in scoring. He’s improved so much. You said ‘Wiggins and Selden’ but trust me, (Conner) Frankamp, (Joel) Embiid, (Brannen) Greene, (Tarik) Black and (Frank) Mason, those guys are good players, too. It was a nice recruiting class and one in which Andrew I think was the cherry on the top so to speak. Those other guys are really good players. They’re just young.

“They’re going to be young and will probably make a lot of mistakes. We’ve got to figure out how to close games, obviously. Perry will be a big reason why we have a chance to be pretty good, especially early in the season, because we’re going to lean on him. Even though he’s not experienced he’s more experienced than anybody we have.”

Ellis is the Jayhawks' top returning scorer after averaging 5.8 points in 13.5 minutes a game as a freshman.

Via Gary Bedore/Lawrence Journal World

Tyus Jones, Jahlil Okafor To Make Joint Visit To Baylor

Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor will travel to Baylor this weekend to get a first-hand look at the campus.

Jones and Okafor, two of the top five players in the class of 2014, have indicated a desire to play together at the college level.

Baylor is one of three schools the pair will visit together. Kansas and Duke are the other two.

Via Jeff Borzello/CBSSports

Cliff Alexander Reportedly Favoring Kentucky, Michigan State, Kansas

Kentucky, Michigan State and Kansas are considered to be the frontrunners in Cliff Alexander’s recruitment.

Alexander's girlfriend will be a freshman on the Kansas women's basketball team this season.

"They say he's going to Kansas because the girl he dates goes to Kansas," Alexander’s high school coach, Mike Oliver said. "People are always spouting rumors."

Oliver added that Alexander talks about Michigan State and Tom Izzo "all the time."

Via Ben Roberts/Lexington Herald-Leader

Self Worried About Wiggins' Ability To Maintain Focus

Bill Self continues to heap praise on Andrew Wiggins.

Self, however, has noticed Wiggins’ tendency to float through stretches of games.

"Andrew will be the best athlete I've ever been around," Self said. "He's a 6-8 guard. His stroke has gotten better. The biggest thing with me and him is making sure he's plugged into every possession. When he was in high school, he could really turn it on but he hasn't been able to do it for an entire game. That's what worries me a little bit."

Wiggins has been called the best prospect since LeBron James.

"He weighs 200 pounds,” Self said of Wiggins. “He's not LeBron.”

Via Seth Davis/Sports Illustrated (via Chris Johnson/RushTheCourt)
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