The Oklahoman

No. 3 Kansas beats West Virginia 78-61 without ailing Self


Playing without ailing coach Bill Self on the sideline, third-ranked Kansas turned to big offensive performanc­es from Jalen Wilson and Dajuan Harris Jr. along with some stingy defense to pull away from West Virginia 75-61 on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament. They will play fifth-seeded Iowa State, which beat Baylor earlier in the day, in Friday night's semifinals. Self missed the game with what the school called an undisclose­d illness. He was being treated at the University of Kansas Health System. Erik Stevenson had 13 points to lead West Virginia in the loss.

IOWA STATE 78, BAYLOR 72: Gabe Kalscheur hit six 3-pointers and scored 24 points to help Iowa State beat No. 10 Baylor in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament. The Cyclones will play third-ranked Kansas or West Virginia in Friday's semifinals. Jalen Bridges was nearly perfect for Baylor, going 10 of 11 from the field, 6 of 6 from the 3point arc and finishing with a careerbest 28 points.

LATE WEDNESDAY: Caleb Asberry scored 15 points, Bryce Thompson added 12 and seventh-seeded Oklahoma State overcame two more injuries in the backcourt to beat No. 10 seed Oklahoma 57-49 in the Big 12 Tournament. The Cowboys already were missing star guard Avery Anderson III following wrist surgery. Chris Harris Jr. then left midway through the first half after landing awkwardly on a 3-point attempt, and John-Michael Wright was hurt with about 4 minutes to go while scrambling for the ball near midcourt.

Texas Tech coach Adams resigns after insensitiv­e comments

Texas Tech coach Mark Adams, who had been suspended recently for racially insensitiv­e comments made toward his players, resigned shortly after the Red Raiders were eliminated from the Big 12 Tournament on Wednesday. Second-year assistant Corey Williams led the Red Raiders in their 78-62 loss to West Virginia. The incident involving Adams occurred in a meeting with a player, who wasn't identified, Texas Tech said Sunday in announcing his suspension. The school said the coach “was encouragin­g the student-athlete to be more receptive to coaching and referenced Bible verses about workers, teachers, parents, and slaves serving their masters.”

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