Podcast: 11 Straight Big 12 Titles, West Virginia Thriller, and Cliff Updates

Death, taxes, and Kansas winning the Big 12.

It happened again. People said it wouldn’t happen, but it happened again. The Jayhawks are Big 12 kings for the 11th consecutive year, and for the sixth time in the last seven seasons, KU is the outright champion.


An incredible two days of college basketball locked in 11 straight Big 12 titles for Kansas, and it was topped by the second-greatest comeback in the history of Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks overcame an 18-point deficit to defeat the West Virginia Mountaineers in overtime. However, despite earning the league crown, Kansas enters the final week of the regular season banged up, as Perry Ellis (knee), Wayne Selden (ankle), and Cliff Alexander (investigation) all appear between out and questionable in Saturday’s regular-season finale. Reports are out on Alexander’s investigation, and we break down how it could be better or worse for the Jayhawks.securedownload

Against West Virginia, the Jayhawks were tabbed with a 2.7% win expectancy when they trailed by 8 with 1:55 left and the Mountaineers had the ball. They rallied to win behind Frank Mason and Jamari Traylor, concluding a perfect 16-0 record at Allen Fieldhouse this season. It was an amazing game, but was it better than Iowa State’s ridiculous comeback against Oklahoma? Is it time to give Scott Drew his nickname back? And is Daniel finally conceding that Kentucky appears to be steamrolling towards a perfect 40-0 season?

As the Big 12 regular season slate comes to a close, we make one final round of predictions in the regular season. The Jayhawks head to Oklahoma for a game with the Sooners that holds little value for Kansas. Who should play, and how much, exactly? What will the Big 12 Tournament bracket look like at the end of Saturday? Inside the Paint is here to break it all down for you.

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Ryan Landreth

I’m a recent graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University. In addition to writing for Rock Chalk Blog, I host the Inside the Paint podcast that covers KU basketball, and I write for Royals Review in the summer. My grandma has had season tickets to Jayhawk basketball for 30 years, and I have the privilege of going to most games with her.