Michael Cobbins' ascension from a long, lanky high school standout in Amarillo, Texas, to Oklahoma State's inside enforcer and vocal leader has seen its fair share of ups and downs.
For the first time in Big 12 history, the Conference has seven teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll.
Big 12 men's basketball has the nation's best record, having posted a 90-15 mark to start the year for an .857 winning percentage.
Juwan Staten of West Virginia and Kelly Oubre, Jr. of Kansas found early presents in their Christmas stockings as the duo were named the Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Week.
Many families have had their names sprinkle the pages of sports history books. But few family stories are quite as unique as the one owned by freshman Khadeem Lattin.
Notes, numbers and updates from Big 12 men's and women's basketball
Nino Williams of K-State and Anthony Hickey of Oklahoma State are this week's recipients of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Week. Both player are honored for the first time.
TCU matched last season's win total and improved to 9-0 with an 80-69 victory over Furman.
Success In Non-conference Play Has The Big 12 Is Ranked As The Top Conference In The Nation.
Iowa State's Georges Niang and Bryce Dejean-Jones, plus Baylor's Lester Medford are the latest recipients of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Player and Newcomer of the Week. Niang is honored with a weekly accolade for the third time in his career, while Dejean-Jones earns his second newcomer honor of 2014-15. Medford is recognized for the first time.
The Big 12 Conference men's basketball coaches will participate in a weekly media-only teleconference during the 2014-15 season. The teleconference begins at 10:00 a.m. Central Time.
Josh Richardson scored 17 points Saturday as Tennessee withstood a late 3-point onslaught from Marcus Foster in a 65-64 victory over Kansas State.