Myron Medcalf of ESPN.com writes that Oklahoma State senior Markel Brown is the team’s vital leader.
Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com writes that the 10-team Big 12 is proving that there is there is strength in fewer numbers.
Eric Prisbell of USA Today explains why Kansas freshman Joel Embiid is the “x factor” in March Madness.
Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman says that Oklahoma State is playing its best basketball.
After going scoreless at West Virginia, Kansas point guard Naadir Tharpe told his teammates that he plans to “bring more to the table.”
Bryce Miller of the Des Moines Register says that Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg is one of the nation’s best and most underrated coaches.
New Iowa State softball assistant coach Lindsey Ubrun is helping the Cyclones as a hitting coach and by keeping the team loose.