Big 12 basketball semi-finals: Kansas v Iowa State Live on WatchESPN

Kansas City, Mo. — Big 12 Conference regular-season champion Kansas University (24-8, 14-4) advanced to the semifinal of the 2014 Big 12 Championship with a 77-70 in overtime win against Oklahoma State.

The Jayhawks have advanced to the semifinal for 16th time in the 18-year history of the event.

Kansas will face Iowa State after the Cyclones defeated Kansas State, 91-85, in their quarterfinal game. Kansas and Iowa State are meeting in the semifinal of the event for the second-straight season, the 10th time in conference tournament play and the fourth time in the Big 12 Championship.

KU is 10-5 all-time in Big 12 Championship semifinal games and 18-15 in all-time postseason league tourney semis.

STAND-OUT

Star freshman guard Andrew Wiggins finished one point shy of a KU tournament scoring record with 30 points in the win against Oklahoma State on Thursday. He has 71 points in his last two games, including a KU freshman scoring record 41 points at West Virginia (3/8) and has bumped his scoring average to 17.3 points per game.

THE SERIES

Meanwhile, Kansas leads the all-time series with Iowa State 175-59, dating back to 1908, and has won five-straight and 18 of the last 19 meetings. ISU’s last win was Jan. 28, 2012, 72-64 in Hilton Coliseum. Since the inception of the Big 12, Kansas is 31-8 against Iowa State with a 28-8 record in regular-season play and a 3-0 mark in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship.

Head coach Bill Self is 21-3 all-time versus Iowa State, including 20-3 while at KU, while ISU’s Fred Hoiberg is 1-8 all-time against KU. Expect a close one as since Hoiberg’s arrival at ISU, four of the last seven meetings have been decided by nine points or less with two of those in overtime, both being during the 2012-14 regular-season.

Kansas vs. Iowa State (Big 12 semi)
Time6 p.m.
LocationKansas City, Mo.
ArenaSprint Center (18,972)
SeriesKansas leads, 175-59
TelevisionESPNU/Big 12 Newtork
Brent Musburger (Play-by-Play)
Fran Fraschilla (Analyst)
Holly Rowe (Sideline)
RadioJayhawk Radio Network
Affiliate List
Online: Jayhawk Digital Passport
Live StatsKansas Sidearm Stats

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