Kansas State didn't have quite enough to overcome #3 Nebraska. (Kansas City Star)
We've been a bit neglectful of the distaff side of Big 12 basketball. The women's tournament is also in Kansas City this weekend. The Big 12 women are no slouches either at Mr. Naismith's game, with at least seven teams in the Top 25 and one in the top 5. That would be Nebraska--yes, that Nebraska that thumped my Catamounts earlier this year--and the Lady Cornhuskers won this afternoon, pulling away from K State for a final of 63-46. Also in the quarter finals, Texas A&M (11), which features three women from the Kansas City metro, beat Texas (20) 77-64. The nightcap features Oklahoma St (21) against Iowa St.(14) followed by Baylor (18) verses Oklahoma (12). Yes, Kansas and Missouri's women's teams are both done; neither made it out of round one. They are playing at the Municipal Auditorium, an older venue well cared for and restored in downtown Kansas City.