A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference.

GAME OF THE WEEKEND: Kansas at Texas Tech. The Jayhawks and Red Raiders enter Saturday’s game tied for second place in the league at 9-4, a game behind surging Kansas State. Tech has won four straight by an average of 24 points since a 79-63 loss to Kansas in Lawrence back on Feb. 2, while the Jayhawks have won their last three games. Kansas then hosts the Wildcats on Monday night in a swing that could end up deciding the league title.

LOOKING AHEAD: Iowa State, which dropped to a tie for third in the league with Baylor after the Bears won 73-69 in Ames on Tuesday, travels to TCU on Saturday. It’ll be a major test for the Cyclones, who played their worst game of the season in a 92-83 home loss to the Horned Frogs two weeks ago. But TCU has dropped three in a row since springing that upset at Hilton Coliseum. … Baylor hosts West Virginia. The Mountaineers have lost four straight and are last in the Big 12 at 2-11. … Texas and Oklahoma, two teams fighting for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, square off in Norman. … K-State plays Oklahoma State in Manhattan. The Cowboys are just 3-10 in the Big 12, but they beat TCU their last time out.

PLAYER TO WATCH: Kerwin Roach II, Texas. The senior guard is averaging a career-high 15 points a game for the Longhorns, who’ve won three of their last four. Roach is shooting 55.8 percent from the field during that stretch — though the 10 turnovers he’s committed over the past two games might be a sign of fatigue for a player averaging 31 minutes a game.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Dedric Lawson of Kansas and Marial Shayok of Iowa State head into the weekend in a dead heat for the Big 12 scoring title at 19.2 points a game. Jarrett Culver of Texas Tech is third with 17.8 points a game. … Graduate transfer Makai Mason has been a major surprise for the Bears, but he’s struggling to overcome a toe injury. Mason has missed two of his last four games, and in the games he played he was just 6 of 32 from the floor. …K-State’s Barry Brown leads the league with two steals a game, and he’s playing a conference-high 34.9 minutes a game.

ON WOMEN’S SIDE: No. 1 Baylor plays at No. 20 Iowa State on Saturday. The Bears have won 16 straight after Wednesday’s 80-40 victory in Waco against scuffling Kansas. … Texas Tech freshman Chrislyn Carr is third in the league with 17.9 points a game, and Brittany Brewer is fifth at 16.1 points an outing.

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Kansas State guard Mike McGuirl (00) drives to the basket while defended by West Virginia guard Jermaine Haley (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)
Kansas State guard Mike McGuirl (00) drives to the basket while defended by West Virginia guard Jermaine Haley (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Feb. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)