Jeremy Sochan helps Baylor to Big 12 championship -

Jeremy Sochan helps Baylor to Big 12 championship

Star Freshman Jeremy Sochan has helped Baylor to their second consecutive Big 12 championship.

The former Solent Kestrel had 10 of his 12 points in a big 22-0 run for Baylor, the saw them fend off a late comeback from Iowa state to win 75-68 on Saturday night in the regular-season finale.

Sochan and Baylor (26-5, 14-4) celebrated in front of a crowd of 9,385, as they share the title with Kansas (25-6, 14-4).

Sochan scored 10 points in Baylor’s 22-0 run with two dunks, a 3-pointer, a jumper and a free throw in a stretch that saw Iowa State miss 14-consecutive shots and fall behind by 25 when Adam Flagler hit a pair of free throws with 7:53 left in the first half.

The 6’9″ Hoopsfix All-Star Classic alumnus has turned heads this season and appearing on NBA mock drafts for this summer should he declare. He won the starting role at Baylor mid-season, and is currently averaging 8.7 points and 6.1 rebounds on 48.6% shooting while being recognised for his stellar defence.

His season-high 17 point performance against Kansas last week was enough for ESPN’s Mike Schmitz to say he looked like “a potential lottery pick”.

Seeded second for the Big 12 Tournament, Baylor will face seventh-seeded Oklahoma (17-14, 7-11) in the quarterfinals at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

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