It seems like I've been here before. Something about Iowa State and Kansas playing in the Big 12 tournament semifinals after the Jayhawks swept the regular season series feels familiar to me. Maybe because this is what happened last season? Yeah, that's probably it.

Anyway, what can I tell you about this matchup you don't already know. The Jayhawks are still the best team in the conference, even without Joel Embiid. Super Freshman Andrew Wiggins is playing his best basketball right now. KU's "role" players would be considered big time stars at most other Big 12 programs.

Meanwhile, ISU will lean on their "Big 3" of Melvin Ejim, DeAndre Kane and Georges Niang. They'll need their own role players like Monte Morris and Dustin Hogue to do what they do, but to beat a team like Kansas, the Cyclones will need their stars to play like it.

It should be a great game and a great atmosphere. But you already knew that.