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Daily Round Up: March 1, 2018

NCAA Basketball: Prairie View A&M at Texas A&M John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports

Shaka Smart needs a strong finish.

What Big 12 teams will make this year’s tournament?

Texas possesses wins over TCU, Oklahoma (twice) and Texas Tech. But the NCAA criteria also allows the committee to consider player availability and Texas is only .500 (10-10) without starting guard Andrew Jones, who is undergoing leukemia treatment.

Andrew Jones is out of the hospital and has begun outpatient treatment. The fund to help Jones’ family is still accepting donations.

“My doctors tell me I am continuing to show improvement, and that is really encouraging,” Jones said. “My family and I will remain in Houston for this next stage of my recovery. As we’ve said before, I’m really thankful for all the love and support that has been shown to me and to my family. It has truly been overwhelming. I hope you’ll continue to keep me in your daily thoughts and prayers. Together, we WILL win this fight.”

Here is everything you need to know about 2018 Championship Week.

Barking Carnival has an updated timeline of the FBI college basketball corruption probe.

A Matthew McConaughey sighting is now a must before students graduate.

Aggies. That is all I need to say about this.