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Posted: 9/27/2012 3:27:51 PM

Last year coming into the season this conference looked strong and one to be reckoned with, but this year I don’t think the same statement can be made.  Way too many early departures across the conference have left this conference looking like one of the weaker of the biggies in my opinion.   Thus they may be the most fade-able in early season action.

They got 6 bids last year, but I don’t see that happening this year.  Missouri took one with them to the SEC.  Texas A&M is also gone.  Insert TCU to get boot-stomped this year even by a down league & West Virginia.  I think they end up with 3 bids max at season’s end.

I have to return to the well this year with Baylor and Kansas as the top teams at season’s end.  I think Kansas can win the crown. 

One team I like to make big improvements on last year is Okie St.  I think this Nash & Smart combo could be one to watch.  I have them sneaking into the tourney.

I know I should probably include K State on this list of top teams and would have no hesitation if Frank Martin was still the head coach there, but with Bruce Webber at the helm I have major hesitation doing so.  This team, unlike many others I can name, was a true representation of their coach on the court.  Grit, heart and fight to win games that maybe they shouldn’t win, but with Martin gone I can’t buy that the team will be the same on the court that we’ve known them to be under him.  Things go awry early, and B dubyah could be losing himself another team like last year with Illinois.

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Posted: 9/27/2012 3:28:10 PM

Baylor

Head Coach: Scott Drew

Returners:  

Pierre Jackson sr G 13.8 ppg, 5.9 apg, 1.8 stpg, 40.8% 3pt%, Big 12 2nd team, Big 12 all rookie team

Brady Heslip jr G 10.2 ppg, 45.5% 3pt%

A.J. Walton sr G reserve 2.8 apg

Cory Jefferson jr F reserve 52.2% fg%

Losses:

Quincy Miller F 10.6 ppg, 4.9 rpg, - Big 12 co-freshman of the year, Big-12 honorable mention, Big 12 all rookie team

Quincy Acy F 12 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 57.7% fg%, - Big 12 2nd team, Big 12 defensive team

Perry Jones III F 13.5 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 50% fg%, - Big 12 3rd team

Newcomers to watch:

Isaiah Austin fr C -  no. 2 ranked position, no. 4 overall

Ricardo Gathers fr F – no. 8 position, no. 37 overall

L.J. Rose fr PG – no. 11 position, no. 74 overall

Chad Rykhoek fr C – no. 25 position

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Posted: 9/27/2012 3:28:26 PM

Kansas

Head Coach: Bill Self

Returners: 

Jeff Whitney sr C 53.6% fg%, 6.3 rpg, 9 ppg, - Big 12 defensive POY, Big 12 3rd team, Big 12 defensive team

Elijah Johnson sr G 10.2 ppg, 3.5 apg

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Thomas Robinson F 17.7 ppg, 11.9 rpg, 50.5% fg%, - Big 12 POY, Big 12 1st team

Tyshawn Taylor G 16.6 ppg, 4.8 apg, - Big 12 1st team

Newcomers to watch:

Anrio Adams fr SG – no. 22 position, no. 98 overall

Andrew White fr SF – no. 12 position, no. 51 overall – 11 ppg exhibition

Zach Peters fr PF – no. 36 position – 6.3 rpg exhibition

Perry Ellis fr PF – no. 5 position, no. 24 overall – 10.3 ppg, 5.5 rpg, exhibition

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Posted: 9/27/2012 3:28:42 PM

Oklahoma St.

Head Coach: Travis Ford

Returners: 

Le’Bryan Nash so G/F 13.3 ppg, 5 rpg, - Big 12 co-freshman of the year, Big 12 honorable mention, Big 12 all rookie team

Markel Brown jr G 10.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg

Brian Williams so G 9.6 ppg

Jean-Paul Olukemi sr G/F 9.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg

Phillip Jurick sr C 65.5% fg%, 4.9 rpg, 1.7 blkpg

Marek Sourek so F/C reserve 55% fg%

Losses:

Keiton Page G 17.1 ppg, 1.5 stpg, - Big 12 2nd team

Newcomers to watch:

Kirby Gardner jr G (juco transfer) 17.5 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 4.6 apg, 50.5% fg%

Marcus Smart fr SG – no. 3 position, no. 10 overall – 9.5 ppg exhibition

 

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Posted: 10/19/2012 2:24:01 PM
Baylor at 9-1 to win the regular season conference.  
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Posted: 10/19/2012 10:29:45 PM

How on earth can you have a Big 12 Review to include Kansas and not mention the best player on their team, will easily be the newcomer of the year in the Big 12 and have a legitimate shot at player of the year in the Big 12?

Ben McLemore

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Posted: 10/20/2012 11:43:12 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by KingRGIII:

How on earth can you have a Big 12 Review to include Kansas and not mention the best player on their team, will easily be the newcomer of the year in the Big 12 and have a legitimate shot at player of the year in the Big 12?

Ben McLemore

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No chance he is BIG 12 player of the year.  
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