Monday, January 31, 2011

Dimes and dunks - Big 12 edition

- Uh, what happened to the Big 12's best hope for a Texas loss? Texas A&M has shown no ability to get a decent shot off against Texas' defense and is down 25 at half. Texas looks really, really good. The Longhorns have to go to Nebraska, Colorado and Baylor yet this season, and may slip up once, but it's hard to see them losing three games in the Big 12.

- The bad news just keeps coming out of Manhattan. Former McDonald's All-American Wally Judge is leaving the Kansas State program which means the Wildcats are very short-handed in the "bigs" department. Judge's departure, coupled with the exit of Freddy Asprilla, means that KSU only has Jordan Henriquez-Roberts and Alex Potuzak as guys 6' 9" or above.

- Did you know that Kansas coach Bill Self has not won in Lubbock, TX during his career at Kansas? Self and the Jayhawks get an opportunity to right that wrong tomorrow night.

- I miss the days of a younger Ron Franklin and Jon Sundvold broadcasting Big 12 games on Big Monday. I know I say it often but, really, it's painful to listen to Brent Musberger and Bob Knight do these games. At least Musberger seems better prepared this year versus the numerous mistakes he made last season on these broadcasts.

- Teams on the rise: Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Tech.

- Teams holding steady: Baylor, Missouri.

- Teams on the decline: Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M.

- Teams in the NCAA Tourney: Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Texas A&M, Baylor, Nebraska. On the bubble - Colorado.

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