Championship Week Preview- Big 12

BIG 12 TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

Locks

  • Kansas
  • Kansas State
  • Baylor
  • Texas A+M
  • Missouri
  • Texas
  • Oklahoma State

3 Players to Watch

  1. James Anderson (Oklahoma State)- A prolific scorer who happens to be a really good shooter.  He’s best when he is catching and shooting when he gets his feet set.  He averaged 22.5 ppg during the regular season.
  2. LaceDarius Dunn (Baylor)- Another guy who can light it up from 3 point range.  Averaged 19.2 ppg and 4.7 rpg.
  3. Cory Higgins (Colorado)- If he wasn’t a Buf, he’d be a little more recognized. He put up impressive numbers, 18.9 ppg, 3.9 rp and 2.4 apg.

(James Anderson)

Sleeper

  • Oklahoma State- The Cowboys will go as far as James Anderson takes them.

Projected Championship Game- 1. Kansas (30-2) (15-1) vs 3. Baylor (24-6) (11-5)

The Big 12 has arguably been the best conference in the country this season.  They are looking to get 7 teams into the NCAA Tournament.  Kansas was the class of the league winning its first 13 in conference until falling to Oklahoma State on the road.  Baylor has been the surprise of the Big 12 winning 11 games in the league.

Kansas is the favorite to win the tournament.  They have all the tools and intangibles.  Sherron Collins is a bowling ball playing the point guard position.  He’s quick, explosive and a good ballhandler.  Inside, Cole Aldrich has dominated.  He has a great basketball IQ.  Swingman Xavier Henry is a solid shooter.

(Sherron Collins)

Baylor is led by there backcourt in Tweety Carter and LaceDarius Dunn.  Inside Ekpe Udoh is projected to be a 1st Round NBA Draft Pick.  Udoh has long arms and is a solid rebounder.

Prediction- Kansas, It depends how much the Jayhawks want the Big 12 Tournament Crown.

Projected NCAA Tournament Seeds

  • Kansas (1)
  • Kansas State (2)
  • Baylor (5)
  • Texas A+M (6)
  • Texas (7)
  • Oklahoma State (8)
  • Missouri (10)
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STANDINGS- http://espn.go.com/ncb/conferences/standings?confId=8

TOURNAMENT BRACKET-http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/tournament/bracket/_/id/16/2010-big-12-tournament

 

 

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