Monday, February 6, 2012

Big 12 Conference Race Becomes Interesting

Missouri’s victory over Kansas Saturday night created a log jam atop the Big 12 men’s basketball standings. Missouri, Kansas and Baylor all are tied for the lead with 8-2 records.

There will be guaranteed separation this week.

Baylor plays Kansas at home on Wednesday and then has a road date at Missouri Saturday. The Bears two losses were at Kansas and at home against Missouri. So Baylor has some score-setting if it wants to stay on top or near the top of the league.

While the above mentioned three teams are fighting it out for the lead, Iowa State is quietly surging toward the top. The Cyclones are next in the standings at 7-3. Iowa State has been quite impressively lately. It has already picked up three roads wins and will search for No. 4 Tuesday night at Oklahoma State.

Iowa State is done playing Kansas, but has two games left with Baylor and a road contest at Missouri.

Kansas is usually the major force in the Big 12 but that could chance this season. Baylor and Missouri are legitimate title contenders and who knows with a few breaks Iowa State could enter the conversation.

This race is a fun one. And you can probably expect more entertainment to the end.

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