It’s pretty well known that I’m not a huge Big 12 fan. Mostly because of football and the traitorous Bill Self. But when I looked at KenPom last night after the Bedlam game and saw that Oklahoma was ranked 28th in the country in offensive turnover efficiency and then started looking at some of their main contributors I must say…
The Big 12 is pretty fucking good at basketball.
The Sooners are, record-wise, the worst team in the Big 12 along with Colorado. Oklahoma State on the other hand is probably seen as a team that could sneak its way to the 2nd weekend in March. The Sooners actually turned the ball over more than the Cowboys last night in Norman, but they actually won the contest.
In a decade that has seen the Big East and ACC be the dominant conferences for the most part, the Big 12 is starting to make a case this season to change that.
Tomas showed you Tiny Gallon and his ridiculous dunking aptitude. Willie Warren is a bonafide go-to-player. We all know that Kansas and Texas have been the most impressive teams in the country to start the season. When I first came on to write a post, I was actually trying to think of a way to not have the Big 12 as the best conference in the country but I just can’t do it in good faith. We can no longer really say that the Big 12 is too top heavy and the ACC or Big East is more balanced.
With Duke’s loss on Sunday and Carolina quickly coming apart at the seams, there’s some questions to be answered. Georgia Tech is a solid squad but I’m really starting to wonder why I had Miami in my ballot so high after looking at their schedule so far.
Texas, Kansas, K-State and Missouri all have shots at making it to regional finals. I can’t say that of any other four teams in a conference.