BIG 12 MEN’S BASKETBALL: Latest Standings, Weekend Match-Ups…

by dentonramsey

BIG 12 MEN’S BASKETBALL: Latest Standings, Weekend Match-Ups…

By Denton Ramsey, NCAA Sportswriter/Big 12 Fans Baylor Correspondent


WACO, Texas – As of Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, the Big 12 Conference has a two-way tie for first place, with both the highly touted Kansas Jayhawks (24-2 Overall, 9-2 Big 12) and the Lone Star leading Texas Longhorns (22-4, 9-2) sitting at the top.

Nipping at their heels is Kansas State (18-7, 8-3), coming off a surprising loss on the road against Nebraska (15-9, 4-7) – currently in the lower echelon of Big 12 play.

Right behind K-State, the Aggies of Texas A&M (20-6, 6-5) and the Oklahoma Sooners (18-8, 6-5) are tied for fourth place in a conference expected to get five – and maybe even six – teams into the NCAA Tournament.

Baylor (17-8, 5-6) and Texas Tech (14-11, 5-6) are in a two-way tie for sixth place in conference play with only a handful of games remaining.


Big 12 Standings (02.22.2008)

                                    Big 12              Overall

Kansas                         9-2                   24-2

Texas                           9-2                   22-4

Kansas State                8-3                   18-7

Texas A&M                 6-5                   20-6

Oklahoma                    6-5                   18-8

Baylor                          5-6                   17-8

Texas Tech                   5-6                   14-11

Nebraska                     4-7                   15-9

Iowa State                    4-7                   14-12

Missouri                       4-7                   14-12

Oklahoma State            4-7                   13-12

Colorado                      2-9                   10-15


Saturday Showdowns

On Saturday, Feb. 23, the conference features six showdowns in Big 12 play as the final weeks of the season loom around the corner.

Those games, including television coverage and games times (all times Central), are as follows:

Iowa State at Texas Tech, ESPN+ (check local listings), 12:30 p.m.

Oklahoma at Texas, ABC, 2:30 p.m.

Kansas at Oklahoma State, CBS, 3 p.m.

Nebraska at Texas A&M, ESPN+ (check local listings), 3 p.m.

Colorado at Missouri, no television coverage, 7 p.m.

Kansas State at Baylor, FSN Southwest (locally), 7 p.m.


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