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Big 12 Hoops Title Chase 2/2/10

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You may have noticed that I only update this after a nice Texas win. Well, it has been a while and I am even more pessimistic about our chances at a Big 12 Title and NCAA Tournament success. Again, I lump everyone into "contender" status and the list is flexible as the season goes on (bye bye OU). I’ll try to update it weekly after Texas beats KU next Monday.

The Contenders

Kansas 6-0 20-1
Texas 5-2 19-3
Missouri 4-2 16-5
Kansas State 4-3 17-4
ATM 4-3 15-6
Baylor 3-3 16-4

I'm going to leave OSU off for now. They need to be invincible at home if they are to be taken serious. Beaten down by 10+ at home vs a struggling Texas teams that they built a 10 pt first half lead on is not good enough for me.

Losable Games

KSU lost at home to OSU, Texas lost at home to Baylor so there are some examples of NON losable games that were indeed lost. Those are killer for those teams.

KU (4) - @ Texas (2/8), @ ATM (2/15), @ OSU (2/27), @ Mizz (3/6)

KSU (2) – @ OU (2/20), @ KU (3/3)

Texas (5) - @ OU (2/6), KU (2/8), @ Mizzou (2/17), @ ATM (2/27), @ Baylor (3/6)

Missouri (4) - @ Baylor (2/13), Texas (2/17), @ KSU (2/27), KU (3/6)

Baylor (5) – @ ATM (2/6), Mizzou (2/13), @ OSU (2/20), @ OU (2/27), Texas (3/6).

ATM (6) - @Mizz (2/3), @TTU (2/13), KU (2/15), @ Bay (2/24), Tex (2/27), (@OU 3/6)

It's pretty simple now, we got to beat KU and win 3 out of the 4 losable road games even to have a chance at winning the tie breaker for the Big 12 regular season title. So basically, we are trying to get the 2 seed in Houston, however that may happen. I think a 2nd place finish in the Big 12 reg season and getting to the Big 12 tourney title game should allow that to happen as long as it's not KU in Houston Regional.