Earlier this week, we took a look at what the teams in the Big 12 North have accomplished so far this season. Today, it's time to take a look at the South division. We all know about Texas, how about the other schools?
Baylor- 8-1 this season. Baylor's only win against a major conference opponent comes courtesy of the PAC 10 and Arizona State, they also beat a tough mid-major in Xavier. Baylor's only loss comes against Alabama. Baylor has been playing at a fairly slow pace, averaging 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes and 77.2 points per game. Baylor is led in scoring by Tweety Carter (seriously, Tweety?) who averages 18.8 ppg and LaceDarius Dunn who averages a little over 17 ppg.
Texas Tech- 9-0! The Red Raiders have beaten two major conference opponents this season, Oregon State and Washington (anyone else noticing a trend about the PAC 10?). Tech is averaging 73 possessions per 40 minutes and 78.3 points per game. Mike Singletary is their leading scorer at 14.2 ppg, followed by John Roberson
who averages 13.6 ppg. Should be an interesting season for Tech as Pat Knight steps farther away from his old man's shadow, does a poor conference showing put him on thin ice?
Texas A&M- The Aggies are off to an 8-2 start, major conference wins coming against Clemson and Minnesota. They've lost to West Virginia and New Mexico. A&M has played at a pretty slow pace, averaging 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes and 75.1 points per game. They do seem to be doing a good job of getting to the free throw line, second in the conference in attempts so far this season. Donald Sloan
is the leader for this team, he averages 17.4 points per game and leads the team in minutes per game. One thing about A&M, their coach has to be one of the smartest men in the conference.
Oklahoma State- Okie State is 9-1, Stanford and Utah are their most impressive wins. Their only loss was a drubbing at Tulsa, losing 86-65. The Cowboys are averaging almost 70 possessions per 40 minutes and 76.4 points per game. They shoot well from the free throw line (71%) and haven't shot very well from the 3 point line (31%). They're led by James Anderson (21.2 ppg) and Keiton Page (10.7 ppg). No clue what to expect from this team, just know that going to Stillwater is always tough.
Oklahoma- The Sooners basketball team is off to a somewhat surprising slow start at 7-3. They've beaten two major conference opponents in Arkansas and Arizona. The three losses came early in the season to VCU, San Diego, and Houston. OU averages 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes and 78.4 points per game. Willie Warren
leads them with 19.6 ppg and 33 minutes per game. Oklahoma seems to have figured out some things since the early speed bump, they'll be an interesting team to watch throughout the year.
Texas- The Longhorns are 9-0 this season. Biggest wins are against Pittsburgh and USC, huge game today against North Carolina. Texas has played faster than anyone in the conference, they average 74.7 possessions per 40 minutes and 85.4 points per game. The Longhorns are led by Damion James
(15.4 ppg) and Dexter Pittman
(13.7 ppg). If anyone is going to challenge KU's throne as Big 12 Champs, it will be these guys.
Power Rankings time?