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ChiefsCountry
03-13-2008, 11:51 AM
Didnt see a thread about it, Ok State and Texas Tech is on ESPN2 right now.

eazyb81
03-13-2008, 12:34 PM
Kind of disappointed by the attendance.....looks light on tv.

I thought KC would come out in full support since it was back in town and the first at Sprint Center, but guess not.

ChiefsCountry
03-13-2008, 12:38 PM
Its opening round, never that full besides its Oklahoma State and Texas Tech that is part of the reason. Night cap should be pretty full with Missouri, Nebraska, and Iowa State all playing.

eazyb81
03-13-2008, 12:42 PM
Opening round used to be packed back at Kemper in the 90's. This looks just like the attendance at American Airlines Arena in Dallas.

Demonpenz
03-13-2008, 12:45 PM
Wow that attendence is.......embarrassing.

gblowfish
03-13-2008, 01:07 PM
That's because there is no recession.
My ticket money went in my gas tank.

Lzen
03-13-2008, 01:10 PM
For those that are stuck at work, you can keep updated on the scores here:

http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/scoreboard

C'mon, OSU. I need them to win so that my bracket doesn't get screwed up right off the bat.

Lzen
03-13-2008, 01:13 PM
Tied at 65 with 3:54 left.

eazyb81
03-13-2008, 01:18 PM
OSU up 69-68 with 2:20 left.

eazyb81
03-13-2008, 01:24 PM
stupid Pat Knight should have called a TO. TT had a chance to tie or win but they lost the ball and OSU is going to win.

Old Dog
03-13-2008, 01:27 PM
OSU 76 Tech 72 Final

Lzen
03-13-2008, 01:28 PM
Final
OSU 76
TT 72

ChiefsCountry
03-13-2008, 01:51 PM
Well one of the Texas schools got the boot that is fine with me. Lets go Colorado, I know LOL, and Iowa State tonight.

RockChalk
03-13-2008, 02:13 PM
great game...watched it on ESPN360 from the comfort of my office chair

ChiefsCountry
03-13-2008, 03:01 PM
Colorado is upsetting Baylor at the half.

Old Dog
03-13-2008, 03:01 PM
Colorado up 44-31 on Baylor at the half. That's unexpected (by me at least). I thought it would be KU - Baylor in the championship game on Sunday.

ChiefsCountry
03-13-2008, 03:03 PM
If Colorado pulls the upset and hopefully Iowa State does to, means 7 of the Big 8 schools will be in the Friday portion.

Skip Towne
03-13-2008, 03:33 PM
What channel is Colorado - Baylor on?

ChiefsCountry
03-13-2008, 03:40 PM
Its ESPN+, whatever affilate in Tulsa carries that.

Cochise
03-13-2008, 03:41 PM
I would imagine the attendance was low because no one gives a crap about OSU and Texas Tech. It will fill up tonight I'm sure.

ChiefsCountry
03-13-2008, 03:43 PM
Here you go Skip
http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/big12/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/08-mbaskbl-champ-tv-clearances.pdf

kstater
03-13-2008, 03:45 PM
Excellent flop there.

kstater
03-13-2008, 03:46 PM
He tried it again and the refs just laughed at him.

Skip Towne
03-13-2008, 03:48 PM
NBC usually carries ESPN+ but not today. I don't see any game listed for the KU time slot tomorrow either. Not this shit again.

kstater
03-13-2008, 03:49 PM
Why is Baylor running around trying to foul like there is 30 seconds left when there are over 4 minutes left?

ChiefsCountry
03-13-2008, 03:50 PM
Try ESPN360.com, if your internet provider is on their list you can watch it on your computer.

Skip Towne
03-13-2008, 03:51 PM
These dipshits managed to not show the first KU - KSU game as well. I had to buy the 2 - DVD set for $39.95.

kepp
03-13-2008, 04:05 PM
Overtime. For those watching the game, how did CU give up that lead? They must've had a second half like Mizzou had the other day against OU.

allen_kcCard
03-13-2008, 04:09 PM
Seems odd to me that in the scoreboards for all the Big 12 Tourny games have the location listed as "Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Championship - 1st round AT KANSAS "

MISSOURI, people!


For those that are stuck at work, you can keep updated on the scores here:

http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/scoreboard

C'mon, OSU. I need them to win so that my bracket doesn't get screwed up right off the bat.

mikeyis4dcats.
03-13-2008, 04:12 PM
Seems odd to me that in the scoreboards for all the Big 12 Tourny games have the location listed as "Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Championship - 1st round AT KANSAS "

MISSOURI, people!

I assumed they mean Kansas City, but either a typo or the banner cut off the City portion.

Mr. Laz
03-13-2008, 04:18 PM
how many teams hold the ball too long before going for the final shot. :banghead:

just stupid

colorado had the game in regulation and held the ball too long.



let's see if they make the same mistake in overtime

kstater
03-13-2008, 04:19 PM
That should have been a T.

Mr. Laz
03-13-2008, 04:19 PM
Seems odd to me that in the scoreboards for all the Big 12 Tourny games have the location listed as "Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Championship - 1st round AT KANSAS "

MISSOURI, people!

that's because they all hate mizzery too

kstater
03-13-2008, 04:20 PM
Going to second OT.

Skip Towne
03-13-2008, 04:21 PM
that's because they all hate mizzery too

Yep, the Orange Bowl Committee proved that.

ChiefsCountry
03-13-2008, 05:05 PM
Here is to Mizzou and Iowa State winning tonight.

ChiefsCountry
03-13-2008, 05:56 PM
Mizzou/Nebraska about ready to tip off here soon.

Woodrow Call
03-13-2008, 06:08 PM
Is anyone there?

Skip Towne
03-13-2008, 06:11 PM
Mizzou/Nebraska about ready to tip off here soon.

You couldn't prove it by me.

Sure-Oz
03-13-2008, 06:18 PM
8-0 mizzou run 10-6

Braincase
03-13-2008, 06:28 PM
Got back a little bit ago. That second game was outfreakin' standing. I thought for sure that Baylor would find a way to win with three of CU players having fouled out. Robey went both overtimes with 4 fouls, and should've got a call early in the first OT, but they didn't call it.

Parking is a bitch! All the lots are full during the day with people that work downtown. Found a spot 6 blocks away for a few quarters and hiked it. Used the 30 bucks I saved on parking for lunch at Gordon Biersch.

Bearcat
03-13-2008, 06:29 PM
Is anyone there?

I see more red than black/gold. Hell, I see more blue than black/gold. :hmmm:

I kept seeing posts about MU playing KU tomorrow, but Nebraska's been playing really well...

Mr. Arrowhead
03-13-2008, 06:49 PM
woo hoo huskers take a 2 point lead with a buzzer shot

Sure-Oz
03-13-2008, 06:51 PM
woo hoo huskers take a 2 point lead with a buzzer shot

I think KU would rather play Mizzou considering how bad we look everytime i watch

KcMizzou
03-13-2008, 06:53 PM
I kept seeing posts about MU playing KU tomorrow, but Nebraska's been playing really well...:spock: From who?

Bearcat
03-13-2008, 07:06 PM
:spock: From who?

I dunno, that was like 4 days ago. ;) Nothing like, OMG Mizzou is going to romp the Huskers, but I saw a few 'MU/KU will be a great Friday night game for the Sprint Center'.

I'm in Omaha the week of the Big 12 tournament in KC, and then I'm spending my 3 day weekend next week in Kansas City while the Jayhawks are (probably) in Omaha. :banghead: I guess it'll save me quite a bit of money, and time hanging out at the arenas trying to find tickets.

Guru
03-13-2008, 07:07 PM
My TV says this broadcast is in 1080i. No way this is anywhere near 1080i quality picture.

Skip Towne
03-13-2008, 07:12 PM
My TV says this broadcast is in 1080i. No way this is anywhere near 1080i quality picture.

At least you have a picture.

Woodrow Call
03-13-2008, 07:14 PM
My TV says this broadcast is in 1080i. No way this is anywhere near 1080i quality picture.


I'm having sound problems. I haven't heard the announcers all game including the halftime show. I hear the crowd and the sounds of the game but that's it.

Ari Chi3fs
03-13-2008, 07:20 PM
Go Huskers!! Muck Fizzou.

Skip Towne
03-13-2008, 07:20 PM
Who is winning?

Woodrow Call
03-13-2008, 07:27 PM
Who is winning?

Nebraska 44-37

Mr. Arrowhead
03-13-2008, 07:27 PM
huskers 44-37

Baconeater
03-13-2008, 07:57 PM
1:17 to go NU 57 MU 56

Baconeater
03-13-2008, 07:59 PM
59-56 NU with 33.7 to go. NU shooting FTs-missed it.

Sure-Oz
03-13-2008, 07:59 PM
That series explains mizzou's season...

defensive breakdown, then waste a bunch of time on O and barely hit iron, Nebraska will advance

Baconeater
03-13-2008, 08:02 PM
That should do it. Yay, we get to get our azzes kicked by KU a third time.

Mr. Arrowhead
03-13-2008, 08:02 PM
Game

Demonpenz
03-13-2008, 08:03 PM
good season mu!

DMAC
03-13-2008, 08:03 PM
Stellar season Mizzou.

Skip Towne
03-13-2008, 08:05 PM
That should do it. Yay, we get to get our azzes kicked by KU a third time.

KSU had that honor last year. It was our farewell to Huggins.

Al Bundy
03-13-2008, 08:07 PM
That was the worst 5 minutes of basketball I have seen in a while. At least Nebraska has a legitimate coach.

Ari Chi3fs
03-13-2008, 08:08 PM
Haha aha haah. I love it!

Ari Chi3fs
03-13-2008, 08:09 PM
I mean, "Im sorry guys, tough go, eh? You sure gave it your all. Better luck next year, Mizzou."

ROFL

Sure-Oz
03-13-2008, 10:24 PM
One of the worst seasons in awhile, oh well im still a fan through all the bullshit

Rausch
03-13-2008, 10:31 PM
I mean, "Im sorry guys, tough go, eh? You sure gave it your all. Better luck next year, Mizzou."

ROFL

Yeah, shame.

Now that Mizzou BBall is over we'll have to start talking about football again. Now if I can just think of something to say there...

POND_OF_RED
03-13-2008, 10:33 PM
I mean, "Im sorry guys, tough go, eh? You sure gave it your all. Better luck next year, Mizzou."

ROFL

I can't wait to see what you say to this statement about your team next weekend.

BWillie
03-14-2008, 01:46 AM
Fookin' A. I need session 4 tickets bad. Nose bleed upper levels are going for $200 a ticket right now. And that is the lowest I've seen.

PM me if you got some tickets and make me an offer

CoMoChief
03-14-2008, 02:22 AM
I can't wait to see what you say to this statement about your team next weekend.

You're a dumbass.

Anderson deserves to get fired after next season if he doesn't improve. But probably won't be since Alden is perfectly fine with mediocrity.

Lzen
03-14-2008, 08:46 AM
That should do it. Yay, we get to get our azzes kicked by KU a third time.

I really like your coach. If the guy can bring in some talent, the future is bright for NU hoops.

ROYC75
03-14-2008, 08:59 AM
Wheeee, I see the rivals are in full force again, it's tournament time.

Knock 'em out MU, Good Luck in the NCAA Tourney ! :D

Sure-Oz
03-14-2008, 11:12 AM
I really like your coach. If the guy can bring in some talent, the future is bright for NU hoops.

Does he even have his own class yet besides his nephew?

He needs significant improvement next year, shouldn't take too much

Mr. Laz
03-14-2008, 11:45 AM
go Texas!

only way KU gets a #1 seed is if they win the Big 12 Tourney AND beat Texas doing it.

ROYC75
03-14-2008, 12:14 PM
go Texas!

only way KU gets a #1 seed is if they win the Big 12 Tourney AND beat Texas doing it.


Plus it wouldn't hurt for Ten., UCLA, UNC or Memphis to tumble once.

But really, It doesn't matter to me, I'm happy with a # 2, to be the best you have to beat them anyways. The # 1's have a bigger chip on their shoulders to burden.

Old Dog
03-14-2008, 12:38 PM
Okie State up on Texas by 1 at the half, 33-32

KCChiefsFan88
03-14-2008, 02:45 PM
The Sprint Center looks great on TV... the LCD on-court display is especially cool. The Sprint Center is the complete antithesis of Dictator Carl and Herm's Chiefs... fresh, modern, and cutting edge 21st century.

Mr. Laz
03-14-2008, 03:37 PM
OU - 41
CU - 39
with under 6 minutes left to go


offense anyone?

Mr. Arrowhead
03-14-2008, 04:04 PM
OU - 41
CU - 39
with under 6 minutes left to go


offense anyone?
it ended up being a little better than that wisconsin/mich game,

ChiefsCountry
03-14-2008, 08:49 PM
Kansas won, now a good one going on between K-State and Texas A&M.

kstater
03-14-2008, 10:43 PM
Cats down 1 with 20 seconds left.

Who's going to get the ball? LMAO

alanm
03-14-2008, 10:48 PM
aTm wins.

Braincase
03-14-2008, 10:50 PM
K-State put together a good team. Hope you guys get in the tourney.

Coach
03-14-2008, 10:59 PM
K-State put together a good team. Hope you guys get in the tourney.

Even that, they'd be one and done, just like today. The K-State team is so inconsistent, it's not even funny. You would think after mid-point of the season, they'd have a great idea what the f**k they're supposed to be doing, yet they're playing like a team that just got their asses handed to them by George Mason and Xavier.

And where the hell is their defense? Jesus Christ. :shake:

ROYC75
03-14-2008, 11:02 PM
Damn, No Africa game ?

I wanted another game against the Kittens.

Coach
03-14-2008, 11:04 PM
Damn, No Africa game ?

I wanted another game against the Kittens.

That's what I was hoping for. Two rivals, in KC, that place would be packed....

But even that, even if K-State gets in the NCAA Tourny, I still question that they'll get past the first round.

Rudy lost the toss
03-14-2008, 11:06 PM
I haven't payed much attention to college hoops this year. is ATM a bubble team? what are their chances of making it?

ArrowheadHawk
03-14-2008, 11:15 PM
Even that, they'd be one and done, just like today. The K-State team is so inconsistent, it's not even funny. You would think after mid-point of the season, they'd have a great idea what the f**k they're supposed to be doing, yet they're playing like a team that just got their asses handed to them by George Mason and Xavier.

And where the hell is their defense? Jesus Christ. :shake:
Frank Martin is not a good coach.

Mr. Kotter
03-14-2008, 11:15 PM
That's what I was hoping for. Two rivals, in KC, that place would be packed....

But even that, even if K-State gets in the NCAA Tourny, I still question that they'll get past the first round.

Ditto.

ArrowheadHawk
03-14-2008, 11:16 PM
I haven't payed much attention to college hoops this year. is ATM a bubble team? what are their chances of making it?
I think they are in. There should be six in from the big 12.

KU, Texas, KSU, Oklahoma, Baylor and ATM

KevB
03-14-2008, 11:16 PM
KSU is not playing well right now, and haven't for about a month. Somewhere along the way, Walker lost his mind and I think Pullen is worn down from Martin's rants at every dead ball. Frustrating to watch.

Mr. Kotter
03-14-2008, 11:16 PM
I haven't payed much attention to college hoops this year. is ATM a bubble team? what are their chances of making it?

23 wins...they are in. :thumb:

I think they are in. There should be six in from the big 12.

KU, Texas, KSU, Oklahoma, Baylor and ATM

Yep. :thumb:

KevB
03-14-2008, 11:18 PM
Frank Martin is not a good coach.

It's really hard to tell for me. I expect more by this point in the season, but Walker and Pullen are schizophrenic (and they're the second and third best players on the team). If that's just their nature at this point in their career, hard to hold that against Martin. If he's part of the reason for their inconsistency, then I wholeheartedly agree with you.

Boon
03-15-2008, 12:09 AM
Martin, like Prince will be distant memories in two years.

ROYC75
03-15-2008, 12:16 AM
1st, No MU-KU game
2nd No KSU - KU game

The B12 Tourney just took a hit.........Less $$$$

Reerun_KC
03-15-2008, 08:10 AM
This was so KSU's year....

Funny how they just flat out sucked the rest of the year... I guess it was all about the "streak". Good thing they made the DVD...

Skip Towne
03-15-2008, 08:40 AM
This was so KSU's year....

Funny how they just flat out sucked the rest of the year... I guess it was all about the "streak". Good thing they made the DVD...

I've got to get a copy of that DVD.

Coach
03-15-2008, 08:47 AM
1st, No MU-KU game
2nd No KSU - KU game

The B12 Tourney just took a hit.........Less $$$$

Yeah, but there's still the chance of Texas v. Kansas so it probably won't hurt that bad.

Bearcat
03-15-2008, 10:54 AM
Damn, No Africa game ?

I wanted another game against the Kittens.


You can't spell "We're going to beat KU at home. We're going to beat them at their house. We're going to beat them in Africa. Wherever we play, we're going to beat them" without N-I-T.

Mr. Laz
03-15-2008, 11:09 AM
1st, No MU-KU game
2nd No KSU - KU game

The B12 Tourney just took a hit.........Less $$$$
i was kinda hoping the wildcats would beat aTm.

even though i think the Wildcats are the more dangerous team to KU.

i want KU to be challenged in the tourney .... winning it doesn't mean a whole lot to me. We need to get ready for the NCAA.

boogblaster
03-15-2008, 11:57 AM
GO HAWKS ..........

Buehler445
03-15-2008, 12:05 PM
i was kinda hoping the wildcats would beat aTm.

even though i think the Wildcats are the more dangerous team to KU.

i want KU to be challenged in the tourney .... winning it doesn't mean a whole lot to me. We need to get ready for the NCAA.

I'd agree with that. And yesterday's performance was not optomistic. But I did chuckle a bit when they went down in their first game, solidifying their collapse.

Mr. Arrowhead
03-15-2008, 12:07 PM
im sorry but i dont think K state deserves to be in, but they will only because the comittee wants one players (Beasley) in.

alanm
03-15-2008, 12:55 PM
Frank Martin is not a good coach.
Imagine what Doc Sadler could of done with a couple of KStates players this year?:eek:

Old Dog
03-15-2008, 01:28 PM
im sorry but i dont think K state deserves to be in, but they will only because the comittee wants one players (Beasley) in.

They finish the regular season 3rd in the 2nd best conference in college basketball and they don't deserve to be in???:rolleyes:

Chiefs Pantalones
03-15-2008, 01:39 PM
They finish the regular season 3rd in the 2nd best conference in college basketball and they don't deserve to be in???:rolleyes:

Don't worry they'll get in...because of Beasley.

They didn't finish off the regular season strong at all.

Old Dog
03-15-2008, 01:43 PM
Anyone that has a clue can see that most of their success is due to Beasley and that they didn't finish strong (only 2 of the last 7 IIRC). His suggestion that they don't belong in to me is just assinine.

Mr. Arrowhead
03-15-2008, 02:23 PM
Anyone that has a clue can see that most of their success is due to Beasley and that they didn't finish strong (only 2 of the last 7 IIRC). His suggestion that they don't belong in to me is just assinine.
sorry i guess i cant have my opinion on here, my bad, i thought this was a message board

Skip Towne
03-15-2008, 03:28 PM
They finish the regular season 3rd in the 2nd best conference in college basketball and they don't deserve to be in???:rolleyes:

......and then got smoked by the 6 seed in the tourney.

Old Dog
03-15-2008, 03:31 PM
......and then got smoked by the 6 seed in the tourney.

beat, yes.....smoked, notsomuch........it was 3 points

Skip Towne
03-15-2008, 03:33 PM
beat, yes.....smoked, notsomuch........it was 3 points

And 5 Big 12 teams have more wins.

ArrowheadHawk
03-15-2008, 06:11 PM
......and then got smoked by the 6 seed in the tourney.
That is not your average 6 seed.

Lzen
03-15-2008, 06:18 PM
According to ESPN's Joe Lunardi, the Big 12 gets 6 teams in the NCAA tourney.

As of earlier today, he has:

Kansas #2 South
Texas #2 West
Oklahoma #7 East
Texas A&M #8 South
Kansas St. #9 Midwest
Baylor #11 Midwest

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/bracketology

Skip Towne
03-15-2008, 06:44 PM
That is not your average 6 seed.

Plus KSU went 22-11 last year and got the NIT. They are 20-11 this year. Beasley will get them in probably.

ArrowheadHawk
03-15-2008, 07:12 PM
Plus KSU went 22-11 last year and got the NIT. They are 20-11 this year. Beasley will get them in probably.Thank god we only have to hear the Beasley hype for one year.

Old Dog
03-15-2008, 07:19 PM
Tennessee wwent down to Arkansas, will that move KU to the 31 in the Midwest with a win over Texas tomorrow?

Methinks, yes.

Skip Towne
03-15-2008, 07:40 PM
Thank god we only have to hear the Beasley hype for one year.

It's funny that they had a better record last year without him.

Old Dog
03-15-2008, 08:05 PM
It's funny that they had a better record last year without him.

But they didn't have half of the national attention, which COULD (not a certainty) lead to better recruiting classes and thereby help the program in the long run.

KcMizzou
03-15-2008, 08:09 PM
But they didn't have half of the national attention, which COULD (not a certainty) lead to better recruiting classes and thereby help the program in the long run.It certainly can't hurt.

Skip Towne
03-15-2008, 08:28 PM
But they didn't have half of the national attention, which COULD (not a certainty) lead to better recruiting classes and thereby help the program in the long run.

Or not.

BWillie
03-15-2008, 10:01 PM
Plus KSU went 22-11 last year and got the NIT. They are 20-11 this year. Beasley will get them in probably.

The bigger difference is the Big 12 is much stronger this year than last year. Kansas State will most definitely get in. They got 3rd in the Big 12 and they went 10-6. It has nothing to do with Michael Beasley.

BWillie
03-15-2008, 10:32 PM
BTW, I still don't understand why people think the winner of tomorrows Big 12 Championship will get a #1 seed. Tomorrows game has absolutely no bearing on seeding unless at half time it's just a blood bath. That is the only way. Even the talking heads on ESPN refuse to acknowledge this. Every year they interview the head of the committee and every year they say the game ends too late and they can't take it to account.

#1 Seeds are in stone...
UNC
MEMPHIS
UCLA
KANSAS

It doesn't even matter if we lose tomorrow. We are getting a number one seed.

Tennessee lost. Duke lost their shot at it. G-Town lost.

Mark it down.

I would anticipate the #2 seeds to be..

Tennessee
Texas
Duke
Georgetown

Bearcat
03-15-2008, 10:59 PM
The 'meaningless' title game could pay off down the road
By Tim Griffin
ESPN.com
(Archive)
Updated: March 15, 2008

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Texas and Kansas will meet Sunday in what is evolving into the Big 12's clash of basketball titans.

It might not matter much in the grand scheme of most bracketologists -- particularly those who matter the most. It's hard to believe the NCAA selection committee will break out the Liquid Paper for a major late revision based on the final results of the Big 12's championship game that will end less than an hour before their show airs.

Which is a shame. Because in its own way, the annual battle between the Longhorns and Jayhawks is evolving into the kind of rivalry that at least bears mention with Duke-North Carolina, Stanford-UCLA or Tennessee-Kentucky among college basketball's best.

Most mock brackets have the Longhorns and Jayhawks both as solid second seeds after Saturday's semifinal victories. Texas looked much better in its 77-49 thrashing of Oklahoma than Kansas, which needed a huge game from Brandon Rush to claim a grinding 77-71 triumph over Texas A&M.

But it's hard to believe Sunday's results will attract much notice from those sequestered in the Indianapolis hotel meeting room that everybody in college basketball is concerned about.

"I'd like to think that whoever wins the game tomorrow is among the top four teams in the country," Texas coach Rick Barnes said. "But I don't want to tell the committee how to do its job."

Texas was able to roll into the Big 12 final by routing rival Oklahoma, 77-49.

Texas will be seeking its first Big 12 tournament championship after losing in the final four times. The culprit the past two years has been Kansas, which has claimed a record five Big 12 tournament championships.

"I guess it's a tradition for Texas and Kansas to end up in the championship game," Kansas forward Darnell Jackson said. "There's a lot of tradition with Kansas and with Texas. I think our whole mind-set is that these two programs want to win everything."

For everything Barnes has accomplished in Austin, the lack of a Big 12 title is still a motivational factor for his current players. There has been a Final Four trip, enough top players to stock an NBA franchise and an awakening that has enabled the Longhorns to be mentioned as one of the nation's best programs.

But they still haven't cut the nets at the end of a Big 12 title -- something that has been mentioned more than once since the Longhorns arrived in Kansas City.

"We've been working since the summer and the preseason for this game," Texas guard A.J. Abrams said after scoring 24 points to lead the Longhorns' victory over Oklahoma. "We took care of our business and got to where we want to be."

This will be a fun game. It will be an up-tempo game against a tough, tough opponent. It's something we need to get used to.

The regular season has been different. The two teams have split the past eight regular-season games in the series, with the squad with home-court advantage prevailing every time.

Texas claimed a 72-69 victory in Austin on Feb. 11 over the then-No. 3 Jayhawks that enabled the Horns to claim a share of the Big 12 regular-season title.

The Jayhawks remember that game because they were uncharacteristically pummeled inside -- by Texas forward Damion James, who grabbed all 13 of his rebounds in the second half.

Sunday's game also will be an interesting matchup of strong backcourts that boast best players who have been peaking late in the season.

Texas guard D.J. Augustin has overcome a midseason slump that crested in a 1-for-13 shooting slump against the Jayhawks in the first game. Since then, he has averaged 21.2 points and five assists per game.

"Where he's really improved so much in the last month is his concentration," Barnes said. "I thought he was masterful with the way he worked the game for us."

The Jayhawks have received their own backcourt lift since the first Texas game, courtesy of the return to form of guard Sherron Collins. Even though he still hasn't cracked the starting lineup, Collins has been the pivotal player in Kansas' recent spurt.

Collins finally has approached his level of last season in the past two weeks, averaging 13.2 points per game in his past five games.

"He has the best presence of anybody on the court for us," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "And we missed that when he was gone. We played pretty good without him, but certainly, he can take our team to another level if everybody is playing well."

Collins and Augustin will be on display in what should be an entertaining game with a lot of intensity. It's too bad it couldn't be played a day earlier to be truly savored -- and maybe have some meaning when the No. 1 teams are selected.

"This will be a fun game," Collins said. "It will be an up-tempo game against a tough, tough opponent. It's something we need to get used to."

Which is why the championship game that might not matter ultimately could pay big dividends for both teams in upcoming weeks.

Bearcat
03-15-2008, 11:07 PM
BTW, I still don't understand why people think the winner of tomorrows Big 12 Championship will get a #1 seed. Tomorrows game has absolutely no bearing on seeding unless at half time it's just a blood bath. That is the only way. Even the talking heads on ESPN refuse to acknowledge this. Every year they interview the head of the committee and every year they say the game ends too late and they can't take it to account.

#1 Seeds are in stone...
UNC
MEMPHIS
UCLA
KANSAS

It doesn't even matter if we lose tomorrow. We are getting a number one seed.

Tennessee lost. Duke lost their shot at it. G-Town lost.

Mark it down.

I would anticipate the #2 seeds to be..

Tennessee
Texas
Duke
Georgetown

I'd like to think it matters, but you're right, it's not going to matter. I was thinking they could swap them pretty easily at the last minute, but once I typed it out on the other thread I realized it's not that easy... If Kansas wins, they'll go to Houston, but if Texas wins, they would probably be sent to Detroit. They have to decide where they want the teams and seed accordingly.

If I had to pick one now though, I'd pick Texas... They beat Tennessee and UCLA, and lost to Michigan State and Wisconsin by a combined 6 points. Oh yeah, and they beat Kansas.

I don't care either way, as long as we go to Omaha (which is set in stone) and then Detroit or Houston.

Skip Towne
03-15-2008, 11:18 PM
Is KSU on the bubble? Following is a partial list of teams with more wins than them: Kansas, Texas, OU, Baylor, aTm, Stanford, Wash. St., USC, UNC, Duke, Clemson, Miami, Wisconsin, Purdue, Indiana, Mich. St., Georgetown, Louisville, Notre Dame, UConn, Marquette, W.VA., Pitt, Tenn., Vandy, Florida, Miss. St., Arkansas, Miss., Xavier, UMass, St. Joe, Memphis, UAB, Houston, Gonzaga and St. Mary's. Plus a whole shitload of mid-majors.

Bearcat
03-15-2008, 11:42 PM
Is KSU on the bubble? Following is a partial list of teams with more wins than them: Kansas, Texas, OU, Baylor, aTm, Stanford, Wash. St., USC, UNC, Duke, Clemson, Miami, Wisconsin, Purdue, Indiana, Mich. St., Georgetown, Louisville, Notre Dame, UConn, Marquette, W.VA., Pitt, Tenn., Vandy, Florida, Miss. St., Arkansas, Miss., Xavier, UMass, St. Joe, Memphis, UAB, Houston, Gonzaga and St. Mary's. Plus a whole shitload of mid-majors.

I'd take KSU and even Baylor over the bubble Big East teams.

Lunardi had Temple in as an at-large before they happened to win their tournament tonight... their only big quality win was Xavier, and after that it's other bubble teams like St. Joseph's and UMass
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/teams/schedule?teamId=218

He also has Illinois State in, whose best win is against SIU (twice).
http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/teams/schedule?teamId=2287

KSU has to be in before those types of mid-majors get in.

BWillie
03-16-2008, 01:04 AM
I'd like to think it matters, but you're right, it's not going to matter. I was thinking they could swap them pretty easily at the last minute, but once I typed it out on the other thread I realized it's not that easy... If Kansas wins, they'll go to Houston, but if Texas wins, they would probably be sent to Detroit. They have to decide where they want the teams and seed accordingly.

If I had to pick one now though, I'd pick Texas... They beat Tennessee and UCLA, and lost to Michigan State and Wisconsin by a combined 6 points. Oh yeah, and they beat Kansas.

I don't care either way, as long as we go to Omaha (which is set in stone) and then Detroit or Houston.

They always say it doesn't matter. And it's the Big 12's fault. At least they are going to Wed-Sat next year. I just hope Illinois takes down Wisconsin. That would be hilarious. The committee would be scrambling to figure out how to re-arrange everything. You would think they would be smart enough to have a bracket for each scenario regarding the outcome of Sunday's conference championship but I guess that is too much to ask

milkman
03-16-2008, 07:06 AM
They always say it doesn't matter. And it's the Big 12's fault. At least they are going to Wed-Sat next year. I just hope Illinois takes down Wisconsin. That would be hilarious. The committee would be scrambling to figure out how to re-arrange everything. You would think they would be smart enough to have a bracket for each scenario regarding the outcome of Sunday's conference championship but I guess that is too much to ask

In some ways, the Tournament selection process is just as ****ed up as the BCS selection process.

What the hell is the ****ing rush?

Why the hell can't the committe wait till the finsh of conference tournaments to finalize their selections and seedings?

And why the hell can't they watch the games while they are discussing the selections?

It's all a bunch of dumbassery if you ask me.

Bearcat
03-16-2008, 09:41 AM
In some ways, the Tournament selection process is just as ****ed up as the BCS selection process.

What the hell is the ****ing rush?

Why the hell can't the committe wait till the finsh of conference tournaments to finalize their selections and seedings?

And why the hell can't they watch the games while they are discussing the selections?

It's all a bunch of dumbassery if you ask me.

Every conference wants to be in the spotlight and doesn't want 5 other games going on at the same time, and CBS doesn't want the selection show to be during primetime and interrupt such highly rated shows such as 60 minutes and whatever the hell is on CBS on Sunday nights.

It is dumb that they can't play out different scenarios, because by the time they start there are only 2 games left to play.. the Big 12 and Big 11. Then again, I guess that could get pretty complicated, because they might want to send Kansas to Houston if they win but Texas to Detroit if they win, etc. I'm surprised the Big 12 is doing the right thing for the teams and players.

ArrowheadHawk
03-16-2008, 11:10 AM
Every conference wants to be in the spotlight and doesn't want 5 other games going on at the same time, and CBS doesn't want the selection show to be during primetime and interrupt such highly rated shows such as 60 minutes and whatever the hell is on CBS on Sunday nights.

It is dumb that they can't play out different scenarios, because by the time they start there are only 2 games left to play.. the Big 12 and Big 11. Then again, I guess that could get pretty complicated, because they might want to send Kansas to Houston if they win but Texas to Detroit if they win, etc. I'm surprised the Big 12 is doing the right thing for the teams and players.If only they would play the big 12 tourney on national tv. HD would be nice.

Lzen
03-16-2008, 01:18 PM
If only they would play the big 12 tourney on national tv. HD would be nice.

I think it is simulcast on ESPN 2. Don't know about the HD, though. They blacked out the ESPN 2 broadcast so that I could watch the horrible picture on my local station. :rolleyes: I think it has to do with the conference's contract with Phillips 66. Anyhoo, the B12 Championship game is on ESPN today.

Bearcat
03-16-2008, 01:50 PM
If only they would play the big 12 tourney on national tv. HD would be nice.

Maybe we can trick ESPN into thinking we're East-coast-bias material and rename the conference the Big MidEast... then our quarterfinals would be at least ESPN2 material, and our semis would be on ESPN with the ACC and Big East.

Hell, Marquette and DePaul get the benefit of being in the Big East, and there's nothing East about them! :cuss: