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Big 12 Basketball Weekend Recap | The Conference Is Deep

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As the college basketball rankings rolled out on Monday, the world is starting to wake up to the reality of Big 12 basketball. The conference is very good, and very deep. A 7-1 record from Friday through Sunday helped propel half of the conference into the Top 25, including four Big 12 schools in the top five.

TCU got the weekend started with a 73-55 win over Prairie View A&M. Sophomore forward Vladimir Brodzainsky paced the Frogs with 16 points and 5 boards.

Oklahoma State escaped Minnesota with a 62-60 win over the Gophers thanks to a 12-point performance from Jeffrey Carroll.

Buddy Hield's 30 points boosted Oklahoma past ORU and into a top three ranking. The Sooners outscored the Golden Eagles 53-35 over the final twenty minutes of the game.

After getting outscored by eleven points in the first half, the Kansas Jayhawks bounced back for an 82-67 win over Oregon State. Wayne Selden led all scorers with 22 points and KU forced 18 OSU turnovers.

By far, the most impressive win for a Big 12 team this weekend came from the Texas Longhorns who used a last second rebound and buzzer-beater from Javan Felix to beat #3 North Carolina 84-82. Yup, things just got interesting in the conference race.

The only loss for the Big 12 this weekend also game on Saturday as Kansas State lost 78-68 to Texas A&M in College Station.

On Sunday, Iowa State improved their season record to 9-0 with a 78-64 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Jameel McKay scored 18 points for the Cyclones, and Matt Thomas added another 17.

West Virginia impressed with a 100-58 win over Louisiana Monroe. It was the third game this season that the Mountaineers scored 100 points or more.

Big 12 Conference Basketnall Standings

Big 12

W-L

PCT

STRK

#5 Iowa State

9-0

1.000

W9

#3 Oklahoma

7-0

1.000

W7

#2 Kansas

8-1

.889

W7

#16 Baylor

7-1

.875

W6

#20 West Virginia

8-1

.889

W1

Texas Tech

6-1

.857

W5

Kansas State

7-2

.778

L1

Oklahoma State

6-3

.667

W1

Texas

6-3

.667

W4

TCU

5-4

.556

W1