Posted by rtmsf on January 26th, 2009
Patrick Marshall of Bluejay Basketball is the RTC correspondent for the Big 12 and Missouri Valley Conferences.
Current Records and my standings (Conference Standings) (Last Week)
- Oklahoma (19-1)(5-0) (1)
- Texas (14-4) (3-1) (2)
- Kansas (15-4)(4-0) (4)
- Missouri (17-3) (4-1) (6)
- Baylor (15-4) (3-2) (3)
- Oklahoma St. (13-5) (2-2) (8)
- Texas A&M (15-5) (1-4) (5)
- Texas Tech (11-8) (1-3)(11)
- Nebraska (12-6) (2-3) (7)
- Iowa St. (12-7) (1-3) (9)
- Kansas St. (12-7) (1-4)(10)
- Colorado (8-10) (0-4) (12)
As expected, the top of the Big 12 was going to be dominant in conference play this season with a Missouri team really starting to look good. Baylor and Texas A&M have struggled as of late and they need to get things turned around quickly.
GAME OF THE WEEK
Oklahoma 72, Nebraska 61—This game had all the drama and the wakeup call needed for Oklahoma. Nebraska came out with a stifling defense to start the game and double and triple-teamed Blake Griffin and basically took him out of the game. The Huskers were up 6 at halftime and in the 2nd half, they were not able to play Griffin as well as they did in the first half. Griffin went 7-8 in the 2nd half from the field and Nebraska was not able to score for about 5 minutes down the stretch. By the time they were able to start scoring again, it was too late.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Blake Griffin, Oklahoma—Though I considered DeMarre Carroll (Missouri), Sherron Collins (Kansas) and Craig Brackens (Iowa St.), I have to go with Griffin as he continues to dominate the games he is in and averaged 23 points and almost 18 rebounds a game this week. He didn’t even play that much the 2nd half against Baylor. He is well on his way to Player of the Year.
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