Big 12 in 2014-15

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  1. Dingus

    Dingus Well-Known Member

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    #1 Dingus, Feb 19, 2014
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    The Big 12 is arguably the best conference in CBB this year. Looking at team rosters, it sure looks like it could be even tougher next year. A bunch of the contending teams are really young. After a cursury look, Iowa State, Kansas, OSU, and Baylor are about the only teams that lose multiple key guys.

    Oklahoma loses Clark. KSU loses Southwell and Spradling. Texas doesn't have a single SR on the team.

    KU will lose Wiggins, Embiid unclear, and probably keeps most other key guys. Baylor loses Heslip and Jefferson. Who knows with Austin, though it sure seems like he should stay (should have left last year...).

    Iowa State of course lose Ejim and Kane.

    OSU is the only team in the whole conference that looks to be clearly worse next year.
     
  2. cyguytillidie

    cyguytillidie Well-Known Member

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    Okie State might be a bottom feeder next year. Especially if Ford is still coaching them.
     
  3. cyclone101

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    It will be a grind next year too. I'm just glad Hoiberg got Nader and Mckay. They should be studs and both will be able to make up for what we will lose in Ejim. With Monte playing the way he has, I'm not worried about point guard either. Should be fun.
     
  4. swarthmoreCY

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    It is not a given Nash leaves and Clark may end up back on the team. Cobbins will be back too.
    A core of Clark, Forte, Nash, Cobbins, Murphy, and Williams is not bottom feeder bad for most coaches, plus they have signed two top-100 recruits and are still in the running for a 5-star center.
     
  5. cyguytillidie

    cyguytillidie Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. I'm kind of second guessing my statement. Forgot about Cobbins being back and Nash should be a stud next season. Would be big for them to get Turner.
     
  6. Dingus

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    Was thinking Nash was a Sr. Seems like that guy's been there forever.
     
  7. awd4cy

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    OSU and Baylor will be towards the bottom. Tech even loses quite a bit but have a great coach.
     
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    You're right. That OSU team likely would be pretty solid with a good coach. Well have to see who they hire.
     
  9. CoKane

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    #9 CoKane, Feb 19, 2014
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    Predicted standings next season

    1 Kansas
    2 Texas
    3 West Virginia(They have no seniors)
    4 Iowa State
    5 Oklahoma
    6 Texas Tech(Feeling bold with this one)
    7 Oklahoma State
    8 Kansas State
    9 Baylor
    10 TCU

    No matter who I rank where I feel like I'm completely wrong. The only sure things were numbers 1 and 10, and that might not even hold true.
     
  10. mtowncyclone13

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    Dare I put Texas #1? Someone has to dethrone the SEC. I mean kansas.
     
  11. swarthmoreCY

    swarthmoreCY Well-Known Member

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    Tech only loses 1 of their top 5 scorers, although a big one in Crockett.

    Even TCU should be better next season with what they return and assuming they have less injuries. It is going to be a complete bloodbath. I really hope we can land a Big 12 ready guard this spring.
     
  12. Jsievers24

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    I'm not worried about a guard. Naz and Thomas have to get better and we need someone to step up and get points in place of Ejim and Kane.
     
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    Lol oh boy not this conversation again! :spinny:
     
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    How about Hogue steps up in place of Ejim.
     
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    Why wouldn't it? It's relevant to the thread.
     
  18. cyrocksmypants

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    I have no doubt Thomas will. I'm thinking he'll average 13-14 per game. Morris will probably be around 10-12. He's not the scorer Kane is but is a better facilitator. I think Niang will bust out next year and will be our second consecutive Big 12 POY, averaging about 20 per game. That leaves about 22-26 points per game from Hogue and our fifth starter to match the production we're getting from our starters this year. A bit of a stretch, but maybe not needed, as I think our bench will be much better and deeper and can pick up some of those points per game as well.
     
  19. cmjh10

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    I think our bench will be a lot better next year.

    Morris
    Thomas
    Nader
    Hogue
    Niang
    McKay
    Custer
    SDW
    Other random transfer

    Thats a pretty solid rotation
     
  20. MartyFine

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    Nader can score the basketball. But with he and McKay I'm most excited about defense. Both long wingspans. Finally have a rim protector in McKay.

    I have no doubt Thomas, Long, and Morris will knock down more 3s
     

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