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February 5th, 2017
This was supposed to be a week for the Big 12 to show that they are one of the best conferences in the nation, facing the weaker SEC in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Unfortunately, the conference only won half of their games in the challenge, taking five with the SEC taking the other five. The top of the conference took care of business as Baylor, Kansas, and West Virginia all took care of their SEC foes.
Player of the Week
College basketball has the most entertaining postseason in all of sports for one reason: chaos. That is my opinion, but I would like to think it is pretty popular one. Anyway, the past week is a prime example of why college basketball is so beloved; regardless of talent or rankings, an upset can occur at any time. No. 1 Villanova, No. 2 Kansas, No. 4 Kentucky, No. 6 Florida State, and No. 8 UCLA all fell to inferior teams.
Just when it looks like Kansas is going to face stiff competition from two teams in the Big 12, the conference turns on its head. A top team lost twice this week, earning themselves a spot on the “Who’s Not” list. Meanwhile, Oklahoma State won their first Big 12 game this year, and followed it up with their second a few days later. While Oklahoma State was turning things around, so was TCU, but it wasn’t for the better. They lost all three of their games this week, weakening their NCAA tournament chances.