Archive - Blog entry
November 14th, 2016
For the most part, this was a standard weekend in Big 12 basketball, even though Texas did their best to make it interesting (more on that later) and Kansas started the season 0-1. A lot of new faces shined in new places, like Jamie Dixon at TCU, and a lot of young talent made their debuts, like Josh Jackson in Kansas. Teams have not played enough games to formulate a true opinion on them, and players have not logged enough minutes to know how good they really are. That’s part of what makes this part of the season so exciting.
The opening weekend of college basketball is in the books and I, for one, couldn't be happier. Basketball is back. And even though the NBA has been in full swing for a little over three weeks now, college basketball is just different. Aside from the obvious that the players aren't professionals, there's just a different level of excitement when watching your college team play as opposed to your NBA team. Every game matters more as a loss early in the season can affect whether a team gets into the NCAA Tournament come season's end.