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Big 12 Tournament - Day 3

After going 1-3 on Thursday I went 3-1 on Friday. Back to .500. Who doesn't love to break even?

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Game 9: No. 1 Texas v. No. 4 Oklahoma (1:00 p.m. ESPN Plus and ESPN2)

Yesterday's Results: Oklahoma St. 59, Texas 66 and Colorado 49, Oklahoma 54.

Probable Starting Lineups:

Texas Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. PPG RPG APG
D.J. Augustin 6-0 180 G So. 19.8 2.9 5.7
A.J. Abrams 5-11 155 G Jr. 16.2 2.8 1.5
Justin Mason 6-2 198 G So. 7.0 4.4 2.4
Damion James 6-7 230 F So. 12.9 10.7 1.2
Connor Atchley 6-10 226 F/C Jr. 9.7 5.2 0.8
Oklahoma Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. PPG RPG APG
Austin Johnson 6-3 165 G Jr. 9.1 2.7 2.5
Tony Crocker 6-6 193 G So. 11.5 3.8 2.0
David Godbold 6-5 221 F Sr. 7.3 4.1 1.8
Taylor Griffin 6-7 230 F Jr. 6.6 4.8 0.9
Blake Griffin 6-10 243 F Fr. 15.2 9.2 1.9

What I Think: I think the Horns absolutely run away with this game. The Big 12 Tournament is setting up for a No. 1 v. No. 2, which is the way it should be. I don't think that OU has the athletes to keep pace with Texas and Texas can counter Blake Griffin with Damion James, who had a monster game yesterday (23 points and 11 rebounds).

Prediction: UT walks away on this one.


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Game 10: No. 2 Kansas v. No. 6 Texas A&M (3:20 p.m. ESPN Plus and ESPN2)

Yesterday's Results: Nebraska 54, Kansas 64 and Texas A&M 63, Kansas State 60.

Probable Starting Lineups:

Kansas Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. PPG RPG APG
Mario Chalmers 6-1 190 G Jr. 12.1 3.0 4.5
Russell Robinson 6-1 205 G Sr. 7.8 3.0 4.2
Brandon Rush 6-6 210 F Jr. 12.3 5.0 2.1
Darnell Jackson 6-8 250 F Sr. 11.8 6.9 1.1
Darrell Arthur 6-9 225 F So. 13.4 6.1 0.8
TAMU Ht. Wt. Pos. Yr. PPG RPG APG
Dominique Kirk 6-4 185 G Sr. 8.1 3.5 3.5
Donald Sloan 6-3 205 G So. 9.9 3.9 3.1
Josh Carter 6-7 200 F Jr. 12.5 4.1 1.5
Joseph Jones 6-9 255 F Sr. 10.6 5.2 1.3
Bryan Davis 6-9 250 F So. 8.3 4.8 1.3

What I Think: Just like the OU/UT game, I think the Jayhawks absolutely roll through this game. The Aggies have done a lot better than I expected, but Kansas is just too talented and too deep. Kansas has an answer for whatever matchup problem the opponent throws out. Athletic and tall front court - check. Quick guards who can defend - check. Playmakers who can go inside and out - check.

Prediction: Jayhawks win easily.