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BIG 12 TOURNAMENT OUTLOOK: 03.10.11 (Open Game Thread)

Do not adjust your television set. Yes, he actually wore a suit for once.
Do not adjust your television set. Yes, he actually wore a suit for once.

Well, yesterday's game thread seemed to be a smashing success in the sense that it let me entertain myself with the twisted rambling of all you heathens when I was bored during tournament timeouts, so let's do it again.

Rather than double up, let's just use this as the open game thread for K-State, too, with the understanding that someone (not me) might have to post a second-half thread if things get too hectic.

Previews and discussion after the jump.


11:30 a.m. (ESPN2): No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 9 Oklahoma State

Well, I didn't even have the Pokes going this far, so game effort, I guess. I don't really expect them to offer the Jayhawks any opposition, especially in what will be a hostile arena.




2 p.m. (Big 12 Network): No. 4 Kansas State vs. No. 5 Colorado

We better do to the Buffaloes what we did to Oklahoma State last year. I'm talking about some righteous, Jamar Samuels-fueled payback.




6 p.m. (Big 12 Network): No. 2 Texas vs. No. 10 Oklahoma

As with OSU, kudos to Oklahoma for making it this far. Jeff Capel might save his job after all. But Texas is an entirely different animal from Baylor. Although I think the Sooners might gave the Longhorns a game for a while, don't expect an OU win under any circumstances.




8:30 p.m. (ESPN2): No. 3 Texas A&M vs. No. 6 Missouri

I don't know what to make of this game. Entering the tournament, I thought Mizzou would take care of Texas Tech and Texas A&M fairly easily. aTm hasn't impressed me in more than a month.

But that was before I saw Mizzou sleepwalk its way to a win last night. Make no mistake, the Tigers were lucky to get a victory after appearing hell-bent on coughing it up. I think tonight's contest is anyone's to take and probably will come down to the last possession.