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Arch rivals from the Sunflower State will fight it out for the Big XII Tournament title in NCAA basketball betting action, as the Kansas Jayhawks look to take out the Kansas State Wildcats.
It’s a key early season Big 12 matchup when the Oklahoma Sooners (4-1, 13-4) travel to Lawrence to meet the #3 ranked Kansas Jayhawks (5-0, 17-1). The “Phog” Allen Fieldhouse, which seats 16,300 screaming fans, is one of the best venues in all of college basketball. Opponents may disagree as it is not kind to visiting teams. This is one of the of the toughest places in all of sports for the visitors to win.
The battle in the Big 12 is shaping out to be a dandy of a race. The Oklahoma Sooners appeared to be the dominant team in the conference before losing their last two straight games probably caused by the loss of superstar Blake Griffin. The No. 15 Kansas Jayhawks now sit on top of the standings in the conference one game ahead of both Oklahoma and Missouri. The no. 8 Missouri Tigers have kind of quietly sneaked into the picture and are putting together a great season. Missouri has a tough back to back scenario as they host Kansas and then will take the road to play Oklahoma in two games that will determine how the Big 12 regular season title shapes out. The Tigers could get everyone back to two losses in the conference if they could come up with a big win at home against Kansas on Sunday.
Texas Tech is off to their best start in more than 30 years but many people believe it is more due to their schedule than to their talent. The Red Raiders will get a chance to prove those people wrong, beginning on Saturday as they travel to face #19 Kansas. Texas Tech is ranked 8th in the country and after facing Kansas will play Texas, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma. That is a gauntlet no team would want to face.
A matchup of Top 20 teams is on tap for Saturday as #4 Oklahoma hosts #16 Kansas. The Sooners are coming off an emotional loss last week to Texas so they will have to refocus for a very talented Kansas squad. The Sooners only dropped to #4 in the polls so they are still very much in the National title picture.
It’s a battle of two Top 20 teams in college football on Friday as #18 South Florida hosts #13 Kansas. Both teams made a mark last season in college football and have carried that success over to the 2008 season. Quarterback Todd Reesing leads the Jayhawks while quarterback Matt Grothe leads the Bulls.
The time is finally upon us. We have watched an entire season of college basketball. We watched great young freshmen make their mark in the game and great in conference play. We watched the great conference tournaments and feverishly filled out our brackets as the tournament seedings were announced.
Two teams with a lot of Final Four experience meet on Saturday as Kansas takes on North Carolina. The Tar Heels are making their 17th Final Four appearance and that is tied for most in history with UCLA. North Carolina head coach Roy Williams is making his fourth Final Four appearance in the least seven years and is facing his former team. The Tar Heels have an all-time record of 13-14 in Final Four games.