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Saturday, March 12, 2011
Kansas and Texas Prove to be Best in Big XII
In a season that saw the Texas Longhorns blow a two game conference lead to the Kansas Jayhawks; it's certainly fitting that the two will play for the Big XII Championship tonight in Kansas City. Texas came to Kansas City on a mission and steamrolled their way to the finals with impressive wins over Oklahoma and Texas A&M. Meanwhile, the Kansas Jayhawks struggled through a last second win over Oklahoma St, and won a shootout with a hot Colorado team last night.
So we now know their will be no "fluke" Big XII champion this season. These two teams have proven to be the top dogs in this conferene throughout the course of the year. Pre-season predictions saw Kansas State chosen as the favorite and teams like Missouri hot on their heels. It is aparant that those schools currently do not have the coaching or personell to compete with Kansas on a consistent basis. The Jayhawks have won seven straight regular season conference chamionships which is as dominate as it sounds. Texas have been the team knocking on Kansas' door for the past several seasons under Rick Barnes. Tonight will tell us whether the Horns are ready to take the next step to conference dominance. They have the talent to win this game, but will a pro-KU crowd be the difference? You have to believe it will.