The Oklahoma State Cowboys and Kansas Jayhawks will enter the 2013-14 college basketball season as the favorites in the Big 12 Conference. For what it is worth, these two teams split the season series this past season.
Oddly enough, the Cowboys won on the road and the Jayhawks won on the road.
Although Kansas will have a completely different team in the upcoming season–will have to replace all five starters–it is still not supposed to skip a beat. This is because the No. 1 recruit in Andrew Wiggins will be joining the team and Memphis transfer Tarik Black will be able to play right away.
There will be some great matchups in the Big 12 in the upcoming season, like always, but none greater than Oklahoma State vs. Kansas.
These two teams played great games against each other this past season, with one game going into double overtime and being decided by one point.
Although Kansas will likely enter the season with the higher ranking, my money is on the Cowboys for winning the Big 12, since three players that averaged 14 or more points per game will be coming back. With that much offensive talent, the Cowboys will be one of the best teams in the nation.
However, if Wiggins meets expectations, it would not be surprising if the Jayhawks won a national championship. That is how good he is supposed to be and Kansas is kind of known for being a powerhouse in college basketball.
Whether the case, these two teams had great games this past season and they will likely battle it out for the conference title in the 2013-14 season.
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