Posted October 7th, 2008 by Brian
Filed under: Basketball

With the Horns and Sooners set to do battle at the Cotton Bowl on Saturday, there’s another reason for fans of the two teams to argue and spit at each other. The Big 12 has released the men’s basketball preseason coaches poll and Texas is at number two right behind [tag]Oklahoma[/tag].

The Horns lost their best player in [tag]DJ Augustin[/tag] but returns a ton of talent and depth everywhere but point guard. With defending conference and national champs [tag]Kansas[/tag] losing so many players the conference is wide open this season. If either [tag]Dogus Balbay[/tag] or somebody can step up to man the point the Longhorns should have another shot to win the conference and make a deep tourney run.

2008-09 Big 12 Preseason Poll

See how the coaches think the league will turn out below:

Team Points
1 Oklahoma (3) 109
2 Texas (4) 107
3 Baylor (2) 103
Kansas (3) 103
5 Texas A&M 79
6 Oklahoma State 69
7 Missouri 51
8 Kansas State 50
9 Nebraska 49
10 Texas Tech 39
11 Iowa State 20
12 Colorado 13

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1 Comment

  1. reply to  #1


    I think Justin Mason plays a lot of point guard this year and Balbay surprises some people.

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