Possible new slogan for the Big 12: Record-breaking years ... every year!
That was my first thought when I saw that Oklahoma's Blake Griffin had another huge game Saturday, that he seems capable to break the league records set last season by Kansas State's Michael Beasley, who broke the records set the season before by Texas' Kevin Durant. Griffin's 35-point, 21-rebound effort against Gardner-Webb means the sophomore is now averaging 26.0 points and 19.8 rebounds through four games, which is insane and enough to make him the (very) early season leader for National Player of the Year honors.
Next up is a trip to New York, where the Sooners will meet UAB in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-off. The stage at Madison Square Garden will give Griffin the stage he deserves to further establish himself as the likely top pick in next June's NBA Draft, and Mike Davis, if you're reading, my advice is to double the post.
Actually, go ahead and triple the post.
Better safe than sorry.