I can't think of any tournament-worthy team from a major conference that has been more of an afterthought this season than Oklahoma. The Sooners, a No. 10 seed entering Saturday according to Jerry Palm, beat Iowa State. Beat 'em big. An 86-69 final in a game that wasn't that close. The Sooners improved to 19-9 overall and 10-6 in the Big 12 while ISU is now 19-10 and 9-7, respectively.
Well, well. Hasn't the Big 12 been cruising under the radar for the first eight weeks of the season? You know about Kansas. Maybe heard a word or two on Baylor and Oklahoma State. And the Myck Kabongo suspension got a lot of pub. But in terms of this newly formed 10-team setup? Not much so far. So let's get to twisting your noodle on what the Big 12 has in store for the next two months.