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Hoopin’ Around the Big 12: Baylor Isn’t Going Anywhere

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Over the last week, the Big 12 had a great week in another week of non-conference play. Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas Tech and West Virginia all won over top 25 teams. Let’s take a look at the notable games from the teams in the Big 12.

Notable Big 12 Results – Week Five

Tuesday, Dec. 7

Texas Tech 57, No. 13 Tennessee 52
Butler 66, Oklahoma 62

Wednesday, Dec. 8

West Virginia 56, No. 15 UConn 53
TCU 76, Utah 62

Thursday, Dec. 9

No. 23 Seton Hall 64, No. 7 Texas 60
No. 17 Iowa State 73, Iowa 53

Saturday, Dec. 11

Oklahoma 88, No. 12 Arkansas 66
TCU 68, Texas A&M 64

Sunday, Dec. 12

No. 2 Baylor 57, No. 6 Villanova 36

Well, the defending national champions won’t be going anywhere. Baylor hosted No. 6 Villanova, defeating the Wildcats 57-36. On Monday, the Bears were voted No. 1 in the AP Poll after Purdue lost to Rutgers. Baylor is 9-0, with notable wins over Villanova (57-36), Michigan State (75-58), VCU (69-61) and Stanford (86-48). Scott Drew lost four starters, two that went to the NBA, and look at his team back at No. 1 in the country.

Iowa State continues to impress people, still yet to lose a game yet at 10-0. The Cyclones landed at No. 11 in the poll released on Monday. Reminder: ISU went 2-21 last season and already have multiplied their win total from last year by five.

TCU had a great, quiet week, beating Utah and Texas A&M. Oklahoma and West Virginia beat ranked teams, helping them receive votes in the AP Poll.

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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