Current WBB Notes in PDF
Eight Big 12 teams are averaging more points than their season-final total from last year:
BU: 86.4-81.1 (+5.3) OSU: 73.7-73.4 (+.3)
ISU: 74.8-67.4 (+7.4) TCU: 63.7-59.7 (+4.0)
KU: 66.6-69.9 (-3.3) UT: 70.5-61.6 (+8.9)
K-State: 63.0-61.2 (+1.8) TTU: 59.5-65.3 (-5.8)
OU: 77.5-72.6 (+4.9) WVU: 75.5-63.8 (+11.7)
25 Big 12 league games have been decided by 7-or-less points with 12 of those determined by 5-or-fewer points.
The Big 12 is the only conference with 60 percent of its squads listed in the top 50 of the NCAA RPI.
55.3 percent of the Big 12’s losses this year have been to teams ranked in the top 25 of the current NCAA RPI.
Ninety percent of Big 12 teams have a win over a nationally-ranked opponent.
Fifty percent of Big 12 teams are in the top 25 nationally in field goal percentage defense.
Home teams hold an edge of 37-29 in conference games after the season opened with road teams winning seven of the first eight matchups.
Every Big 12 team completed the non-conference portion of its schedule with a winning record for the seventh consecutive season. Four teams finished non-league play with 10-or-more victories.
The Conference wrapped up non-league play with an 89-28 record (.761).
This week’s Big 12 Women’s Basketball Podcast features K-State coach Deb Patterson and freshman Leti Romero. It will be posted for download and listening on Friday at Big12Sports.com.
Hallie Christofferson (Iowa State) picked up her second Big 12 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honor of the season while Nina Davis (Baylor) earned her sixth and Seanna Johnson (Iowa State) her fourth Freshman of the Week award.
Tickets for the 2014 Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship are on sale through Ticketmaster outlets and the Chesapeake Energy Arena box office.