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January 16, 2017

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First set of conference Big Monday games are on docket for this week. 

  • Every Big 12 game on Saturday was decided by single digits. Eighteen of 25 (72 percent) league games so far have been decided by 10 points or less.
  • The Big 12 is the only conference in the nation with three teams among the top 10 of the national polls.
  • Every team in the Big 12 has been ranked or received votes in the top 25 polls this season - including four squads this week.
  • The Big 12 has posted a .600 win percentage versus the ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC - tied (Big East) for the best percentage of any conference among that group.
  • The Big 12 has won over 61 percent of its games versus the conferences listed above - the best two-year stretch in Big 12 history.
  • Big 12 men’s basketball teams have a 97-21 non-conference record during 2016-17. Fourteen losses were by single digits, including four in overtime.
  • Big 12 teams boasts a .822 non-conference winning percentage this season - the best of any league in the nation.
  • The current non-conference win percentage of .822 would rank as the 14th-best in NCAA history.
  • Four of the five non-conference losses suffered by the five Big 12 teams with only one loss were by four points or less (average margin, 5.2 points).
  • The 21 combined non-league losses by the Big 12 are the fewest of any conference in America. The next-closest league has 28 (Big East).
  • The Big 12 has been ranked among the top three conferences in the RPI so far this year. Entering 2016-17, it has been No. 1 in four of the last seven seasons, including three in a row.
  • Big 12 men’s basketball has the second-best all-time winning percentage among active conferences with a .610 mark.
  • Five head coaches in the Big 12 have led teams to the Final Four, while every head coach has guided a team to the NCAA Tournament during their respective careers.
  • Seven coaches have career win percentages of .700 or better and the group of all 10 coaches boasts more than 3,600 career victories.
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