Well it's hard to argue with perfection and on Saturday that is exactly what the Big 12 did. Eight games were played and the Big 12 won all eight of them, now granted most were at home against lesser competition as there was only one true road game and one "neutral" site contest and even these games were against lesser teams. But the fact that the Big 12 didn't slip up once is a good sign for all the teams involved and the league in general.
TCU 56 @ Nebraska 70 - The Cornhuskers led this game 33-24 at the half but after a Horned Frog run early in the 2nd half, they found themselves trailing 42-41. Nebraska then went on a 18-3 run of their own to break this game open and help Nebraska move their record to 8-2 on the year. Toney McCray came off the bench for Doc Sadlers team to record a double double of 15 points and 10 rebounds. Of those 15 points for McCray he went a perfect 4-4 from three point land.
Oral Roberts 60 @ Oklahoma 73 - Is it too early in the season to call this a huge victory for Jeff Capel and his Sooners? Facing the possibility of a 4-6 record, OU showed some grit as they overcame a hot start by Oral Roberts which had the Sooners down as many as 13 points. Steven Pledger led OU with 19 points while freshman Cameron Clark scored 17 points.
Rest of the games after the jump
Texas State 65 @ (25) Texas 101 - Texas recovered at home after their loss to USC by destroying the Bobcats of Texas State. This was never a contest as the Longhorns led 39-24 and they exploded to score 62 points in the 2nd half. Cory Joseph had his best game so far as he scored 19 points, fellow freshman Tristan Thompson added 14 points.
(5) Kansas State 68 @ Loyola (IL) 60 - The Wildcats move their record to 9-1 on the year. See full recap here.
(22) Washington 62 @ Texas A&M 63 - In the most exciting game of the day the Aggies notched a huge win over the ranked Huskies out of the Pac 10 conference. Washington came in averaging 95.5 points a game but A&M held them down all day long. Khris Middleton led Texas A&M with 17 points while David Loubeau was strong as well with 15 points. Loubeau finished the game off blocking a shot by Washington's Isaiah Thomas as time expired. The win moves the Aggies record to 9-1 on the season and should catapult them into the Top 25 when new rankings come out.
Presbyterian 55 @ (11) Missouri 70 - No heroics were needed in this one as Missouri charged out to a 39-18 halftime lead and never looked back. Justin Safford and Kim English both scored 14 points to lead the Tigers while Marcus Denmon who has been on fire of late chipped in with a respecatable 12 points.
(4) Kansas 76 vs. Colorado State 55 - Kansas fans had to be holding their breath last night when Marcus Morris left the court injured and had to go into the locker room. Luckily for Bill Self and company he only slightly rolled his ankle and returned to action. This was once only a 5 point lead for KU early in the 2nd half before the Jayhawks put this one out of reach. Markieff Morris finished with a double double of 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Missouri State 70 @ Oklahoma State 84 - Another solid win for Travis Ford and his team who move their record to 9-1 on the year. Keiton Page led the Cowboys with 23 points while Marshall Moses who had been coming off consecutive games of scoring 30 points or more finished with 13 points and 9 rebounds.