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Big 12 Basketball Predictions Sure To Backfire - Week 3

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Each week we will make predictions on all the league's conference games. We'll also be joined by a different SB Nation Big 12 blogger to weigh in with their thoughts. Check back throughout the week to see how much (or little?) we all know.

This week we're proud to have ccmachine from OU's Crimson and Cream Machine

And post your predictions in the comments section. If we like your picks we might ask you to be a guest picker... so take your chance and put your thoughts out for everyone to read. Also keep track of your record to see how you compare with our picks.

Big 12 Basketball Conference Picks

Joe Loyd

Nathan Kotisso

Evan Pfaff

E. Carnes

Season Record 12-5 14-3 13-4 13-4 8-3
(All Guest Picks)
Last Week 7-4 9-2 9-2 9-2 8-3
(Peter Bean)
Saturday, January 14
Texas Longhorns at Missouri Tigers Mizzou Mizzou Mizzou Mizzou Mizzou
Kansas St. Wildcats at Oklahoma Sooners K-State K-State K-State K-State K-State
Texas Tech Red Raiders at Texas A&M Aggies A&M Tech A&M A&M A&M
Oklahoma St. Cowboys at Baylor Bears Baylor Baylor Baylor Baylor Baylor
Iowa St. Cyclones at Kansas Jayhawks KU KU KU KU KU
Monday, January 16
Texas A&M Aggies at Missouri Tigers Mizzou Mizzou Mizzou Mizzou Mizzou
Baylor Bears at Kansas Jayhawks KU Baylor KU KU Baylor
Tuesday, January 17
Texas Tech Red Raiders at Oklahoma Sooners OU OU OU OU OU
Wednesday, January 18
Texas Longhorns at Kansas St. Wildcats K-State K-State K-State K-State K-State
Oklahoma St. Cowboys at Iowa St. Cyclones ISU ISU ISU ISU ISU
National Game of the Week - Saturday, January 14
UNLV Runnin' Rebels at San Diego St. Aztecs SDSU UNLV UNLV UNLV SDSU
What We're Saying
Joe: Couple of upsets I thought about picking but just couldn't quite pull the trigger.
Nathan: The toughest game to choose had nothing to do with the Big 12. UNLV bringing back the Runnin' in Runnin' Rebels has helped them pull upsets early on. SDSU is another surprise in the MWC despite losing a lot from last yr's Sweet 16 club. Big 12 wise, all eyes are on the Big Monday battle in Lawrence, and you guessed it, BU survives.
Evan: Two streaks come to an end this week: Baylor loses their first and A&M wins their first. Though if either of those weren't to happen, I'd say Tech has a better shot at winning at hapless A&M than Baylor does at Phog. I just see Thomas Robinson neutralizing Perry Jones III and the rest falling into place for the Jayhawks.
E. Carnes: We know Baylor is good, but I'm curious to see if they're good enough to win at Allen Fieldhouse.
ccmachine: Baylor is quickly emerging as not only the best team in the Big XII but also one of the best in the country. They are currently teetering on a #1 seed in the NCAA tournament and games this week against Oklahoma State and at Kansas will tilt them either closer or away from that honor. On the complete opposite end of the spectrum Oklahoma and Texas Tech may settle once and for all this week who is the worst team in the conference.

See a week-by-week breakdown of how Joe, Nathan, Evan, E. Carnes and the Guest Pickers did after The Jump

Week 1
Joe: 5-1
Nathan: 5-1
Evan: 4-2
E. Carnes: 4-2

Week 2
Joe: 7-4
Nathan: 9-2
Evan: 9-2
E. Carnes: 9-2
Peter Bean of Burnt Orange Nation: 8-3