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Big 12 Basketball Predictions Sure To Backfire - Week 5

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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 TB from K-State's Bring On The Cats

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 22-6 29-10 27-12 29-10 17-5
(All Guest Picks)
Last Week 0-0 8-3 5-6 7-4 0-0
Saturday, January 28
Texas Longhorns at Baylor Bears Baylor Baylor Baylor Baylor Baylor
Texas Tech Red Raiders at Missouri Tigers Mizzou Mizzou Mizzou Mizzou Mizzou
Kansas Jayhawks at Iowa St. Cyclones KU ISU KU KU ISU
Oklahoma St. Cowboys at Texas A&M Aggies A&M A&M A&M A&M Ok State
Oklahoma Sooners at Kansas St. Wildcats K-State K-State K-State K-State K-State
Monday, January 30
Missouri Tigers at Texas Longhorns UT Mizzou Mizzou UT Mizzou
Tuesday, January 31
Oklahoma St. Cowboys at Texas Tech Red Raiders Tech Ok State Ok State Tech Ok State
Kansas St. Wildcats at Iowa St. Cyclones ISU ISU ISU ISU K-State
Wednesday, February 1
Baylor Bears at Texas A&M Aggies Baylor Baylor Baylor Baylor Baylor
Oklahoma Sooners at Kansas Jayhawks KU KU KU KU KU
National Game of the Week - Wednesday, February1
Connecticut Huskies at Georgetown Hoyas Georgetown G-Town Georgetown G-Town UCONN
What We're Saying
Joe: How many people do you think are going to be in attendance Jan 31st when Oklahoma State visits Texas Tech??
Nathan: As E. has grown weary of writing about how well Jordan Tolbert played in another Tech loss, I, too, am tired about how much Iowa State needs to win their next game. But for lack of a better term, they do need this one at home against Kansas. They need to make that tournament profile look more appealing to the eye.
Evan: I went road team heavy last wek (seven rood teams? What was I thinking?) and learned my lesson with a 5-6 record. This week I "only" picked four. Doomed again, eh?
E. Carnes: Am I crazy for picking Texas over Mizzou? Maybe! But I think this is the Longhorns' best chance for the big upset they almost pulled off over K-State and KU. Either way, it should be an interesting game — Haith used to be on Barnes' staff, so both coaches are familiar with the other's strengths and weaknesses. Also, is this finally the week Texas Tech will win a conference game? I think OK State in Lubbock is their best shot.
TB: Big week for swing games in the conference. Iowa State could give the other contenders a chance by beating KU, Missouri could tumble if it can't beat Texas on the road, and K-State and Iowa State will battle for "best of the rest" (i.e., fourth place) when the two meet in Ames.

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

Week 3
Joe: 10-1
Nathan: 9-2
Evan: 9-2
E. Carnes: 9-2
ccmachine of Crimson and Cream Machine: 9-2

Week 4
Nathan: 8-3
Evan: 5-6
E. Carnes: 7-4