Saturday was a big day for the super-sophs, Shady and Sherron, who totally controlled the game against A&M. If those two are ready to break out as major stars, that could be just the added boost we need to take the crown this year.
(I do wonder, however, about the selections of Shady and Brandon for the Big 12 first team; I'm glad the 'Hawks are represented there, but maybe Mario and DJ would have been better choices?)
Back to senior-itis for a moment -- I didn't realize it until reading the news today, but this senior class has won at least a share of the conference title all four years. (That's really a credit to Self as much as anything else)...
The only caveat on that A&M game for me would be that the Aggies didn't show up. (They must have been really fat and happy with themselves after beating Baylor.) So, in a way, I feel like we still haven't had that one major road win that we were looking for -- but that's quibbling, I guess.
We're now very much in contention for that number 1 seed, but unlike last season at this time, the teams ahead of us haven't been cooperating. Carolina survives at Cameron, Tennessee squeaks by Kentucky, Memphis continues to pound the Lilliputians, and UCLA keeps winning on miracle/questionable last-second plays. So it looks as if we'll have to win this week's tournament, and look for an upset elsewhere, in order to score the Midwest 1 seed that by virtue of talent should be rightfully ours.