Season Preview: Oklahoma Last Season: 11-20 Key Losses: Jordan Woodard Key Additions: Trae Young, Brady Manek, Hannes Polla After losing many key pieces, Lon Kruger’s Oklahoma Sooners finished ninth in the Big 12 and failed to make the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2012. Although they didn’t have nearly the same personnel
Season Preview: Texas Christian Last Season: 24-15, NIT Champions Key Losses: Brandon Parrish Key Additions: Kevin Samuel, R.J. Nembhard After another disappointing season in the Big 12, the Texas Christian Horned Frogs made the best of missing out on the NCAA tournament by winning the NIT. En route to their NIT title, they defeated
Season Preview: Oklahoma State Last Season: 20-13, NCAA 1st Round Key Losses: Jawun Evans, Phil Forte III, Leyton Hammonds, Brad Underwood Key Additions: Zack Dawson, Mike Boynton The Oklahoma State Cowboys surpassed expectations last year when they made a tournament appearance and finished fifth in the Big 12 with a 9-9 record in conference.
Season Preview: Kansas Last Season: 31-5, NCAA Elite 8 Key Losses: Josh Jackson, Frank Mason III, Landen Lucas Key Additions: Billy Preston, Marcus Garrett Even though the Kansas Jayhawks made it to the Elite 8 last year, it still seemed like a disappointing season due to their sky high expectations and stellar roster. Kansas
Season Preview: Texas Last Season: 11-22 Key Losses: Jarrett Allen, Shaquille Cleare Key Additions: Mohamed Bamba, Matt Coleman, Jericho Sims, Royce Hamm, Jase Febres In perhaps the worst season of Shaka Smart's head coaching career, the Texas Longhorns failed to make a tournament appearance, finishing dead last in the Big 12. There just was
Season Preview: Iowa State Last Season: 24-11 (NCAA 2nd Round) Key Losses: Monte Morris, Nazareth Mitrou-Long, Deonte Burton, Matt Thomas Key Additions: Lindell Wigginton, Terrence Lewis The Cyclones were riding high coming into the NCAA tournament last year after winning the Big 12 tournament, but that was quickly put to a halt when they
Season Preview: Baylor Last Season: 27-8, NCAA Sweet 16 Key Losses: Johnathan Motley, Ishmail Wainright Key Additions: Tristan Clark Despite not being in the AP top 25 to start the season, Baylor proved to be a title contender right off the bat by starting their season with 15 wins, including wins against
Season Preview: Texas Tech Last Season: 18-14 Key Losses: Anthony Livingston, Aaron Ross, Devon Thomas Key Additions: Davide Moretti, Josh Webster, Hyron Edwards Other than a couple surprising upsets, the Red Raiders had a rather poor season in head coach Chris Beard's first season, finishing seventh in the conference with a 6-12 in-conference record.
Season Preview: West Virginia Last Season: 28-9, NCAA Sweet 16 Key Losses: Nathan Adrian, Tarik Phillip Key Additions: D'Angelo Hunter It is hard to know what to expect from the West Virginia Mountaineers in any given season. Despite their unorthodox approach to basketball, Bob Huggins's team seems to always put together a solid season
Season Preview: Kansas State Last Season: 21-14, NCAA 1st Round Key Losses: Wesley Iwundu, D.J. Johnson Key Additions: Nigel Shadd, Levi Stockard After finishing sixth in the Big 12 last year with an 8-10 in conference record, Kansas State defeated Baylor before narrowly losing to West Virginia in the semifinals. This helped them earn