Road warriors on fire in deep Big 12
By the time all 90 Big 12 games are played, obviously, the majority of games will be won by the home team.
But it’s going to be tougher than ever to turn back road warriors throughout the conference.
Even so, nobody could have predicted it would be as tough as it has been so far.
The road team won eight of the first nine Big 12 games. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State, 109-89, Wednesday night to join Texas Tech as the only conference schools to win a home game.
Is it just a case of more of the good teams playing on the road the first week?
“I don’t know what a better team is, to be honest,” West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said. “This is the hardest, best-coached, best league I’ve ever seen, from top to bottom. I think round-robin makes it that much harder. We don’t have a bottom. Somebody is going to end up at bottom, but put them in another league they’re not going to end up at bottom.”
Those were the words of a coach who has a view from the top. West Virginia, Oklahoma and Texas Tech are the only schools to get off to 2-0 starts.
The view from the bottom doesn’t look any different.
“It’s the No. 1 league in the country for a reason without a doubt,” Iowa State coach Steve Prohm said. “You you look back and there’s not an easy out in this league, home and on the road, 1 through 10, there is no bottom. Everybody’s good.”