The first game in the first round of the 2011 Big 12 tournament bracket will be the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Oklahoma State Cowboys at 11:30 a.m. in Kansas City's Sprint Center. Nebraska beat OSU once this season but that comes after the Cowboys had won five straight against the Huskers. (FYI: Here's the Big 12 tournament bracket).
That Nebraska is favored in this game is a little surprising considering where these two teams have been in the last few years. The Huskers are 1.5 point favorites and SB Nation's Big 12 Hoops predicts they'll go home with a victory.
Going to have go with Nebraska to win this game outright and cover the tiny spread associated with it. Just think that the Cornhuskers are playing better basketball than Oklahoma State at moment and they have more reason to get motivated for this game.
I've gotta agree here. Nebraska is the type of team that can lose to Iowa State one day and beat Mizzou the next. You don't know what you're going to get. I think they have enough to pull it off against Colorado though.
Nebraska is leaving the Big 12 so the team and their fans are sure to get a loud reaction at the Sprint Center (though the day games in round one usually have the least attendance).
For more on Nebraska and Oklahoma State, check out Corn Nation and Cowboys Ride For Free.