Big 12 Basketball: 5 biggest storylines of 2020 offseason

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AMES, IA – FEBRUARY 22: Head coach Chris Beard of the Texas Tech Red Raiders coaches Kyler Edwards #0 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders (Photo by David K Purdy/Getty Images)

Big 12 finished the 2019-20 regular season with two potential 1 seeds heading into the NCAA Tournament. 2020-21 may not be so different. Here are some of the biggest headlines so far this off-season.

For 6 years in a row, Big 12 Basketball was the best conference in the country. Despite having 3/4 of the best defenses in the nation (according to KenPom) the Big 12 finished second behind the Big Ten in 2019-20. The Big 12 Conference is looking to take back the crown!

Heading into 2020-21 it may look like more of the same if things go according to plan.
If teams that ended the season as national title contenders can bring back some of their star players from the NBA Draft they will once again be sitting in that spot.

Kansas, Baylor, West Virginia and Texas Tech look like they will once again make up the top 4 in the pre-season. In what order will determine what players they can entice back to campus.
Texas, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma were all but in on last year’s tournament, should it have happened, and look like they’re going to be even better!

As per usual, you can almost guarantee there will be no slouches at the bottom of the league. TCU, Iowa State and Kansas State will look to reload after losing lottery pick type talent like Tyrese Haliburton.

But who will be number one?

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