Men’s basketball picked fourth in preseason Big 12 poll

29 Oct By
Guard Matt Coleman was one of four Texas Longhorns to earn preseason All-Big 12 recognition, giving UT more preseason all-conference players than any other program in the Big 12 (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

IRVING, Texas — The University of Texas men’s basketball team has been picked to finish fourth in the Big 12 in 2019-20, according to the preseason vote by the conference coaches that was released Thursday by the Big 12 office.

Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams.

The Longhorns finished with a 19-12 record last season and tied Oklahoma, West Virginia and Texas Tech for third place in the conference after each team finished the season with a 9-9 mark against Big 12 teams.

Baylor earned seven first-place votes and was tabbed as the preseason favorite to win the conference crown. The other three first-place votes went to Kansas; the Bears and Jayhawks were followed at No. 3 in the poll by West Virginia.

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Four Longhorns earn Preseason All-Big 12 honors
Senior guard Matt Coleman was one of six players named to the Preseason All-Big 12 team. Senior forward Jericho Sims, junior guard Courtney Ramey and freshman forward Greg Brown earned Honorable Mention All-Big 12 honors.

The four Longhorns on the preseason All-Big 12 teams were the most of any school in the conference.

2020-21 Preseason Big 12 men’s basketball poll (first-place votes in parentheses)
1.              Baylor (7)
2.              Kansas (3)
3.              West Virginia
4.              Texas
5.              Texas Tech
6.              Oklahoma
7.              Oklahoma State
8.              Iowa State
9.              TCU
10.           Kansas State