Texas Longhorns Basketball Picked Second in Big 12 Basketball Preseason Poll | Horns Illustrated

Texas Longhorns Basketball Picked Second in Big 12 Basketball Preseason Poll | Horns Illustrated
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IRVING, Texas — The University of Texas men’s basketball team is picked to finish second in the Big 12 Conference in a preseason vote of the league coaches, the conference office announced Thursday morning. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams.

Kansas claimed the top spot in the poll, each earning 78 points in polling for the upcoming 2014-15 season. The Jayhawks received six first-place votes. Texas earned 74 points in the poll and received three first-place votes. Oklahoma was picked third and claimed 67 points while earning one first-place vote.

The Big 12 Conference will hold its preseason media day on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Sprint Center in Kansas City, site of the 2015 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship. Live coverage of the event will be available at Big12Sports.com.

Texas opens the 2014-15 campaign on Friday, Nov. 14, when it hosts North Dakota State as part of the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project. Season tickets are available by calling 512-471-3333 or online at: www.TexasSports.com/tickets.


2014-15 Big 12 Basketball Preseason Poll

Rank        Team (First-place votes)        Points

1.             Kansas (6)                               78

2.             TEXAS (3)                                74

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3.             Oklahoma (1)                          67

4.             Kansas State                           53

5.             Iowa State                              51

6.             Baylor                                      36

West Virginia                          36

8.             Oklahoma State                      27

9.             TCU                                         15

10.           Texas Tech                              13

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