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Big 12 notebook: Coaches weigh in on state of college basketball

Coaches across the conference address whether or not the game and conference are down, and if something can be changed.
BY STEPHANIE KUZYDYM Published: February 25, 2013
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photo - Kansas head coach Bill Self, right, receives a technical foul early in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth) ORG XMIT: IAJH101
Kansas head coach Bill Self, right, receives a technical foul early in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth) ORG XMIT: IAJH101

TOUGH TRAVEL FOR WEST VIRGINIA

Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins talked Monday about how every conference team his team faces is more than two hours away from any team they used to play when WVU was part of the Big East.

Huggins was asked if he thought there was anything that could change, like scheduling away opponents that are near each other so they spend one week away at Big 12 games and another week home.

“I think we've all got some idea,” Huggins said of recommendations he and his team have come up with for changing the schedule. “I think at the end of the year we've got to got to sit down and put our heads together for the most fair and equitable thing to do.”

TIP-INS

Kansas senior Jeff Withey has scored in double digits for the last 11 games, including double-doubles in four of his last five. ... With his 28 points against Oklahoma, Baylor senior Pierre Jackson passed the 1,000-point plateau in his career.

QUOTABLE

Texas Tech coach Chris Walker on his team's struggles: “I tell our guys a 3-point shot becomes a 10-point shot because of our inability to score.”

Huggins on his team's turnovers: “Sometimes I think our guys are colorblind. We have the tendency to throw it to the wrong team at times.”