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The Main Event: For Big 12 men's basketball, it will be addition by subtraction

The league will be stronger without Nebraska and Colorado in the mix
BY JOHN HELSLEY, STAFF WRITER, JHELSLEY@OPUBCO.COM Published: February 28, 2011
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photo - This season, Oklahoma State may have made its last trip to Nebraska (left photo) and Colorado may have made its last trip to Oklahoma (right photo). AP AND OKLAHOMAN PHOTOS
This season, Oklahoma State may have made its last trip to Nebraska (left photo) and Colorado may have made its last trip to Oklahoma (right photo). AP AND OKLAHOMAN PHOTOS

The Big 12 is shrinking. For basketball, that means strengthening.

"Our league just got better," said Kansas coach Bill Self.

A reshaped football conference, minus Nebraska and Colorado, offers lesser appeal and fewer marquee games and dread of more frequent trips to Ames and Manhattan and the other former North Division outposts.

On the hoops side,...
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