Top of Big 12 is big surprise after opening week
BOULDER, Colo. -- The football final from the RCA Dome in Indianapolis wasn't even the most surprising score waiting in the pressroom at halftime of Sunday's game between Iowa State and Colorado. Not when the old cattle towns of the Great Plains seem intent on channeling their spirit into the Wild West of basketball that is the Big 12 this season.
After the opening week of play, it's safe to say the Big 12 is anyone's for the taking. Whether Iowa State makes a grab or not, at least Fennelly enters the fray with a team that is beginning to look familiar to a man who has seen a lot of conference dogfights."What we're trying to get to is our team to understand how Iowa State plays," Fennelly said after 90 minutes of basketball against Colorado. "And I think we played like Iowa State is supposed to play: hard, grind it out and find a way." Graham Hays is a regular contributor to ESPN.com's women's basketball coverage. E-mail him at Graham.Hays@espn3.com.