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Kansas finished atop the Big 12 regular season standings in each of the past nine seasons and has won six of the last 10 conference tournament titles. Are the Jayhawks primed for more dominance this season? Where will Marcus Smart and Oklahoma State finish?

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2013-14 Big 12 basketball teams

Baylor

Baylor

2012-13 overall: 23-14
2013 Big 12: 9-9

Iowa State

Iowa State

2012-13 overall: 23-12
2013 Big 12: 11-7

Kansas

Kansas

2012-13 overall: 31-6
2013 Big 12: 14-4

Kansas State

Kansas State

2012-13 overall: 27-8
2013 Big 12: 14-4

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

2012-13 overall: 20-12
2013 Big 12: 11-7

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

2012-13 overall: 24-9
2013 Big 12: 13-5

TCU

TCU

2012-13 overall: 11-21
2013 Big 12: 2-16

Texas

Texas

2012-13 overall: 16-18
2013 Big 12: 7-11

Texas Tech

Texas Tech

2012-13 overall: 11-20
2013 Big 12: 3-15

West Virginia

West Virginia

2012-13 overall: 13-19
2013 Big 12: 6-12

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College basketball's No. 1 and No. 7 teams take the court on Big Monday! All right, so top-ranked Kentucky (vs. Oklahoma, ESPN, 9 p.m. ET) and seventh-ranked West Virginia (at Connecticut, ESPN, 7 p.m. ET) aren't taking the court against each other, if you want to get precise about these things, but why let that stop you from tuning in? Are you really that interested in the free skate in ice dancing?

The most drama probably resides in Storrs, Conn., where the Huskies' grip on the NCAA tournament bubble as the Mountaineers come to town brings to mind the signature big red orbs in ABC's "Wipeout" series. Doug Gottlieb addresses their prospects in the video above, but how would the picture look with another big win tonight?

John (Utah)

Hi Fran, what do you think it takes for Uconn to make the tourney?

Fran Fraschilla
Fran Fraschilla

Wins! They have some quote-unquote opportunity games against teams that are ranked. For example, a win against West Virginia on Monday night would look great on their tourney resume. They are very dangerous because their big three are as good as any in the Big East. And of course, their Hall of Fame coach is back. Something tells me they will play their way into the field of 65. Full transcript

Lance (Baltimore)

If Kansas and Kentucky played today who would you pick to win? I would pick Kansas to win in a thrilling close contest.

Mark Schlabach
Mark Schlabach

I'd go with Kansas' experience in March. Collins and Aldrich could match Wall and Cousins. Definitely a potential championship game. Full transcript

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While the Washington Nationals prepare for a summer of exchanging pleasantries with Scott Boras (because summer in a city built on a swamp isn't excruciating enough as it is), SportsNation gets to talk to the potential No. 1 pick who really has the power to bring change. Former Oklahoma star and possible future Clippers star Blake Griffin stops by to chat at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Although it's not set in stone quite yet, everyone expects the explosive post player to come off the board first in the NBA draft. That includes mock drafts from SportsNation bloggers dedalotw2003 (who also has an intriguing trade at No. 2) and bball4life578 (who also has a trade at No. 2 ... what does everyone have against Memphis?). Chat with Blake at 3:30!

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