Missouri can win the Big 12

Updated: December 9, 2011, 1:43 PM ET
By Jay Bilas

I have watched the Missouri Tigers closely over the past few seasons, and the Tigers have finally found the right balance. Mizzou is really impressive and has a legitimate chance to win the Big 12 this season.

In a departure from their frenetic pressing system, the Tigers are valuing possessions more and being more efficient while still running and taking advantage of their superior quickness and speed. Missouri averaged around 75 possessions per game in 2010-11 and are down to 69 possessions per game this season. The Tigers are scoring 1.25 points per possession this season, best in the nation.