Big 12 Weekly Preview (1/20/22)

Missouri All-American Rocky Elam (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki;

Thursday 01/20

Missouri at Oklahoma, 8:00 PM (7:00 PM)

Friday 01/21

Oregon State at Northern Colorado, 8:00 PM (6:00 PM)

Saturday 01/22

South Dakota State at Missouri, 3:00 PM (2:00 PM)
Oregon State at Wyoming, 3:00 PM (1:00 PM)
North Dakota State at Northern Iowa, 8:00 PM (7:00 PM)

Sunday 01/23

Oklahoma at Northern Illinois, 1:00 PM (12:00 PM)
South Dakota State at SIU Edwardsville, 2:00 PM (1:00 PM)
North Dakota State at Iowa State, 3:00 PM (2:00 PM)
Lehigh at Oklahoma State, 3:00 PM (2:00 PM)

If this schedule holds up (Unfortunately, we know it won't due to a rash of cancellations from COVID), this is another solid slate of duals for the Big 12 this week.

Most Unique Storyline: OU vs. Missouri

The "newest" Big 12 program taking on the defending conference champions. On paper this is the toughest in conference matchup for Missouri so far this season, but Missouri has a slight edge in the rankings at most weights. OU is competitive at every single weight, so this could get interesting if they can pull a few upsets.

My Dual to Watch: North Dakota State at Iowa State

I wrote in my recap for last week that I think Iowa State is starting to emerge as a conference title contender. They're right up there with OSU and Missouri and could continue to climb as we move forward in the season. They have a solid test here though. North Dakota State and Iowa State are both one loss teams and North Dakota State will provide a test for the rising Cyclone squad ahead of their dual with Oklahoma State next week.


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