Cyclone Men Picked Seventh

DALLAS, Texas--The Iowa State men's basketball team is picked to finish seventh in the conference according to the 2002-03 Big 12 men's basketball preseason coaches poll released today. Kansas is the choice to win the Big 12 title, followed by Oklahoma and Texas.

No Cyclones were selected to the preseason coaches all-Big 12 team. Junior college transfers Tim Barnes and Jackson Vroman received votes for preseason Big 12 Newcomer of the Year.

2002-03 Big 12 Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll

1. Kansas (7) 116
2. Oklahoma (3) 113
3. Texas (2) 103
4. Missouri 86
5. Texas Tech 77
6. Oklahoma State 76
7. Iowa State 54
8. Baylor 47
9. Colorado 43
10. Nebraska 36
11. Kansas State 22
12. Texas A&M 19

2002-03 Big 12 Preseason Coaches All-Big 12 Team

Nick Collison, Kansas
Andre Emmett, Texas Tech
T.J. Ford, Texas
Kirk Hinrich, Kansas
Hollis Price, Oklahoma


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