Big 12

Dunn, Acy help Baylor pound reeling Texas

LaceDarius Dunn scored 30 points, Quincy Acy had 10 dunks among his 24 points and No. 21 Baylor wrapped up its winningest regular season in 64 years with a 92-77 victory over visiting Texas on Saturday.

The win assured the Bears (24-6, 11-5) a first-round bye in the Big 12 Tournament, which begins Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo.

Tweety Carter, one of two seniors playing his last home game for Baylor, had 16 points and 10 assists. His reverse layup with just under six minutes left in the first half broke a tie, igniting a 12-4 half-ending run that put the Bears ahead to stay.

Gary Johnson had 25 points for the Longhorns (23-8, 9-7), who have lost eight of their 14 games after a 17-0 start made them the No. 1 team in the country on Jan. 11.

Seven weeks later, the Longhorns are unranked and headed into the 12-team league tournament as the No. 6 seed after being swept in the regular season by Baylor for the first time since 1998. Texas coach Rick Barnes had been 11-0 in games at Waco.

The Bears have their most wins in the regular season since the 1945-46 team that won 25 games. Baylor was 24-15 last season, but seven of those wins came in the postseason when the Bears were runners-up in the Big 12 tournament and the NIT.

TEXAS (23-8): James 6-10 6-7 18, Pittman 2-2 0-1 4, Bradley 1-6 2-2 4, Mason 0-1 0-0 0, Brown 2-7 2-2 8, Johnson 10-15 5-5 25, Hamilton 7-13 1-1 18, Chapman 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-55 16-18 77.

BAYLOR (24-6): Udoh 4-9 0-0 8, Jones 4-6 0-1 8, Lomers 1-1 0-0 2, Dunn 10-19 6-6 30, Carter 5-13 5-6 16, Ellis 0-0 2-2 2, Acy 12-15 0-0 24, Dennis 0-0 0-0 0, Sekelja 0-0 0-0 0, Crump 0-0 0-0 0, Griffin 0-0 0-0 0, Walton 0-3 2-2 2, Jefferson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-66 15-17 92.

Halftime—Baylor 42-34. 3-Point Goals—Texas 5-17 (Hamilton 3-8, Brown 2-6, Bradley 0-1, James 0-2), Baylor 5-16 (Dunn 4-7, Carter 1-6, Walton 0-1, Jones 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Texas 2 9 (James, Johnson 8), Baylor 31 (Dunn, Udoh 6). Assists—Texas 14 (Brown 6), Baylor 23 (Carter 10). Total Fouls—Texas 17, Baylor 18. A—10,562.

Oklahoma State 74, Nebraska 55 — James Anderson scored 25 points in what likely was his last game at Gallagher-Iba Arena, and Oklahoma State closed the regular season by beating Nebraska 74-55.

Oklahoma State (21-9, 9-7 Big 12) clinched a winning record in conference play and likely also sealed a berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Cowboys will be the seventh seed in the Big 12 Tournament and will play Oklahoma in the first round.

Oklahoma State has won four straight games against Nebraska (14-17, 2-14). Brandon Richardson scored 16 points for the Cornhuskers, who have lost 14 of their last 16 games and finished last in the Big 12.

Anderson went 9 of 15 from the field. Nebraska had no answer for the 6-foot-6 junior guard nicknamed "Big Game James" for his penchant to come through when the Cowboys need him most. He left the game with 2:14 left to a standing ovation.

Anderson leads the Big 12 in scoring and is widely expected to forgo his senior season and enter the NBA Draft, but after he hit an acrobatic shot in the lane and drew a foul with 16:22 left, some in the orange-clad crowd chanted "One more year!" as Anderson stepped to the free-throw line.

At that point, Anderson had scored 21 points, while Nebraska had 23.

NEBRASKA (14-17): Standhardinger 5-10 3-4 14, Diaz 1-7 0-0 2, Richardson 5-7 5-6 16, Henry 4-8 1-1 9, Jeter 2-2 0-2 5, Jones 2-5 0-0 4, Holley 0-2 0-0 0, Ubel 0-4 1-2 1, Gallegos 1-4 0-0 2, Hankins-Cole 0-1 2- 3 2. Totals 20-50 12-18 55.

OKLAHOMA ST. (21-9): Pilgrim 4-5 0-2 8, Muonelo 3-10 4-4 13, Page 1-7 0-0 3, Gulley 0-1 2-4 2, Anderson 9-15 5-6 25, Shaw 1-4 3-4 5, Dowell 0-0 0-1 0, Walker 0-1 0-0 0, Sidorakis 4-6 0-0 12, Thomas 0-1 0-0 0, Fr anklin 0-1 0-0 0, Moses 3-3 0-0 6. Totals 25-54 14-21 74.

Halftime—Oklahoma St. 38-19. 3-Point Goals—Nebraska 3-13 (Jeter 1-1, Standhardinger 1-2, Richardson 1-3, Henry 0-1, Ubel 0-1, Jones 0-2, Gallegos 0-3), Oklahoma St. 10-29 (Sidorakis 4-6, Muon elo 3-8, Anderson 2-7, Page 1-7, Franklin 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Nebraska 30 (Standhardinger 6), Oklahoma St. 35 (Pilgrim 10). Assists—Nebraska 10 (Jeter 4), Oklahoma St. 17 (Page 4). T otal Fouls—Nebraska 19, Oklahoma St. 19. A—12,018.

No. 23 Texas A&M 69, Oklahoma 54 —No. 23 Texas A&M wrapped up a rare win at Oklahoma with exactly what the Sooners have been missing during an extended losing streak: Defense.

Khris Middleton scored 15 points, Bryan Davis added 13 points and 10 rebounds and the Aggies held Oklahoma to its lowest second-half scoring total of the season.

The Aggies (22-8, 11-5 Big 12) held Oklahoma to 22 points on 24 percent shooting in the second half. Over the final 28 minutes, Texas A&M — which leads the Big 12 in scoring defense during conference play — held a 55-31 scoring edge.

TEXAS A&M (22-8): Loubeau 3-6 1-4 7, Middleton 5-8 4-4 15, Davis 5-10 3-4 13, Harris 2-4 1-2 6, Sloan 4-11 2-4 10, Holmes 3-4 1-1 9, Blasczyk 0-0 0-0 0, Darko 0-0 0-0 0, Turner 3-3 0-1 6, Hibbert 0-1 0-0 0, S chepel 0-1 0-0 0, Walkup 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 26-51 12-20 69.

OKLAHOMA (13-17): Wright 4-8 2-3 10, Gerber 0-0 0-0 0, Crocker 2-7 0-0 4, Mason-Griffin 4-12 5-5 16, Davis 1-6 0-0 3, Pledger 3-7 0-0 9, Franklin 0-1 0-0 0, Fitzgerald 2-3 6-8 10, Gallon 1-3 0-0 2, Hardrick 0 -0 0-0 0, Willis 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-47 13-16 54.

Halftime—Texas A&M 36-32. 3-Point Goals—Texas A&M 5-13 (Holmes 2-3, Walkup 1-1, Middleton 1-2, Harris 1-3, Sloan 0-4), Oklahoma 7-20 (Mason-Griffin 3-5, Pledger 3-6, Davis 1-4, Franklin 0-1, Crocker 0-4). Fouled Out—Crocker. Rebounds—Texas A&M 36 (Davis 10), Oklahoma 26 (Davis 7). Assists—Texas A&M 12 (Sloan, Walkup 4), Oklahoma 11 (Davis, Mason-Griffin 4). Total Fouls—Texas A&M 15, Oklahoma 20. A—11,074.

Colorado 101, Texas Tech 90 — Cory Higgins scored 30 points and Alec Burks added 24 for host CU.

Nick Okorie scored a career-high 34 points and Mike Singletary had 21 for Texas Tech, which has lost seven straight.

The win was Colorado's third straight and clinched the No. 8 seed in the Big 12 Tournament, where it will face No. 9 Texas Tech again on Wednesday. It marked Colorado's first three-game conference winning streak in seven years.

The Buffaloes (15-15, 6-10) used a 17-2 run early in the first half to blow open a close game.

TEXAS TECH (16-14): Reese 2-6 0-0 6, Roberts 0-3 0-0 0, Singletary 9-19 3-6 21, Roberson 3-7 3-4 11, Okorie 11-16 9-9 34, Davis 4-7 0-3 8, Tairu 2-3 2-4 6, Jenkins 2-3 0-2 4, Cohadarevic 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-65 17-28 90.

COLORADO (15-15): Crawford 0-4 2-2 2, Relphorde 7-13 1-5 18, Burks 8-12 7-11 24, C.Higgins 9-10 11-15 30, Thorne II 2-5 2-3 8, Tomlinson 0-0 4-4 4, Coney 0-0 0-0 0, Knutson 2-4 7-8 11, Dufault 2-2 0-0 4, Horn buckle 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 30-51 34-48 101.

Halftime—Colorado 53-35. 3-Point Goals—Texas Tech 7-19 (Okorie 3-5, Reese 2-4, Roberson 2-6, Davis 0-1, Singletary 0-3), Colorado 7-16 (Relphorde 3-6, Thorne II 2-3, C.Higgins 1-1, Burks 1-1, Knutson 0-1, Hornbuckle 0-1, Crawford 0-3). Fouled Out—Reese, Roberson. Rebounds—Texas Tech 38 (Singletary 10), Colorado 30 (Burks 9). Assists—Texas Tech 20 (Roberson 9), Colorado 19 (Tomlinson 6). Total Fouls—Texas Tech 34, Colorado 27. A—8,826.

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