Big 12 Basketball wrap-up
Jordan Hamilton scored 17 points and No. 12
Texas sent rival Oklahoma to an 0-3 start in the Big 12 with a
66-46 win Saturday.
Freshman forward Tristan Thompson added 15 points and eight
rebounds. His 11 points in the second half sparked the run that put
the game away for Texas (14-3, 2-0 Big 12).
Andrew Fitzgerald scored 18 for the Sooners (8-9), who are 0-8
away from home this season and showed little chance of breaking
that streak in a game in which they never led. Oklahoma shot just 1
of 15 from 3-point range.
Gary Johnson scored 14 points and Cory Joseph 10 for the
Longhorns, who held Oklahoma to its lowest point total of the
Jamie Vanderbeken scored 21 points on seven
3-pointers and Scott Christopherson added 17 points as Iowa State
knocked off Baylor 72-57 Saturday to snap the Bears' four-game
Diante Garrett had 16 points and 11 assists for the Cyclones
(14-4, 1-2), who picked up their first Big 12 win and improved to
9-0 against Baylor at home.
Iowa State let the Bears get within a point early in the second
half before pulling away with a 15-5 run midway through the second
half. Vanderbeken then drained a 3-pointer from the corner to put
the Cyclones ahead 69-53 with 4:19 left.
LaceDarius Dunn had 20 points to lead Baylor (12-4, 2-1), which
next hosts No. 3 Kansas on Monday night. The Bears, who entered
play with one of the nation's top scoring defenses, let Iowa State
shoot 50 percent from the floor and 56 percent from 3-point range.
Khris Middleton scored 28 points,
including 11 in overtime, and No. 14 Texas A&M beat 15th-ranked
Missouri 91-89 on Saturday for its 13th straight win.
The Aggies (16-1, 3-0 Big 12) trailed by one before Middleton
swiped the ball from Marcus Denmon and converted a layup with 34
seconds remaining. Missouri had a chance to go in front again but
had another costly turnover.
Middleton made three free throws to extend the lead to 91-87,
and Missouri's Laurence Bowers had a tip-in at the buzzer for the
The Tigers (15-3, 1-2) were ahead 87-85 after a 3-pointer by
Denmon with about 90 seconds left in OT. B.J. Holmes made one of
two free throws before Middleton's bucket.
Jamar Samuels scored 22 points and Jacob
Pullen added 21 to lead No. 21 Kansas State to a 94-60 victory over
Texas Tech on Saturday.
Rodney McGruder added 16 points and Curtis Kelly had 12 for the
Wildcats (13-5, 1-2 Big 12).
John Roberson scored 19 points for Texas Tech (8-10, 0-3).
The Wildcats took a 17-4 lead, ignited by Pullen's two
3-pointers, and were never really threatened. Kelly, returning from
a six-game suspension, made two dunks midway through the first half
that were part of an 8-0 run that put Kansas State up 27-9.
Texas Tech made only 4 of its first 17 shots and trailed 52-26
at halftime. Samuels had 18 points and Pullen 16, outscoring Tech
by eight in the half.
The Wildcats shot 53.1 percent from the field and 59.1 percent
from the 3-point line.
Texas Tech has lost its three Big 12 games by a combined 77
Marcus Morris and Tyrel Reed hit free
throws in the final seconds and No. 3 Kansas erased a 10-point
second-half deficit to remain unbeaten with a 63-60 victory
Saturday over Nebraska.
Kansas, which has dominated Nebraska throughout the decades and
came in with a 15-game winning streak over the Huskers, was
thoroughly outplayed in a ragged first half and fell behind by 10
points quickly after intermission.
Morris' two foul shots gave the Jayhawks (17-0, 2-0 Big 12) a
62-58 lead. After Lance Jeter drove in for a layup, Reed was
quickly fouled and made one of two.
Jeter then missed a 3-pointer for Nebraska, which outrebounded
Marcus Morris and Reed each had 16 points as Kansas ran its
school-record home court winning streak to 69 games. Jeter had 13
points for Nebraska (13-4, 1-2) and Andre Almeida had 10.
Alec Burks scored 20 points, including
four free throws in the final 10.8 seconds, and Colorado hung on to
beat Oklahoma State 75-71 Saturday to extend its winning streak to
Cory Higgins led the Buffaloes (14-4, 3-0 Big 12) with 23 points
and made all 10 his free throws to boost his career total to 487,
surpassing Donnie Boyce (480) for the school record. Marcus
Relphorde added 14 points.
Jean-Paul Olukemi had 21 points to lead the Cowboys (13-4, 1-2).
Burks also had a career-high 11 rebounds to help Colorado start
3-0 in conference for the first time since 1996-97, when the
Buffaloes opened 6-0 and advanced to the NCAA tournament.
Colorado, playing before its first home sellout crowd of the
season, improved to 11-0 at in Boulder this season.