A home winning streak snapped, an overtime thriller in Boulder (Boulder?), and 4 of 5 games going to the road team highlight the week thus far in Big 12 action.
See Players of the Game, scores and recaps of all the games after The Jump.
... but first, this is the 20th anniversary of Milli Vanilli accepting a Grammy as Best New Artist. Enjoy. (p.s. I lip typed this post-script)
Monday, February 1
(9) Texas - 72
Oklahoma St - 60
in Stillwater, OK
Before his team played No. 9 Texas, Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford knew only a few things about Jordan Hamilton.
The freshman swingman had played only two minutes in the Longhorns' loss at Baylor two days earlier -- a game that went into overtime. Now, Ford knows so much more.
Hamilton scored a career-high 27 points and Texas finally slowed down James Anderson in the second half to beat Oklahoma State 72-60 on Monday night.
Player of the Game: Jordan Hamilton,Texas , 27 pts, 4 reb
Tuesday, February 2
(10) Kansas St- 76
Nebraska - 57
in Lincoln, NE
Denis Clemente scored 23 points, Jamar Samuels added 15 and No. 10 Kansas State bounced back from its overtime loss to archrival Kansas with a 76-57 victory over Nebraska on Tuesday night.
Clemente matched his season high with five 3-pointers, including three straight early in the second half to break open the game.
Player of the Game:Denis Clemente, Kansas St., 23 pts, 5 assists
Wednesday, February 3
Baylor - 84
Iowa St - 63
in Waco, TX
LaceDarius Dunn hit four 3-pointers, scooped in an underhand shot while being fouled in the lane, drove the baseline for a reverse layup and started a series of late-game dunks for No. 20 Baylor.
Yet, Dunn's most impressive play in the Bears' 84-63 victory against Iowa State on Wednesday night might have been none of the above.
With Baylor (17-4, 4-3 Big 12) still trying to gain control early in the second half, Dunn began a wild sequence after Tweety Carter missed a 3-pointer and the ball bounced to the other end of the court. Dunn outran several Cyclones to save it from going out of bounds, a long offensive rebound that set up a botched alley-oop that still resulted in a dunk for Baylor.
Player of the Game: Ekpe Udoh, Baylor, 19 pts, 10 reb, 4 assists
Texas A&M - 77
Missouri - 74
in Columbia, MO
David Loubeau scored all but five of his 17 points in the second half, and Texas A&M held Missouri without a basket for more than 10 minutes of the second half, ending the Tigers' 32-game homecourt winning streak with a 77-74 victory Wednesday night.
Player of the Game: David Loubeau, Texas A&M, 17 pts, 8 reb
(1) Kansas - 72 OT
Colorado - 66
in Boulder, CO
Marcus Morris scored six of his 15 points in overtime and grabbed a key rebound that helped top-ranked Kansas avoid what would have been the season's biggest upset with a 72-66 victory over Colorado on Wednesday night.
Player of the Game: Cole Aldrich, Kansas, 16 pts, 14 reb
Evan Pfaff, Senior Editor
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