Big 12 Weekday Recap... Scores, Recaps and Players of the Games

Another great week of games in the best conference in America.

We had...
A late season game to determine the conference champion.
A buzzer beating full court driving layup in OT.
A team snap a 4 year conference road win drought.
... and much, MUCH more.

See all scores, recaps and players of the game after The Jump.

...but first, here's Mr. Big Shot's game winning drive. Will he ever have to buy a beer in Columbia again?

Monday, March 1 

Texas - 87
Oklahoma  - 76
at Frank Erwin Special Events Center in Austin, TX

Senior Damion James scored 24 points in his final home game for struggling Texas, and the Longhorns rallied for an 87-76 win over Oklahoma on Monday night.

Earlier in the day, Texas (23-7, 9-6 Big 12) became the first team since Alabama in 2003 to reach No. 1 and then later drop out of The Associated Press rankings. Texas started 17-0 to reach No. 1 for the first time in school history in January.

Tony Crocker scored 24 points to lead Oklahoma (13-16, 4-11), which led by 11 early in the second half.

Full Recap
Player of the Game:Damion James, Texas, 24 pts 8 reb

Tuesday, March 2

Missouri - 69
Iowa St - 67
at James H. Hilton Coliseum in Ames, IA

Zaire Taylor drove the length of the floor and banked in a layup at the buzzer to lead Missouri past Iowa State 69-67 in overtime Tuesday night.

J.T. Tiller tied a season high with 17 points and Marcus Denmon added 16 for the Tigers (22-8, 10-5 Big 12), who won for the fourth time in five games.

Missouri's Michael Dixon hit a layup off a Denmon block to tie it at 65 with 1:48 left in OT. Taylor then answered a Marquis Gilstrap layup with a jumper with 11.5 seconds left.

Iowa State (14-16, 3-12) then turned it over under the basket, setting up Taylor's acrobatic winner.

Gilstrap led five Iowa State players in double figures with 15 points and 13 rebounds. The Cyclones have lost eight of nine.

Full Recap
Player of the Game: Zaire Taylor, Missouri, See clip above..

(21) Baylor - 86
Texas Tech - 68
at United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, TX

Tweety Carter always seems to come up with what No. 21 Baylor needs.

He did it again Tuesday night when the Bears beat Texas Tech 86-68, their sixth win in seven games.

"All year long Tweety's given us what we need," Bears coach Scott Drew said. "If we needed scoring, he gives us scoring. If we need assists, he takes care of the ball. I thought between him and Epke [Udoh], they really controlled things from the inside and outside."

The Bears (23-6, 10-5 Big 12) got off to a slow start and trailed by 11 points in the first half but came to life right after the break.

Carter knows sputtering first halves must change.

"We can't continue to start like this," said Carter, who had nine assists and two steals. "When we huddled up, I think their lead was up to 12 or 11 or something like that. We knew we had a run in us but at the same time we were lucky to cut it down to one at half and get back into the game."

Full Recap
Player of the Game:Tweety Carter, Baylor, 18 pts, 9 assists

Colorado - 81
Nebraska - 68
at Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, NE

Reserve forward Casey Crawford had career highs with 20 points and six 3-pointers, and Colorado ended its 36-game Big 12 road losing streak with an 81-68 victory over lowly Nebraska on Tuesday night.

Alec Burks and Cory Higgins added 19 points apiece for the Buffaloes (14-15, 5-10 Big 12).

Jorge Brian Diaz had 15 points, Lance Jeter 14 and Ryan Anderson 10 for the Cornhuskers (14-16, 2-13).

Colorado had runs of 19-4 in the first half and 19-5 in the second. After Crawford hit his sixth 3, putting the Buffaloes up 65-45 with 7:48 left, fans started leaving the Devaney Sports Center.

Colorado's previous Big 12 road win was an 80-78 overtime victory at Oklahoma State on Jan. 21, 2006.

Tuesday's win also ended Colorado's 28-game road losing streak against Division I opponents.

Full Recap
Player of the Game:Cory Higgins, Colorado, 19 pts, 6 reb, 4 assists

Wednesday, March3

(2) Kansas - 82
(5) Kansas St - 64
at  Phog Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, KS

Sherron Collins had 17 points in his final game at Allen Fieldhouse and No. 2 Kansas beat No. 5 Kansas State 82-65 Wednesday night to clinch its sixth straight Big 12 regular-season title outright.

Xavier Henry scored 15 of his 19 points in a tight first half and Kansas (28-2, 14-1) wore down Kansas State in a foul-filled game to extend the nation's longest home winning streak to 59 games. The Jayhawks are 32-2 against Kansas State in the Big 12 era and will have the No. 1 seed in next week's Big 12 tournament.

Kansas State (24-5, 11-4) relied on the guard combination of Jacob Pullen and Denis Clemente to keep it close while its front line struggled with foul trouble. Clemente had 21 points and Pullen scored 15 of his 20 in the first half, while the five biggest Wildcats combined for 19 points.

Full Recap
Player of the Game: Sherron Collins, Kansas, 17 pts, 2 assists (hey, it's senior day)

(23) Texas A&M - 76
Oklahoma St - 61
at Reed Arena in College Station, TX

Texas -- Donald Sloan scored 19 points and No. 23 Texas A&M led from start to finish in a 76-61 win over Oklahoma State on Wednesday night.

The Aggies (21-8, 10-5 Big 12) used 3-point shooting to take an early lead and a 14-0 run in the opening minutes of the second half to keep it against the Cowboys, who were coming off Saturday's big win over then-No. 1 Kansas.

Texas A&M had its 18-point lead cut to eight before outscoring the Cowboys 11-3 to stretch the cushion to 70-54 with about three minutes left. Sloan, a senior playing in his last home game, and B.J. Holmes both had 3s during that spurt.

James Anderson led the Cowboys (20-9, 8-7) with 27 points.

Full Recap
Player of the Game: Donald Sloan, Texas A&M, 19 pts, 5 reb

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