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Big 12 Basketball Weekend Recap

One ranked Big 12 team suffered defeat, 2 games went down to the wire and then there a handful of blowouts. 

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

Oklahoma St - 82
(22) Baylor - 75
in Stillwater, OK

James Anderson matched his season high with 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Oklahoma State started a four-game stretch against ranked teams by beating No. 22 Baylor 82-75 on Saturday.

Keiton Page added 22 points for the Cowboys (19-7, 7-5 Big 12), who have won three straight and sit squarely on the NCAA tournament bubble. Their next three games will be at Texas, at home against Kansas and at Texas A&M.

Tweety Carter went 7 of 12 from 3-point range -- hitting three from long range in the final 2 minutes -- and scored 25 points for Baylor (20-6, 7-5), which had a three-game winning streak snapped. The Bears had won four of their past six meetings against Oklahoma State.

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Player of the Game: James Anderson, Oklahoma St. 31 pts, 12 reb, 4 assists, 2 blocks

(17) Texas - 71
Texas Tech - 67

in Lubbock, TX

Gary Johnson scored a career-high 22 points to lead No. 15 Texas to a 71-67 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday.

The Longhorns (21-6, 7-5 Big 12) led by 13 points in the second half then held off a late-game surge by Nick Okorie, who scored 11 straight points for the Red Raiders to pull them within 69-67 with 58 seconds remaining in the game.

J'Covan Brown made two free throws with 4 seconds remaining to seal the win.

Okorie finished with 21 points for the Red Raiders (16-10, 4-8).

Damion James added 12 points and 10 rebounds for Texas, which had lost six of nine games since moving to No. 1 for the first time in school history.

Jon Roberson, the Red Raiders' second-leading scorer, was held to two points.

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Player of the Game: Gary Johnson, Texas, 22 pts, 9 reb

(1) Kansas - 94
Colorado -  74

in Lawrence, KS

In the excitement of the locker room after No. 1 Kansas cruised past Colorado 94-74 on Saturday, Self neglected to mention the great milestone reached by the player who he says impacts a game more than anyone else he ever coached.

With 123 victories in his illustrious career, senior guard Sherron Collins, along with senior Brady Morningstar, tied the record for most wins by a player in the storied history of Kansas basketball. With four games left in the regular season and the entire postseason also looming for the nation's top-ranked team, no one doubts they will shatter the record set by Raef LaFrentz, C.B. McGrath and Billy Thomas from 1995-98.

"I talk about it all the time but I forget to mention it in the locker room after the game," Self said. "It's a remarkable deal. I think it's really cool."

Cole Aldrich had 17 points, 10 rebounds and five blocked shots and Xavier Henry gave notice that his freshman slump is done, scoring 24 points in a victory that touched and neared many milestones.

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Player of the Game: Xavier Henry, Kansas, 24 pts, 6 reb

(23) Texas A&M - 60
Iowa St. -  56

in Ames, IA

Texas A&M's Donald Sloan put it best: There's a fine line between winning and losing in the brutal Big 12.

Sloan and his teammates seem intent on bending that line as much as they can.

He scored 14 points and No. 24 Texas A&M held off Iowa State 60-56 on Saturday for its fifth win in six games.

Khris Middleton added 12 points for the Aggies (19-7, 8-4 Big 12), who bounced back from a close loss to top-ranked Kansas on Monday with their seventh straight win over the Cyclones.

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Player of the Game: Marquis Gilstrap, 15 opts, 8 reb, 2 assists

(7) Kansas St. - 83
Oklahoma -  68

in Norman, OK

If Denis Clemente isn't playing fast and pushing the pace, he doesn't feel like he's doing his job.

After seeing him at work, Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel rates him among the best in the country.

Clemente scored 27 points and led a 3-point barrage by No. 7 Kansas State, propelling the Wildcats to an 83-68 victory against the spiraling Sooners on Saturday.

"I think Clemente is the fastest guy in college basketball from end to end, especially with the ball in his hands. When he's making his jump shot, which he's been doing, he's awfully, awfully tough to guard," Capel said.

Clemente hit five of his first seven 3-pointers, including a pair that he bracketed around another 3 by Jamar Samuels during a quick 9-0 burst that put Kansas State up by double digits for the first time at 59-49 with 12:41 to play.

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Player of the Game: Denis Clemente, Kansas St, 27 pts, 2 reb, 6 assists

Missouri - 74
Nebraska -  59

in Lincoln, NE

Marcus Denmon scored a career-high 24 points as Missouri took control midway through the second half and pulled away to defeat Nebraska 74-59 on Saturday.

Missouri (20-7, 8-4 Big 12) trailed 39-38 when Zaire Taylor hit a jumper that gave the Tigers the lead they would never relinquish with 17:07 remaining.

Nebraska (13-14, 1-11) could manage just three baskets in the next 5 1/2 minutes against the tight Missouri man-to-man defense. The Tigers outscored the Huskers 16-6 in that stretch, going up 56-45 on Denmon's short jumper that came off a Tiger steal.

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Player of the Game: Marcus Denmon, Missouri, 24 pts, 2 reb, 2 assists