By now you have heard about the big shocker in conference play from Saturday. But besides the top team losing, there were a handful of other games that had a direct impact on conference standings, including an intra-state mild upset, a sloppy border state rivalry, a bottom dweller uncharacteristically winning in double OT and a huge game from a Tiny player.
See all scores, recaps and players of the game after The Jump.
Saturday, February 27
Oklahoma St - 85
(1) Kansas - 77
at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK
Students rushed onto the floor, jumping up and down and hoisting Keiton Page as they celebrated a historic win for Oklahoma State.
The bottom line for the Cowboys: "We're a tournament team now," forward Obi Muonelo said.
James Anderson scored 27 points, Page was perfect on four 3-point tries at crucial times and Oklahoma State denied a bid by No. 1 Kansas to go undefeated through Big 12 play with an 85-77 victory on Saturday.
The Cowboys (20-8, 8-6) moved to 3-1 against top-ranked teams all time at home and likely removed any doubt of whether they would make the NCAA tournament for a second straight season. Despite entering the game in seventh place in the Big 12, OSU had an RPI of 33.
It was OSU's first win against a No. 1 team since beating Oklahoma on Feb. 4, 1989, and the landmark victory came in the same season the program got its first road win over a top 10 team in 52 years.
Player of the Game: James Anderson, Oklahoma St, 27 pts, 8 reb, 3 reb
(23) Texas - 74
(21) Texas A&M - 58
at Reed Arena in College Station, TX
Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon had been on his team about rebounding since a loss to Baylor earlier in the week, when the Aggies were outrebounded by seven.
On Saturday, the No. 22 Aggies answered his call, outrebounding No. 21 Texas in a 74-58 win that saw Longhorns guard J'Covan Brown injured after a hard fall late in the game.
Donald Sloan had 19 points to lead the Aggies, whose rebounding advantage was 40-29.
Texas A&M (20-8, 9-5 Big 12) never trailed and went up 10 points before scoring six in a row to push the lead to 66-50 with about three minutes remaining.
Player of the Game:Donald Sloan, Texas A&M, 19 pts, 2 reb, 3 assists
(6) Kansas St - 63
Missouri - 53
at Fred Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
The shots weren't falling, the bodies were. Their coach's face was nearly purple, and a few fans threw objects onto the floor.
Faced with a start like this any other year, Kansas State would have blinked, folded under the pressure.
Not this team. Backing down is never an option for this bunch.
Overcoming an ugly first 15 minutes offensively, the sixth-ranked Wildcats leaned on their defense and kept their composure in a tough atmosphere to pull out a defense-dominated 63-53 victory over gritty Missouri on Saturday night.
"It was a hard-fought game and our guys never lost their focus or their emotion because of the physical part of the game, because of mistakes, because of missed shots," coach Frank Martin said. "They stayed the course and when teams do that in a big game, you've got to be proud of them."
Player of the Game:Curtis Kelly, Kansas St, 10 pts, 10 reb, 4 assists
(24) Baylor- 70
Oklahoma - 63
at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK
In his first game in his home state since high school, Baylor's Ekpe Udoh struggled against Oklahoma State and the Bears lost, leading him to say, "I blew it."
As Baylor coach Scott Drew put it, Udoh was "in a little better mood" after his second collegiate game in Oklahoma.
Udoh had 20 points with seven blocked shots as No. 24 Baylor beat Oklahoma 70-63, giving the Bears their first win over the Sooners in Norman since December 1977.
Baylor (22-6, 9-5 Big 12) has won five of its last six games and seven of nine after Saturday's win. With games remaining against Texas Tech and Texas, the Bears have equaled the program's record for most Big 12 wins in a season.
Player of the Game:Tiny Gallon, Oklahoma, 23 pts 15 reb
Colorado - 75
Iowa St - 72
at Coors Events Center in Boulder, CO
Cory Higgins scored a season-high 33 points to lead Colorado over Iowa State 75-72 in a battle between Big 12 also-rans on Saturday.
With Colorado (13-15, 4-10) trailing 46-40 with 16 minutes left, Higgins scored 15 of the Buffaloes' next 17 points to give them a 57-55 lead with 7:20 left. He hit two 3-pointers in the stretch, and he finished it with a baseline drive past 6-foot-9 LaRon Dendy.
Casey Crawford hit two 3-pointers to extend Colorado's lead to four, and the Buffaloes hit eight free throws in the final 1:16 to seal the win.
Player of the Game:Cory Higgins, Colorado, 33 pts, 6 reb, 4 assists
Nebraska - 83
Texas Tech - 79
at Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, NE
Sek Henry scored seven of his 21 points in the second overtime and Nebraska ended a seven-game losing streak with an 83-79 victory over Texas Tech that put a dent in the Red Raiders' NIT hopes on Saturday.
Henry hit a jumper and 3-pointer to break a 73-73 tie, then made two free throws to put the Huskers (14-15, 2-12 Big 12) up 80-76. Lance Jeter made three of four free throws in the last 44 seconds to hold off the Red Raiders.
Nick Okorie scored 28 points, Brad Reese 19 and John Roberson 15 for Tech (16-12, 4-10), which lost its fifth straight.
Brandon Richardson added 15 points, Brandon Ubel 14 and Ryan Anderson 12 for the Huskers.
Player of the Game: Sek Henry, Nebraska, 21 pts, 5 reb, 6 assists
Evan Pfaff, Managing Editor
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