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Big 12 Tourney Final Four Recap... Scores, Recaps and Players of the Games

We're down to two teams left. The number one seed and their intra-state rivals. Both could have lost on Friday night, having trailed in their games, but both found a way to pull through.

After the Jump see complete scores, recaps and players of the games for each of the two games. 

Kansas (1 Seed) - 79
Texas A&M (4) - 66

Kansas does not often use a zone defense, and a shell-shocked Texas A&M must be wondering why.

Outplayed all night, the No. 1 Jayhawks went with a zone and a variation of a zone and embarked on a stunning 21-2 run that broke a tight game wide open Friday night and led them to a 79-66 victory over the No. 23 Aggies in a Big 12 semifinal.

Xavier Henry scored 11 points in the run, while Texas A&M went eight minutes without a field goal.

"Maybe it just got them out of rhythm, and it was hard for them to get it back," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "Whether it was the zone or our offense or whatever, we played pretty good the last 10 minutes. We got the ball where it needed to go and our first-shot defense was good and we rebounded the ball pretty well."

Texas A&M (23-9) led by as many as nine points early in the second half while the regular-season Big 12 champion Jayhawks (31-2) fouled and fumbled and committed turnover after turnover.

Full Recap
Player of the Game: Sherron Collins, Kansas, 26 pts, 6 assists
Up Next CHAMPIONSHIP: Kansas vs Kansas St

Kansas St. (2) - 82
Baylor (3) - 75

Dominique Sutton had a double-double and a key offense rebound that led to Jacob Pullen's 3-pointer with 2:02 left, helping No. 9 Kansas State survive for an 82-75 win over No. 21 Baylor on Friday night in the Big 12 tournament semifinals.

Sutton provided the early spark for listless Kansas State (26-6) early and finished with 14 points and 14 rebounds to send the second-seeded Wildcats into their first Big 12 championship game against rival Kansas. Pullen had 26 points and Denis Clemente added 24 to give Kansas State a school single-season record for wins.

Baylor (25-7), the third seed, shot 54 percent and got 26 points from LaceDarius Dunn, but gave up 17 offensive rebounds, including the late grab by Sutton. Ekpe Udoh added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Bears.

Full Recap
Player of the Game: Denis Clemente, Kansas St, 24 pts, 7 assists
Up Next CHAMPIONSHIP: Kansas St vs Kansas