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

With the amount of lopsided games that the Big 12 saw on Saturday, the weekend will be remembered for the lone close one, as K-State got upset at home in overtime by Iowa State.

With the other 5 games averaging a nearly 16 point margin of victory, the last game of the night, at Bramlage Coliseum is what is on the minds of Big 12 basketball fans.

In the end, the game didn't mean anything as Kansas State wound up with the 2 seed they were hoping for and Iowa State remained slotted in the 11 slot. However, it now puts a new wrinkle on this week's conference tournament.

Can Iowa St now upend Texas? Is K-State vulnerable to the Oklahoma Stat-Oklahoma winner?

Lots of questions to be answered starting Wednesday in Kansas City.

Tournament predictions are forthcoming later in the week, so until then after The Jump you'll find the scores, recaps and players of the games for all 6 of Saturday's Big 12 pairings.

Oklahoma St - 74
Nebraska - 55
at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, OK

James Anderson scored 25 points in what likely was his last game at Gallagher-Iba Arena, and Oklahoma State closed the regular season by beating Nebraska 74-55 on Saturday.

Oklahoma State (21-9, 9-7 Big 12) clinched a winning record in conference play and likely also sealed a berth in the NCAA tournament. The Cowboys will be the seventh seed in the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Mo., and will play Oklahoma in the first round.

Brandon Richardson scored 16 points for the Cornhuskers (14-17, 2-14), who have lost 14 of their last 16 games and finished last in the Big 12.

Anderson went 9 of 15 from the field. Nebraska had no answer for the 6-foot-6 junior guard nicknamed "Big Game James" for his penchant to come through when the Cowboys need him most. He left the game with 2:14 left to a standing ovation.

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Player of the Game: James Anderson, Oklahoma St, 21 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

(23) Texas A&M - 69
Oklahoma - 54
at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK

No. 23 Texas A&M wrapped up a rare win at Oklahoma with exactly what the Sooners have been missing during an extended losing streak: Defense.

Khris Middleton scored 15 points, Bryan Davis added 13 points and 10 rebounds and the Aggies held Oklahoma to its lowest second-half scoring total of the season in a 69-54 victory Saturday.

"The reason that we're so successful is that these guys bring an unbelievable amount of toughness to the program," coach Mark Turgeon said. "A lot of the games that we've won over the last four years with these guys have been because of toughness."

The Aggies (22-8, 11-5 Big 12) held Oklahoma to only 22 points on 24 percent shooting in the second half. Over the final 28 minutes, Texas A&M -- which leads the Big 12 in scoring defense during conference play -- held a 55-31 scoring edge.

"I thought defensively we were as good as we've been," said Turgeon, who moved to 71-29 through 100 games at A&M.

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Player of the Game: Bryan Davis, Texas A&M, 13 pts, 10 reb

(2) Kansas - 77
Missouri - 56
at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, MO

Marcus Morris shook off a scary collision with a scorer's table to notch double-double and No. 2 Kansas used two big runs in each half to beat Missouri 77-56 on Saturday.

Kansas (29-2, 15-1 Big 12) led by 16 after a 20-4 run in the first half, then put together another 20-4 spurt after Morris' injury to beat its biggest rival for the eighth time in nine games.

The Jayhawks shot 52 percent after a shaky start and will head into next week's Big 12 tournament as the No. 1 seed and one victory from joining Kentucky and North Carolina in the 2,000-win club.

Missouri (22-9, 10-6) struggled with Kansas' depth and size inside for the second time this season, giving up 42 points in the paint and 17 more rebounds in its final home game. Kim English had 16 points led the Tigers, who were 3 of 22 from 3-point range.

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Player of the Game: Marcus Morris, Kansas, 12 pts, 10 reb

Colorado - 101
Texas Tech - 90
at Coors Events Center in Boulder, CO

Cory Higgins scored 30 points, Alec Burks added 24 and Colorado beat Texas Tech 101-90 on Saturday in the Big 12 regular season final for both teams.

Nick Okorie scored a career-high 34 points and Mike Singletary had 21 for Texas Tech, which has lost seven straight.

The win was Colorado's third straight and clinched the No. 8 seed in the Big 12 Tournament, where it will face No. 9 Texas Tech again on Wednesday. It marked Colorado's first three-game conference winning streak in seven years.

The Buffaloes (15-15, 6-10) used a 17-2 run early in the first half to blow open a close game. Led by Marcus Relphorde's 15 points, Colorado shot 59 percent in the first 20 minutes and led 53-35 at the break.

The Red Raiders (16-14, 4-12) trailed by double digits until Okorie's 3-pointer made it 88-79. Texas Tech got within eight in the final minutes but didn't get any closer.

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Player of the Game: Cory Higgins, Colorado 30 pts on 9-10 shooting from the field

(21) Baylor - 92
Texas - 77
at Ferrell Center in Waco, TX

LaceDarius Dunn scored 30 points, Quincy Acy had 10 dunks among his 24 points and No. 21 Baylor wrapped up its winningest regular season in 64 years with a 92-77 victory over Texas on Saturday.

The win assured the Bears (24-6, 11-5) a first-round bye in the Big 12 tournament.

Tweety Carter, one of two seniors playing his last home game for Baylor, had 16 points and 10 assists. His reverse layup with just under 6 minutes left in the first half broke a tie, igniting a 12-4 half-ending run that put the Bears ahead to stay.

Gary Johnson had 25 points for the Longhorns (23-8, 9-7), who have lost eight of their 14 games after a 17-0 start made them the No. 1 team in the country on Jan. 11.

Seven weeks later, the Longhorns are unranked and headed into the 12-team league tournament as the No. 6 seed after being swept in the regular season by Baylor for the first time since 1998.

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Player of the Game: LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor, 30 pts 6 reb

Iowa St - 85
(5) Kansas St - 82
at Fred Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS

Diante Garrett scored five points in overtime and Iowa State stunned No. 5 Kansas State 85-82 on Saturday, snapping a 21-game losing streak to ranked teams.

The Cyclones (15-16, 4-12 Big 12) hadn't won in Manhattan since 2001 and were just 7-104 in their last 111 games against ranked teams on the road before coming in Saturday as 15-point underdogs.

Kansas State (24-6, 11-4), the No. 2 seed in next week's Big 12 tournament, shot a miserable 34 percent for the game but still managed to forge a 74-all tie and send the game into overtime when Denis Clemente hit his second 3-pointer in 12 attempts with a little more than a minute left.

Craig Brackins had 19 points before fouling out for Iowa State, which had lost seven of nine. Scott Christopherson had 18 points and Marquis Gilstrap 13.

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Player of the Game: Craig Brackins, Iowa St, 19 pts, 12 reb 2 assists