Latest Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament Stories

2009-03-12 23:00:53

James Anderson's two free throws with 2 seconds left symbolized a wild day in the Big 12 Tournament Thursday and gave Oklahoma State a 71-70 win over Oklahoma. Both second-seeded Oklahoma and top-seeded Kansas, teams ranked seventh and 11th in the nation, were knocked out of the tournament. Kansas State also fell to a lower-seeded opponent. That left Missouri, which finished third in the regular-season standings, as the highest seeded team remaining going into Friday's semifinals. Baylor...

2009-03-04 23:26:42

DeMarre Carroll and Leo Lyons both delivered 15 points Wednesday and No. 12 Missouri remained perfect at home with a 73-64 win over No. 5 Oklahoma. Oklahoma's late-season struggles continued despite the presence of Blake Griffin, whose concussion suffered against Texas touched off a stretch of three losses in four games. Missouri (25-5, 12-3 Big 12) is 18-0 at home this season and the Tigers moved into a second-place tie with Oklahoma -- a game behind Kansas with one game to play in the Big...

2009-02-04 23:35:19

Brothers Blake and Taylor Griffin led a late Oklahoma rally Wednesday that lifted the second-ranked Sooners to a 77-71 victory over Texas A&M. Oklahoma overcame a nine-point deficit in the late going and held the Aggies scoreless for a four-minute stretch. Taylor Griffin put the Sooners in front for good with 41 seconds to play on a layup and added two free throws with 25 seconds to play for a four-point advantage. Blake Griffin scored 16 points and had 14 rebounds. Taylor Griffin had 13...

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