Big 12 Tournament 2013 results and bracket: Jayhawks, Cyclones, Wildcats, Cowboys advance to semi-finals

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The Big 12 Tournament is ready to kick off the semi-final round Friday after a busy round of games Thursday.

The Big 12 Tournament had a full day Thursday as the field of eight teams was cut down to four once it was all said and done. The Kansas Jayhawks, Iowa State Cyclones, Oklahoma State Cowboys, and Kansas State Wildcats all advanced to the semi-finals.

Results from Thursday:

No. 1 Kansas - No. 9 Texas Tech

Final Score: 91-63, Kansas advances

Ben McLemore led the route of Texas Tech with 24 points on 8-of-12 shooting. The Jayhawks rolled onward to the semi-finals looking every bit the No. 1-seed.

No. 4 Oklahoma - No. 5 Iowa State

Final Score: 66-73, Iowa State advances

Despite making only seven of their 26 three-point field goal attempts, Iowa State advances to the next round.

No. 3 Oklahoma State - No. 6 Baylor

Final Score: 74-72, Oklahoma State advances

Pierre Jackson scored 31 points for the Baylor Bears, but missed a game-winning shot and the Cowboys held on with Marcus Smart's 21 points and five rebounds to lead the way.

No. 7 Texas - No. 2 Kansas State

Final Score: 66-49, Kansas State advances

It was too much Rodney McGruder for Texas as he led the Wildcats to a victory with 24 points.

Friday's Big 12 Schedule:

No. 1 Kansas - No. 5 Iowa State

Tip-off: 7:30 p.m. EDT

No. 2 Kansas State - No. 3 Oklahoma State

Tip-off: 10:00 p.m. EDT

Check out the updated bracket here:

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