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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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