Big 12 Tournament day 2 round up

Alex Robinson (25) walks down the court between whistles in the first half of TCU’s 85-82 win over Kansas.
(Photo Credit: Shanna Rose, Global Basketball)

KANSAS CITY, Mo.–The second day of the Phillips 66 Men’s Basketball Championship was full of thrilling basketball and shocking upsets.

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Iowa State Cyclones:

Monte Morris notched a double-double with 21 points and 10 boards as No. 4 seeded Iowa State defeated No. 5 seeded Oklahoma State 92-83 on Thursday afternoon.

Deonte Burton recorded 17 points and 20 rebounds. Naz Mitrou-Long had 14 points and Matt Thomas added 13. Morris was an assist short of a triple-double.

The Cyclones (21-10) pulled ahead 35-23 with 6:33 remaining in the first half when Morris drained a 3-pointer. However, the Cowboys (21-11) refused to go away and used a 13-4 run to cut the deficit to three, 39-36, at the half.

The two teams exchanged punches most of the second half. Leading 62-57 with 9:52 left, Morris swished a jumper and helping the Cyclones pull away. Jawun Evans scored 29 points for Oklahoma State.

Jeffrey Carroll had 21 and Phil Forte 12. Iowa State will play TCU on Friday.

Devonte’ Graham (4) chases after a loose ball gets aways from Jaylen Fisher (0) during TCU’s 85-82 victory over Kansas in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals on Thursday, March 9, 2017.
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Kansas Jayhawks vs. TCU Horned Frogs:

With the game on the line, Desmond Bane made three straight free throws as No. 8 seeded TCU upset No. 1 seeded Kansas 85-82 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament on Thursday.

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk fouled Bane, who put up a 3-point shot with 2.5 seconds left. Bane drained all three free throws, giving the Horned Frogs (19-14) a three point edge. Devonte Graham put up a desperation 3 but it fell short and the Jayhawks (28-4) were sent packing.

Kenrich Williams scored 18 points for TCU. Bane had 16 points and Alex Robinson had 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. Vladimir Brodziansky added 11.

Frank Mason tallied 29 points and six assists. Mykhailiuk scored a career-best 18 points and Graham added 10. Landen Lucas tallied his fourth double-double this season with 13 points and 14 rebounds.

Mason’s six assists moved him into 10th place on the all-time assists list with 33, passing D.J. Augustin of Texas.

The Horned Frogs trailed 80-76 with 2:18 to play but a pair of free throws from Brandon Parrish and Robinson tied the game at 80-all. Robinson’s driving layup gave TCU an 82-80 lead, which diminished seconds when Mason sank two free throws.

Freshman phenom Josh Jackson missed the game due to a suspension for a hitting a parked car and fleeing the scene.


Jevon Carter (2) looks around Kerwin Roach Jr. (12) during WVU’s 63-53 win over Texas in the quarterfinals on Thursday, March 9, 2017.
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WVU Mountaineers vs. Texas Longhorns:

Jevon Carter scored 21 points and No. 2 seeded West Virginia University defeated No. 10 seeded Texas 63-53 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship on Thursday night.

The junior guard was the only player in double figures but the Mountaineers (25-7) applied the pressure on defense.

WVU forced 14 turnovers and had six steals while out rebounding the Longhorns (11-22) 42-39. The Mountaineers managed to keep Texas from scoring for the final 5:34 of the game and held Texas star Jarrett Allen to nine points.

Elijah Macon had 10 rebounds and Nathan Adrian added nine.

Andrew Jones scored 13 tallied for Texas and Kendal Yancy added 11.

Tarik Phillip (12) inbounds the ball during WVU’s 63-53 win over Texas in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament on Thursday, March 9, 2017.
(Photo Credit: Shanna Rose, Global Basketball)

After trailing early on in the first half the Longhorns and WVU battled back and forth before the Mountaineers used a 10-1 run to take a 39-30 lead at the half.

WVU picked up where they left off in the second half and took a 47-34 advantage when Sagaba Konate threw down a dunk with 15:25 left.

Kerwin Roach’s jumper, a 3-pointer from Jones and a James Banks dunk stopped the bleeding and cut Texas’ deficit to six, 47-41.

But Adrian stole the ball from Yancy and Carter pushed the lead back to 57-46 when he drained a 3 with 6:34 to play.

The Mountaineers will take on Kansas State on Friday.


Baylor Bears vs. Kansas State Wildcats:

Ishmail Wainright (24) hit a 3-pointer and jogs down the court during Baylor’s 70-64 loss to Kansas State during the quarterfinal of the Big 12 Tournament on Thursday, March 9, 2017.
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With their head coach’s job on the line and NCAA Tournament chances dwindling, No. 6 seeded Kansas State somehow found the will and upset No. 3 seeded Baylor 70-64 in the quarterfinals.

Barry Brown poured in 21 points, including several clutch shots down the stretch. D.J. had 13 points and seven rebounds for the Wildcats (20-12).

It was the second time this season that K-State topped the Bears (25-7).

Al Freeman led Baylor with 16 points. Johnathan Motley and Manu Lecomte both had 13 points.

Freeman pulled the Bears within four when he sunk a 3 with 50 seconds left but Baylor continuously fouled Brown, who made 6-of-8 from the charity stripe.

The Wildcats and the Bears slugged it out in the first half. Both teams’ defenses caused problems for the other.

At the break, the teams were tied at 25-25.

Brown drained a 3 and then completed a four-point play to give K-State a 44-37 advantage with 9:35 left.

The Wildcats led 60-51 when Motley’s layup made it a nine- point deficit.  Freeman made two free throws and a K-State turnover led to another layup from Motley, making it a 60-55 contest with 1:40 to play.

But Brown staved off Baylor’s comeback.


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