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OKLAHOMA CITY _ Kalani Brown scored 23 points in 21 minutes, and No. 1 Baylor breezed past Kansas State 88-60 in a Big 12 Tournament semifinal. By Cliff Brunt. SENT: 700 words, photos.
OKLAHOMA CITY _ Alexa Middleton scored 24 points, Bridget Carleton and Ashley Joens had double-doubles and No. 19 Iowa State took control down the stretch to defeat No. 21 Texas 75-69 in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals. SENT: 400 words.
CINCINNATI _ Galen Robinson Jr. raised his arms at midcourt as the buzzer sounded and red-clad Cincinnati fans headed glumly for the exits. No. 12 Houston has just drubbed the American Athletic Conference’s defending champion, leaving no doubt about who’s best this time around. It’s the Cougars, and it’s not even close. Corey Davis Jr. scored a career-high 31 points Sunday, and Houston dominated the second half for an 85-69 victory over No. 20 Cincinnati that clinched the AAC’s regular-season title outright. By Joe Kay. SENT: 780 words, photos.
BIG 12 AWARDS
DALLAS _ Texas Tech star Jarrett Culver has been voted Big 12 player of the year and coach Chris Beard has been honored as coach of the year after the Red Raiders shared the regular-season title with Kansas State. The league announced its awards Sunday. SENT: 175 words, photos.
_ BKC--SMU-SOUTH FLORIDA
TAMPA, Fla. _ Ethan Chargois had 19 points to lead five SMU players in double figures as the Mustangs defeated South Florida 77-71 on Sunday. SENT: 150 words.
DALLAS _ Eric Gordon scored 26 points and Chris Paul blocked Jalen Brunson’s jumper in the final seconds, sending the Houston Rockets to a 94-93 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. By Dave Jackson. SENT: 700 words, photos.
SAN ANTONIO _ LaMarcus Aldridge had 29 points and 15 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan added 28 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a 15-point deficit in the first quarter to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 121-114 for their fifth straight win. By Raul Dominguez. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.
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