Without Perry Jones III around, Baylor never stood much of a chance against Oklahoma, falling 84-67 in the opening round of the 2011 Big 12 Tournament. Cade Davis led the Sooners with 24 points and four rebounds in a game that was never really in question.
Oklahoma gets archrival Texas tomorrow at 7 pm EST in the quarterfinals. The Longhorns dominated both meetings from the regular season, winning by 20 and 17 points. In the Austin meeting, the Sooners were held to a dismal 46 points. In 40 minutes of basketball!
Oklahoma has now won two straight after a hellacious eight-game losing streak down the stretch. If they can pull off an upset against Texas, it'll be one of the biggest of the season so far. But anything can happen in rivalry basketball, and anything can happen in March.
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Updated 2011 Big 12 Tournament bracket (all times EST):
First round: Wednesday, March 9
No. 8 Nebraska Cornhuskers def. No. 9 Oklahoma St. Cowboys, 53-52
No. 5 Colorado Buffaloes def. No. 12 Iowa St. Cowboys, 77-75
No. 10 Oklahoma Sooners def. No. 7 Baylor Bears, 87-64
No. 6 Missouri Tigers vs. No. 11 Texas Tech Red Raiders, 9:30, ESPN3
Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 10
No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks vs. OSU, 12:30, ESPN2
No. 4 Kansas St. Wildcats vs. Colorado, 3, ESPN3
No. 2 Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma, 7, ESPN3
No. 3 Texas A&M Aggies vs. Mizzou/Texas Tech, 9:30, ESPN2
Semifinals: Friday, March 11
Thursday afternoon winners, 7, ESPN3
Thursday evening winners, 9:30, ESPN3
Championship game: Saturday, March 12
Semifinals winners, 6, ESPN
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