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POSTED January 8, 2012 2:11 a.m.



LUBBOCK, Texas — Pierre Jackson scored 19 points and No. 4 Baylor beat Texas Tech 73-60 on Saturday.


Brady Heslip had 16 points and Quincy Miller finished with 15 for the Bears (15-0, 2-0 Big 12), who are off the best start in school history.


Baylor held off the Red Raiders (7-7, 0-2) after building an 11-point lead midway through the second half. Texas Tech put together a 9-2 run to close to 55-51 with 8:17 remaining, but the rally fizzled from there.


The Red Raiders committed eight turnovers in the second half, compared to four after halftime for the Bears.


Javarez Willis scored 13 points and Ty Nurse added 10 for Texas Tech.






COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Iowa State forward Royce White fought the flu all week, but hid his sickness well against Texas A&M on Saturday.


White tallied 18 rebounds, 10 points and 10 assists. He notched the first triple-double by a Big 12 player versus a conference foe in six years (Iowa State's Curtis Stinson against Colorado on Feb. 5, 2006).


The Cyclones (12-3, 2-0 Big 12), coming off a home victory over Texas, leaped to a 42-23 halftime lead and the Aggies (9-5, 0-2) never threatened in the second half of the blowout. Iowa State shot 46.7 percent from the field (28 of 60), and held the Aggies to 31.3 percent (21 of 67), their second-worst showing of the season.


Melvin Ejim led a balanced Iowa State scoring effort with 15 points, while Scott Christopherson followed with 13. Ray Turner paced Texas A&M, losers of four of its last five, with 13 points. Five Cyclones scored in double figures.






STILLWATER, Okla. — In a game filled with newcomers to Big 12 basketball, one of the few veterans made sure Oklahoma State came out on top.


Keiton Page scored 23 points, freshman Le'Bryan Nash matched his career high with 21 points and the Cowboys held off a late Texas Tech rally to open Big 12 play with a victory on Wednesday night.


Page provided the final 12 points for Oklahoma State (8-6, 1-0 Big 12) and was the only Cowboy to score in the last 7 minutes.


After Oklahoma State's 13-point lead dwindled to two, Page hit a step-back 3-pointer with 2:40 remaining to put the Cowboys up 60-55. After a miss on the next possession, Page curled around a screen to hit another 3-pointer from the left wing and give OSU (8-6, 1-0 Big 12) a six-point edge.

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