Oklahoma State tops Baylor to reach Big 12 title game


Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham (2) passes over Baylor's MaCio Teague during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, March 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Oklahoma State’s Cade Cunningham (2) passes over Baylor’s MaCio Teague during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, March 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Oklahoma State, thanks to a huge outburst from Cade Cunningham, is headed to the Big 12 championship game.

The Cowboys knocked off top-seeded Baylor 83-74 on Friday night at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, handing the Bears just their second loss of the season and landing a spot against Texas in the Big 12 title game on Saturday.

The two teams were in a dog fight for most of the contest on Friday — at least until the Cowboys’ final stand in the last few minutes.

Oklahoma State ended the night on a 10-2 run over the last 2:33 of the game, and held Baylor scoreless for more than two minutes in that stretch to take the nine-point win.

Cunningham dropped 25 points in the win while shooting 7-of-16 from the field. Avery Anderson added 20 points, and Rondel Walker added 11 off the bench. Macio Teague led Baylor with 17 points and six rebounds, and Jared Butler finished with 16 points.

This post will be updated with more information shortly.

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