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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Andy Thomas had two hits and knocked in three runs to help Baylor defeat Oklahoma 8-2 in the Big 12 Tournament opener for both teams. Paul Dickens earned the win for second-seeded Baylor. He gave up six hits and struck out six in 6 1/3 innings. Tanner Tredaway and Brady Lindsly both had three hits for seventh-seeded Oklahoma.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Colin Simpson homered and knocked in two runs to help Oklahoma State defeat TCU 5-2 in the Big 12 Tournament opener for both teams. Parker Scott earned the win for third-seeded Oklahoma State. He gave up one run and four hits in six innings. All-Big 12 pitcher Nick Lodolo got the loss for sixth-seeded TCU

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Taylor Floyd got top-seeded Texas Tech out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the ninth and the Red Raiders held off Kansas State 7-4 in the Big 12 Tournament. Josh Jung and Cameron Warren each had three hits for Texas Tech (37-15), which faces West Virginia on Thursday.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Brandon White and Paul McIntosh each knocked in four runs and West Virginia beat fifth-seeded Kansas 12-8 in the Big 12 Tournament. Ivan Gonzalez and Marques Inman had two RBIs apiece for the Mountaineers (35-18), which had 17 hits.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Notre Dame basketball coach Mike Brey says the NCAA is granting too many waivers that allow players who transfer to compete immediately. He calls the requirement that players sit out a year a useful "deterrent" to players switching schools. Brey made his comments at a meeting of the Knight Commission, a nonprofit that pushes for reform in college sports. He says the ease of getting a waiver is making players more eager to transfer.

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