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Oklahoma State has hired Bryan Nardo as defensive coordinator. He was defensive coordinator at Division II Gannon this past season. Gannon’s total defense improved from 393.3 yards allowed per game in 2021 to 287.4. It was the school’s lowest total surrendered in 20 seasons. Nardo previously was linebackers coach at Youngstown State for two years. That was after he spent eight years as defensive coordinator at Emporia State. He was named the Great Lakes Football Conference Assistant Coach of the Year in 2011 after his lone season at Missouri S&T.

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Madi Williams scored a season-high 26 points and Taylor Robertson scored 15 after halftime and No. 15 Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State 97-93. The Sooners rallied from a double-digit deficit for the second-straight Saturday to remain atop the Big 12 Conference. Oklahoma rallied to beat Kansas last week and have won 13 of 14.

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Jalen Bridges scored 11 points and hit a trio of game-turning 3-pointers in the final five minutes as No. 21 Baylor rallied to hold off Oklahoma 62-60. Adam Flagler had 16 points and five assists, and Keyonte George added 11 points as Baylor (14-5, 4-3 Big 12) won its fourth straight game after opening conference play with three straight losses. Jalen Hill had 17 points and nine rebounds, while Tanner Groves added 16 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots for the Sooners.

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Big 12 men's basketball is off to roaring start. No. 11 Kansas State has already surpassed last season's overall win total at 15-1 and is 4-0 in conference play along with No. 2 Kansas and No. 14 Iowa State. That comes as Texas Tech and West Virginia have lost their first four conference games. The last time the Big 12 had multiple teams open league play 4-0 with multiple other teams going 0-4 was 2012-13. The Big 12 is still the only league in the county with half of its teams ranked, and every team still has a winning record.

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Markquis Nowell scored 20 points and found Keyontae Johnson for an alley-oop dunk with 38 seconds left as No. 11 Kansas State held off Oklahoma State 65-57. Johnson added 12 points and Desi Sills had 11 for the Wildcats, who won their ninth straight and exceeded their victory total from last season. Predicted to finish last in the Big 12, Kansas State went from unranked last week to just outside the top 10 in the AP poll. Kalib Boone scored 23 points and Caleb Asberry had 15 for the Cowboys, who have lost three of four, all by 10 points or fewer.

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Oklahoma has hired Emmett Jones as wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator. Jones held the same positions at Texas Tech this past season. The Red Raiders beat Oklahoma 51-48 in overtime on Nov. 26 after rolling up 599 yards of offense, including 436 yards passing. Texas Tech led the Big 12 in passing offense. Jones fills the receivers coach role vacated when Cale Gundy stepped down in August. Gundy had been with the program as an assistant since 1999, but the school said he uttered a racially charged word multiple times during a film session.

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No. 11 Kansas State has made quick gains under new coach Jerome Tang. The Wildcats went from unranked to the verge of the top 10 in Monday's latest AP Top 25 men's college basketball poll. Kansas State is ranked for the first time since the 2018-19 season entering Tuesday's game against Oklahoma State and Saturday's game against No. 17 TCU. The national schedule includes multiple matchups of ranked teams. That includes No. 2 Kansas meeting No. 14 Iowa State in the Big 12 and No. 4 Alabama facing No. 15 Arkansas in the Southeastern Conference.

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Ana Llanusa scored 23 points, Skylar Vann hit the final go-ahead basket, and No. 17 Oklahoma defeated No. 11 Iowa State 82-79 on Sunday in a matchup of the Big 12′s top two offenses. In a game with 25 lead changes, Oklahoma struck last. Vann scored at the basket to give the Sooners an 80-79 lead with seven seconds left. After a timeout Ashley Joens drove baseline for Iowa State, only to be met by Madi Williams who blocked Joens’ layup, grabbed the rebound and called timeout to essentially seal the win. Iowa State fouled Taylor Robertson who made two free throws for a three-point lead with 1.6 seconds left. After another timeout, Iowa State’s 3-point attempt by Nyamer Diew from the top of the key came up well short.

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Jalen Hill scored eight of his 18 points points in the final 2 minutes, freshman Milos Uzan also scored 18 points and Oklahoma beat short-handed Texas Tech 68-63 in overtime. Uzan hit a short jumper, Hill made a driving layup and then Uzan came up with a loose ball in the lane and threw a long lead pass to a streaking Hill for a dunk that gave Oklahoma a four-point lead with 1:06 to play. Bijan Cortez blocked a potential tying 3-point shot by Texas Tech's Lamar Washington before Hill made two free throws with 1.1 seconds left to cap the scoring. De'Vion Harmon led Texas Tech with 23 points and Obanor added 15 but was 5-of-17 shooting. Pop Isaacs and Daniel Batcho did not play for the Red Raiders.

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Caleb Grill scored 20 points to help No. 25 Iowa State beat Oklahoma 63-60. Osun Osunniyi added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Cyclones. Jalen Hill scored 16 and Tanner Groves had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Sooners. Oklahoma was coming off a 70-69 home loss to No. 6 Texas. Oklahoma’s Grant Sherfield, who was fourth in the Big 12 at 18.3 points per game, finished with four on 1-for-7 shooting.

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Bryce Thompson scored 15 points and Oklahoma State held off West Virginia late to win its Big 12 Conference home opener, 67-60. The Mountaineers ended last week ranked No. 24, but they dropped out of the Associated Press poll after falling at Kansas State in overtime, 82-76 and now are 0-2 in conference.

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Ana Llanusa scored 28 points, shooting 11 for 13,  Madi Williams scored 24 and No. 20 Oklahoma pulled away from West Virginia for a 98-77 win in a Big 12 opener for both teams. Oklahoma posted an 8-0 run in the final 1:45 of the third quarter in what had been a back-and-forth period and led 69-62 at the end of it. The Sooners continued their flurry outscoring West Virginia 11-3 to start the fourth for an 80-65 advantage and cruised from there. JJ Quinerly finished with a career-high 28 points.

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Jordan Travis threw for 418 yards and two touchdowns and No. 13 Florida State beat Oklahoma 35-32 on Thursday night in the Cheez-It Bowl. Johnny Wilson made a one-handed grab for a 58-yard gain to set up Ryan Fitzgerald’s 32-yard field goal with 55 seconds left. The Seminoles (10-3) held on, sacking quarterback Dillon Gabriel on the Sooners’ comeback bid. Jovante Barnes tied it at 32 for Oklahoma (6-7) with 3:37 left on a 12-yard run. That was after Travis fired a 17-yard pass to tight end Markeston Douglas in the end zone to put the Seminoles up 32-25 midway through the fourth. Florida State won its first bowl since the 2017 season, and its first under coach Mike Norvell.

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