Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 3/9/12
Baylor sharpshooter Brady Heslip hit a pair of 3-pointers to keep No. 3 Kansas at bay, and Perry Jones III finished with 18 points as the No. 12 Bears beat the Jayhawks 81-72 on Friday night to reach the Big 12 tournament title game. Quincy Miller added 13 points and eight rebounds, and Pierre Jackson had 11 points and seven assists for the Bears (27-6), who will play No. 5 Missouri or Texas for the championship. Baylor lost to the Tigers in its only previous Big 12 title game. Tyshawn Taylor had 20 points for Kansas (26-6), which used a big second-half charge to briefly take the lead. But the Bears hung tough down the stretch, and Heslip's two 3-pointers - one with 2:03 remaining, the other with 1:12 left - allowed them to hang on. No team from Texas has ever won the Big 12 tournament. Baylor will get another chance. The last time the Jayhawks lost to Baylor was in the quarterfinals of the 2009 conference tournament, when they were also the top seed. Now they'll spend the res...
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