Jerrells, Rogers lift Baylor past Nebraska 65-49

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP)—Curtis Jerrells scored 19 points and Kevin Rogers had 10 points and a career-high 20 rebounds as Baylor dominated on the boards and beat Nebraska 65-49 Wednesday in the opening game of the Big 12 tournament.

LaceDarius Dunn added 18 points on 4-for-9 3-point shooting and eight rebounds for Baylor (18-13), which won a first-round Big 12 tournament game for only the fifth time ever, but for the second time in the last three seasons.

The ninth-seeded Bears, who had entered the tournament having lost 10 of their last 12 games, advanced to play top-seeded Kansas on Thursday.

Ade Dagunduro scored 21 points for Nebraska (18-12), which now must hope for a berth in the National Invitation Tournament.

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 Top Performers
 Baylor
Curtis Jerrells Curtis Jerrells
8-10,  19 Pts
6 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Nebraska
Ade Dagunduro Ade Dagunduro
9-15,  21 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists

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