College Sports

Upsets mark first day of Big 12 tourney

TCU wasn’t the only high seed to fall at the Big 12 tournament on Wednesday. Also dropping into the losers’ bracket were No. 3 seed Oklahoma and No. 4 Texas Tech.

Texas got a strong pitching performance from senior Parker French and clutch plays from center fielder Zane Gurwitz for a 2-1 victory over the Red Raiders. Sixth-seeded Kansas State opened a 5-0 lead by the third inning and held on for a 7-2 victory over No. 3 seed Oklahoma. Oklahoma State shut out West Virginia 3-0 in Wednesday’s late game.

SEC

Texas A&M 4, Alabama 3: An eighth-inning single by Nick Banks gave the No. 6-ranked Aggies their first lead and left fielder Logan Taylor preserved the lead by throwing a runner out at the plate in the ninth for A&M.

Sun Belt

UT Arlington’s tournament opener against Troy State was delayed by rain. The Mavericks led 6-4 in the fifth. In other games, No. 5 seed Georgia State beat No. 4 Georgia Southern 3-2, top seed South Alabama beat No. 8 Arkansas State 6-2, and No. 6 seed Texas State beat No. 3 Louisiana Lafayette 8-7.

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