OKLAHOMA CITY - Basketball fans showed up in swarms to cheer on their teams as the Big 12 tournament tipped off Wednesday. In the men's first round, the Baylor Bears, Oklahoma State Cowboys, Texas Longhorns and the Texas Tech Red Raiders all defeated their competitor to move into Thursday's second round.
While the state welcomed in fans from across the country, Sooner and Cowboy fans will gear up for this year's third installment of Bedlam. The Cowboys beat the Iowa State Cyclones, 81-67, giving OU and OSU fans a chance to see the two teams face off once again.
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