Men’s basketball eliminated from Big 12 Championship by Baylor, 75-61

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Shaquille Cleare was one of three Longhorns who scored in double figures in UT's 75-61 loss to Baylor in the quarterfinal of the Phillips 66 Big 12 championship (photo courtesy of texassports.com).
Shaquille Cleare was one of three Longhorns who scored in double figures in UT's 75-61 loss to Baylor in the quarterfinal of the Phillips 66 Big 12 championship (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Senior forward Connor Lammert tied his career high with 15 points to lead three Texas players scoring in double figures, but the No. 23/22 Longhorns fell, 75-61, to the No. 22/20 Baylor Bears in the quarterfinal of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship on Thursday at Sprint Center.

Texas head coach Shaka Smart was understandably disappointed after the game, and said the deciding factor in the game was simple: aggressiveness.

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"Congratulations to Baylor. — I thought they were the more aggressive team for the majority of the game," Smart said. "That's what allowed them to win. It was really disappointing for our team because we felt like we had a great opportunity to advance, but here we are."

In addition to Lammert's 15 points, UT got 13 points from guard Kerwin Roach, Jr., and 12 from forward Shaquille Cleare. But those three 

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