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Mizzou wins Big 12 tourney, awaits NCAA seed

Missouri took care of its part, winning the Big 12 Tournament for the second time in four years.

Now, the Tigers will wait to see if it means a No. 1 seed in the NCAAs.

Kim English scored 19 points, Michael Dixon had 17 and No. 5 Missouri beat No. 12 Baylor, 90-75, on Saturday in the tournament final.

Ricardo Ratliffe, Phil Pressey and Marcus Denmon all scored 15 points for the Tigers (30-4), who will likely be vying for a No. 1 seed in the upcoming NCAA tourney with fellow Big 12 powerhouse and No. 3 Kansas.

The Jayhawks, seeded No. 1 in the conference tournament, split two games with Missouri during the regular season but lost to Baylor by nine points in the semifinals on Friday.

The Bears (27-7) are also a lock to make the NCAAs after a spectacular season, but their bid for a first-ever Big 12 Tournament title fell short. They also lost to Missouri in the 2009 final.