KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mario Chalmers had a career-high 30
points, helping fifth-ranked Kansas beat Number 6 Texas 84-to-74
today for its third straight Big 12 title over the Longhorns.
Chalmers also had eight of Kansas' tournament-record 15
Brandon Rush hit six 3-pointers for Kansas (31-3). Darrell
Arthur had 16 points and the Jayhawks had 25 assists on 26 field
goals to win their sixth Big 12 title in 12 years.
Kansas has won three straight conference titles for the second
time in school history and could get a Number 1 seed in the NCAA
Texas (28-6) made 12 3-pointers and had four players score in
double figures, but it still wasn't enough to give the Longhorns
their first Big 12 title in five title-game appearances.
D.J. Augustin of Texas had 20 points.
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