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Thursday, March 8, 2012
Kansas sends Texas A&M on its way

By ESPN.com wire services



KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Elijah Johnson scored a career-high 26 points, and No. 3 Kansas began pursuit of its third straight Big 12 tournament title with an 83-66 win over Texas A&M in the quarterfinals Thursday.

Thomas Robinson, the conference player of the year, finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds, and All-Big 12 guard Tyshawn Taylor added 16 points for the Jayhawks (27-5).

They'll play No. 12 Baylor on Friday. The Bears beat Kansas State 82-74 in the quarterfinals.
Khris Middleton led Texas A&M (14-18) with 24 points, though he didn't get a whole lot of help. Leading scorer Elston Turner was held to eight points on 3-of-11 shooting.

The Aggies head off to the Southeastern Conference beginning next season.