OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Nolan Kingham scattered seven hits in a complete game victory and held off a rally in the ninth inning as Texas defeated Kansas 5-4 in the winner’s bracket of the Big 12 Tournament Thursday night.

Kingham (9-4) struck out seven for the Longhorns, who are one win away from reaching the championship game.

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Matt McCann, Zane Gurwitz, Bret Boswell and Michael McCann each had two hits for the sixth-seeded Longhorns (36-20), who left 12 runners on base. McCann singled to score two in the bottom of the second inning as Texas scored four runs to take control.

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Kansas’ Jaxx Groshans hit a two-run homer with two outs in the top of the ninth to make it a one-run game, then David Kyriacou hit the ball near the warning track before it was caught to end the threat.

Jackson Goddard (5-4) took the loss for the seventh-seeded Jayhawks (30-27).

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