Bears Bounce Huskers

After a key win Saturday in College Station, LaceDarius Dunn led the Baylor Bears (16-7, 6-4) with 24 points to take down the Nebraska Cornhuskers (15-8, 3-6) 74-70 in Waco for the Bears' second win in a row.

Admission was free for everyone due to the weather in Waco and both teams gave the 6,058 fans that came quite a show. The Bears got off to a quick start after A.J. Walton hit a three-pointer on the game's opening possession. The two teams traded blows for much of the first half. Nebraska held Baylor to just 33% shooting in the first half, as well as limiting Dunn to just 4 points. The half ended with the Bears leading by 2 points, 32-30.

Dunn came out firing in the second half, connecting on two free throws to get things going. Every time the Bears would go on a run, Nebraska would claw their way back in. The Bears led by as much as 7 points in the second half, but could never put the Huskers away for good. With 1:31 remaining and the Bears leading 69-67, Dunn took it himself and extended the lead with a reverse layup under the basket. After a key Anthony Jones block, Nebraska had no choice but to start fouling. The Bears were then finally able to put the game away.

The Bears' ability to get to the free throw line was key in the game, connecting on 31/44 in the game. Dunn was near perfect, going 12/13 by himself. Freshman Perry Jones was limited to just 11 points after his career high on Saturday, but Quincy Acy stepped up and chipped in 15 of his own.

The Bears travel to Austin to take on the Texas Longhorns this Saturday at 1:30.

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