The Baylor Bears continued their historic start with a 73-60 victory over Texas Tech on Saturday afternoon. Baylor, which trailed 6-0 two minutes into the game, rallied to a 32-31 lead at halftime. To start the second period, the Bears went on a 12-2 run and led the rest of the way. The Red Raiders did eventually cut Baylor's lead to 55-51, but the Bears answered to score a 10-3 run with under three minutes to play. After being inconsistent through most of the game, Baylor's free throw shooting was on target in the final two minutes to ice the victory.
Pierre Jackson led the fourth-ranked Bears with 19 points, 7 assists, and 3 steals off of the bench. Brady Heslip added 16 points with four first half 3-pointers to kick-start Baylor's scoring. Freshman Quincy Miller contributed 15 points and was the Bears' leading rebounder with 9 boards.
Baylor, which played its signature mix of zone and man defense, held the Red Raiders under 40 percent from the floor. Javarez Willis led Tech with 13 points and 4 rebounds. Jaye Crockett and Ty Nurse also scored in double figures with 11 and 10 points respectively. The Bears out-rebounded the Red Raiders 31-20.
Baylor's next game will be Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. CST when they take on the Kansas State Wildcats in Manhattan, KS.
- The win extends Baylor's longest winning streak in program history to 15 games.
- This marked Scott Drew's first win over a Billy Gillispie coached team.
- The Bears are 6-0 in games played away from Waco this season.
- Baylor is the final remaining undefeated team in the Big 12.
- Baylor is one of three remaining undefeated teams in men's Division I college basketball - Syracuse and Murray State being the other two.
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