The Baylor Bears (21-9, 9-7) had not won a basketball game in Lubbock since 1998. The Red Raiders (16-14, 7-9)had only lost one conference home game in United Spirit Arena. The numbers did not add up to a very promising outlook for the Bears. But Baylor freshman sensation, Lacedarius Dunn, doesn't care too much about numbers.
Dunn, the leading scorer in the game, dropped in a career-best 38 points on 6-9 from beyond the arc. Carrying the team on his back, Dunn hit big shot after big shot to help the Bears defeat the Red Raiders, 86-73. With Baylor point guard Curtis Jerrells on the bench because of foul trouble, the other Baylor players looked for the hot handed Dunn. Sometimes, Dunn just did it himself. Grabbing a defensive rebound, Dunn raced down the court, stopped and popped from downtown giving the Bears a one-point lead early in the second half.
With solid play from Kevin Rogers, who scored 10 points and hauled in 8 rebounds, the Bears were able to get a big win on the road, but more importantly, a much-needed win to keep their dreams of playing in the NCAA tournament alive.
Baylor Downs Texas Tech ; 86-73
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