Wednesday night's game between the #24 Baylor Bears (21-6, 8-5) and the #22 Texas A&M Aggies (19-8, 8-5) was played in front of the 10th largest crowd in Ferrell Center history. The 10,094 in attendance witnessed yet another good game in the rivalry.
Baylor's LaceDarius Dunn led all scorers with 23 points. Dunn put Baylor up by 3 points after sinking two clutch free throws with 17 seconds remaining in the game. Aggies' guard Donald Sloan missed a 3 point shot with 6 seconds left, and Baylor's Quincy Acy came down with the rebound. Acy's free throw with 2.2 seconds on the clock clinched the game for the Baylor Bears.
"Great atmosphere, great game, typical Baylor- Texas A&M game from the last couple of years. Very excited, and very proud of our guys. We knew it would come down to winning the battle on the boards," said Baylor head coach Scott Drew following the game.
The Bears out-rebounded the Aggies by 7, 42-35, and were led by guard LaceDarius Dunn's 8 boards. Also contributing to the big rebounding night was center Josh Lomers who recorded 7 rebounds.
"I just try to do everything I can for my team. Tonight, I had the opportunity and I took advantage of it," Lomers said after the game.
The Bears led 36-32 at halftime, after Tweety Carter was fouled by Aggies' guard B.J. Holmes on a 3-point shot attempt with 2 seconds on the gameclock. Carter made all three shots from the charity stripe.
The Aggies were led by guard Donald Sloan's 22 points. Sloan recorded 3 assists and no turnovers on the night, while forward Bryan Davis contributed with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Baylor's Ekpe Udoh recorded 4 blocks on the night, and is now 4 shy of the Big 12 single-season record.
The #24 Baylor Bears next play the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday in Norman, Oklahoma.
Baylor Knocks Off Texas A&M, 70-66
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