And win they did. Baylor completed yet another sweep in the Big 12 South by defeating Texas Tech 86-68 Tuesday night in Lubbock. After finishing off a sweep Saturday against Oklahoma, the Bears wanted to keep the momentum going.
Although they were down 11 early as Texas Tech started the game on fire, the Bears relaxed and were able to reduce the lead to 1 point by half time.
In the second half, it was all Baylor as they built a double digit lead and never looked back. In fact, with 1:45 left in the game, Coach Scott Drew was able to pull his starters and get some much needed rest for a few of his starters.
Baylor was paced by senior guard Tweety Carter who finished with 18 points and 10 assists, his second double-double in as many games against Tech.
Interestingly, the one Bear not in double figures had been a classic Tech killer over the last couple of years - Lacedarius Dunn. Dunn put up 9 points but contributed with 4 assists, 2 reb, and 2 steals - this after putting up 30 points his last time out against Tech.
Tonight, Dunn's scoring numbers were simply not needed, as the Bears used their size to outrebound Tech 36-20 and shot over 50% from the floor, while holding the Red Raiders to 40% and only 21% from behind the arc.
Baylor will close out the regular season with one more chance to sweep a Big 12 South opponent - the Texas Longhorns. The two teams meet up in Waco on Saturday to have a rematch of their last overtime meeting in Austin. Baylor has won two straight over Texas and is hoping to make it three in a row, but that's never easy against a talented Texas team. WIth the game already sold out, one thing is for sure - the Baylor fans are ready to support their winning team and see a great game to end the season.