Texas Tech 49

(13-16, 5-11 Big 12)

Baylor 59

(19-10, 7-9 Big 12)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    1:40 PM ET, March 1, 2014

    Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas

    1 2 T
    TTU 22 2749
    BAY 33 2659

    Top Performers

    Texas Tech: R. Turner 12 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Baylor: R. O'Neale 16 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast

    Baylor gets needed win, 59-49 over Texas Tech

    Associated Press

    WACO, Texas -- Royce O'Neale scored 16 points and had 12 rebounds as Baylor beat Texas Tech 59-49 Saturday even as the Bears went the final 8 minutes without making a field goal.

    The Bears (19-10, 7-9 Big 12) led 50-36 after Taurean Prince completed a three-point play with 8:05 left in the game. They didn't make another field goal, but Kenny Chery hit seven consecutive free throws in the final 3 minutes before a miss.

    Brady Heslip added 14 points for Baylor, which got a needed victory for its NCAA tournament hopes.

    Robert Turner had 12 points for Texas Tech (13-16, 5-11), which had beaten Baylor at home by 10 points. Toddrick Gotcher and Aaron Ross each had 10 points.

    Baylor shot just 30 percent overall (16 of 53). The Bears had a 40-24 rebounding margin, and in an unusual twist they had more offensive boards than defensive ones (21-19).

    The Red Raiders have lost five in a row since a three-game winning streak.

    Heslip and O'Neale had consecutive 3s that put Baylor up 43-27 less than 4 minutes after halftime.

    Texas Tech went nearly 5 minutes without a basket midway through the half.

    Even with Baylor's miserable shooting, the Red Raider never got closer than five points after halftime. They did that twice, on a reverse layup by Ross and then his short jumper after the first of Chery's closing stretch of free throws.

    Texas Tech's only lead came on Dejan Kravic's tip-in for a 2-0 lead 72 seconds into the game. Heslip hit a 3-pointer on Baylor's next possession.

    The game was tied twice, the last at 12-all before an 8-0 run by Baylor midway through the first half that was capped by Cory Jefferson's 3-pointer. The Bears scored the last seven points before halftime for a 33-22 lead, when Kravic had already scored all of his eight points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 49 59
    FG Made-Attempted 20-42 (.476) 16-53 (.302)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-11 (.182) 7-31 (.226)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 20-25 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 16 (0/0)

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