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No. 2 Baylor storms past Oklahoma State

Field Level Media
19 Jan 2020, 05:40 GMT+10

Jared Butler and Freddie Gillespie each scored 17 points as No. 2 Baylor extended its winning streak to 14 games with a come-from-behind 75-68 win over Oklahoma State on Saturday in Stillwater, Okla.

Devonte Bandoo added 16 points for the Bears (15-1, 5-0 Big 12), who trailed by 10 with 12 minutes left.

Bandoo made two straight 3-pointers to turn a 61-60 deficit into a 66-61 lead.

After Oklahoma State's Isaac Likekele made a fast-break layup to cut Baylor's lead to 70-68, Butler hit 1-of-2 free throws and Bandoo and Gillespie each made a pair from the line to hold off the Cowboys.

Cameron McGriff and Likekele paced the Cowboys (9-8, 0-5) with 16 points each while Thomas Dziagwa and Lindy Waters II hit for 14 apiece. Oklahoma State has lost five straight and six of its past seven.

Oklahoma State did just about everything right in the first half, outshooting the Bears 42 percent to 36 percent while hitting 8 of 14 3-pointers over the first 20 minutes. Baylor was just 2 of 12 from beyond the arc in the half.

Two consecutive 3-pointers by McGriff were followed by another from Dziagwa over a three-possession stretch late in the first half to help the Cowboys stretch their lead to 12 points en route to a 36-27 edge at halftime.

McGriff had 14 points in the half with Dziagwa hitting for 11 for the Cowboys.

Oklahoma State kept up its pace through the first eight minutes of the second half, making five of its first nine shots while leading 49-39.

That's when the Bears began to claw back, forging a 7-0 run capped by Gillespie's layup at the 10:21 mark to pull to within 49-46. MaCio Teague's second-chance 3-pointer with 8:42 remaining put Baylor up 53-51, the Bears' first lead in the game.

--Field Level Media

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