AUSTIN, Texas – Texas performed Baylor harder than most groups have this season. The Bears nonetheless shrugged off the Longhorns to remain unbeaten.
Davion Mitchell scored 27 factors and No. 2 Baylor used a giant run to drag away for an 83-69 victory over sixth-ranked Texas on Tuesday evening.
Baylor (17-0, 9-0 Massive 12) has received each sport this season by no less than eight factors and appeared to be in a struggle with its closest pursuer within the convention. Texas (11-4, 5-3) was inside six factors late earlier than Baylor pulled away behind open 3-pointers from Adam Flagler and Mitchell.
Andrew Jones scored a career-high 25 factors for the Longhorns, who have been again to full energy after going with out two starters and coach Shaka Good in a loss to Oklahoma final week due to COVID-19. Texas additionally had two video games postponed and one other canceled.
Baylor has received 10 of its final 11 towards Texas. The Bears matched the very best begin at school historical past and took a three-game lead within the Massive 12 standings.
Each groups shot higher than 50% within the first half and Baylor made seven 3-pointers, 3 times constructing leads of 10 factors or extra.
Texas got here roaring out of halftime with a 13-4 run. Jones made a 3-pointer, Matt Coleman added one other and Jones completed a breakaway with a dunk that put Texas forward 47-45.
The Bears answered in a giant manner.
Mitchell began with an extended jumper and Flagler and Matthew Mayer made consecutive 3-pointers. Two free throws by Jared Butler and consecutive driving baskets by Mitchell shortly had Baylor again up by 10 with 12 minutes left.
Baylor: The Bears solely tried 4 free throws and made all of them. Two got here after Texas ahead Greg Brown flushed a thunderous dunk however was hit with a technical. As an alternative of rallying the Longhorns, Jared Butler made his free throws and one other fast basket put Baylor up by 10.
Texas: The Longhorns are having certainly one of their greatest seasons in years however have misplaced three of their previous 4 at residence and certain will not problem Baylor within the Massive 12. The Longhorns confirmed the rust of missed video games and practices as Texas had little offensive punch exterior of Jones and the protection collapsed late.
Baylor hosts TCU on Saturday
Texas performs at Oklahoma State on Saturday.
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