Baylor blows out BYU 79-64

In a pre-Christmas holy war of sorts tonight in Waco, the Bears put together their strongest team effort since downing Kentucky at Rupp to beat BYU by double digits.


64
BYU
1ST 2ND F
31 33 64
40 39 79

Box Score | Notes | Baylor Photos | AP Photos | Highlights | Postgame

Waco, Texas • Attendance: 7,239

79
BAYLOR

After falling down 10 early and scoring only 19 points in the first 12 minutes of the game, Baylor went on a 49-19 run to put the game away from that point. This was easily the most impressive performance by the Bears after a few lackluster showings in a row, and all five starters scored in double figures. The frontcourt manned by Cory Jefferson and Isaiah Austin led the way with a combined 27 points, 26 rebounds, and 5 blocks, all of which belonged to Austin. Pierre Jackson also turned it on in the second half, finishing with 16 points, 9 assists, 3 rebounds, and 4 steals.

Going into the game against Gonzaga after the break, tonight's game was a win Baylor needed to get. BYU is a strong team that will almost definitely make the tournament, and getting the win tonight in convincing fashion was important to offset some of the damage done by the losses to College of Charleston and Northwestern. Baylor didn't start the game well in falling down 12 points at 18-6 and 10 at 29-19 but dominated thereafter. When this team is good, they're extremely good, nigh unstoppable. But when they're bad, you get games like the two I mentioned where the team dug themselves too big a hole. Hopefully beating BYU like this provides a springboard into the Gonzaga game and beyond.

Brigham Young Cougars
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Brandon Davies, F 36 7-19 1-2 11-15 5 17 3 3 1 4 3 26
Nate Austin, F 18 4-6 0-0 0-0 2 2 0 2 1 0 5 8
Craig Cusick, G 22 0-3 0-2 0-0 1 3 2 1 0 4 1 0
Tyler Haws, G 33 6-14 0-2 1-1 1 4 3 1 0 2 2 13
Matt Carlino, G 27 4-9 0-2 0-0 1 3 1 1 0 3 3 8
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Brock Zylstra, G 11 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Josh Sharp, F 10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
Anson Winder, G 6 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ian Harward, C 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Agustin Ambrosino, NA 8 0-2 0-1 0-0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
C Calvert 10 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 2 1 0 0 1 1 0
R Delgado 17 2-5 1-2 2-2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 7
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
24-62 2-12 14-18 11 38 11 8 3 14 22 64
38.7% 16.7% 77.8%
Baylor Bears
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Cory Jefferson, F 33 5-10 0-0 3-5 4 16 0 1 0 1 2 13
I Austin 32 5-15 1-3 3-5 4 10 2 0 5 3 4 14
A.J. Walton, G 24 4-6 2-3 0-0 0 3 4 2 0 2 2 10
Brady Heslip, G 33 4-7 3-5 0-0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 11
Pierre Jackson, G 34 4-11 1-3 7-10 0 3 9 4 0 3 2 16
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Logan Lowery, F 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gary Franklin, G 17 2-3 2-3 2-2 0 2 2 2 0 1 1 8
Jacob Neubert, F 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Deuce Bello, G 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
R Gathers 14 3-6 0-0 1-3 2 3 0 0 1 1 4 7
L Rose 6 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
T Prince 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
27-60 9-18 16-25 11 39 19 9 6 11 15 79
45.0% 50.0% 64.0%

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