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Baylor knocks off TCU 66-59 in OT in Fort Worth

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Rico Gathers and Taurean Prince led the Bears to their first OT game and first Big 12 win of the 2014-2015 season. It wasn't pretty, but it was a win.

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In one of the ugliest games of the year so far, Baylor managed to rally from 5 down late to force overtime, weather the storm of losing Taurean Prince and Lester Medford to fouls in that period, and eventually pull out a close victory in whatever high school gymnasium housed the Horned Frogs today.  This game marks the Bears' first Big 12 win of the season and allows them to avoid dropping to 0-3 on the Big 12 season thus far.

Rico Gathers turned in another outstanding performance for Scott Drew and co. with 17 points and 17 rebounds, 10 of which came on the offensive glass.  His 17 points tied him for the team lead with Taurean Prince, who also had 10 rebounds of his own.  Though Kenny Chery came on late to hit key free throws in overtime, those two were just about the only bright spots of a game that lacked energy from the Baylor side throughout and looked like the worst performance of the season.  The Bears made just 1 of 12 3-pointers in the game, shot just 29.8% from the floor, and went the entire first half without an assisted basket.

The full box below from ESPN:

Baylor Bears
STARTERS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Royce O'Neale, F 1-6 0-2 5-5 1 4 5 4 1 0 1 3 7
Rico Gathers, F 4-8 0-0 8-14 10 7 17 0 1 0 0 2 17
Johnathan Motley, F 2-10 0-0 4-6 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 8
Kenny Chery, G 3-13 0-3 7-11 0 6 6 1 2 0 1 3 13
Lester Medford, G 1-4 0-1 2-3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 4
BENCH FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Taurean Prince, F 6-15 1-6 4-6 4 6 10 0 2 2 4 5 17
Deng Deng, F 0-1 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 0 1 0 1 1 0
Al Freeman, G 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Ishmail Wainright, G 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
17-57 1-12 27-42 22 26 48 5 8 3 12 24 66
29.8% 08.3% 64.3%
TCU Horned Frogs
STARTERS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Karviar Shepherd, C 4-6 0-0 0-0 0 8 8 0 0 1 0 4 8
Chris Washburn, F 1-4 0-0 0-0 3 2 5 1 3 1 2 4 2
Brandon Parrish, F 1-6 0-2 0-2 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 1 2
Trey Zeigler, G 3-7 0-0 3-4 1 1 2 4 0 0 3 5 9
Kyan Anderson, G 6-15 2-7 2-2 0 0 0 3 1 0 3 2 16
BENCH FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Kenrich Williams, F 4-8 0-1 1-2 4 4 8 1 1 1 2 4 9
Devonta Abron, F 0-1 0-0 4-8 1 2 3 0 0 0 1 2 4
Amric Fields, F 2-6 0-1 1-2 2 5 7 0 0 1 0 3 5
Michael Williams, G 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Hudson Price, G 0-2 0-1 3-4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 3
Chauncey Collins, G 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
21-55 2-12 15-28 14 27 41 11 5 5 11 27 59
38.2% 16.7% 53.6%