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Taurean Prince leads Baylor past TCU 88-62

Sophomore Taurean Prince led all scorers in the game with a career-high 23 points, and the Bears improved to 13-2 (1-1) on the young season.

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(9-6, 0-3) NR/NR
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Waco, Texas • Attendance: 7,573

(13-2, 1-1) 7/9

Those of us who didn't get to see today's game for one reason or another (wasn't shown in my area that I could find) missed what might have been the best overall game of the year for Baylor and was definitely the best in Taurean Prince's young career.  The sophomore scored 23 points on 8-10 shooting from the field in a support role that has seen him blossom over the last few games.  He also went 6-6 from the free throw line as part of an extremely impressive team performance that saw the Bears hit all 21 of their free throws in this game.  That this was the first time we've ever done that (hit 100% on free throws) is equal parts impressive and sad, I think.  It's also extremely encouraging given the troubles in that regard earlier this season.

The real story of the game statistically came on the boards, where Baylor more than doubled-up TCU 54-25.  Cory Jefferson (14) and Rico Gathers (12) beat TCU in rebounding entirely by themselves, and the Bears as a whole had almost as many offensive rebounds (24) as the Horned Frogs did total rebounds (25).  It reads, at least, like a significant improvement over the last game in Ames in that Baylor was able to use its significant advantage in size to enforce its will.  It's really hard to lose a game where you get that many second-chance opportunities.

Since I didn't get to see the game itself, I'd appreciate whatever thoughts those that did might have on how the Bears played.  In the comments, give me your Player of the Game (which might well just be Prince), Play of the Game, and whatever else you have coming off a 26-point conference win.

Rapid reactions: Baylor rolls vs. TCU as Frogs drop to 0-3 in Big 12 play | Dallas Morning News
Taurean Prince scored a career-high 23 points off the bench as the Baylor Bears easily upended TCU Saturday by a score of 88-62.

No. 7 MBB Routs TCU, 88-62 - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site -
Taurean Prince scored 15 of his career-high 23 points off the bench when No. 7 Baylor took control before halftime and went on an 88-62 victory over instate rival TCU on Saturday.

TCU Horned Frogs vs. Baylor Bears - Recap - January 11, 2014 - ESPN
Taurean Prince is getting comfortable in his role off the bench for No. 7 Baylor, and contributing in a big way.