Waco, TX (Sports Network) - Pierre Jackson scored 18 points, leading four
players in double figures, as the Baylor Bears posted a 64-54 win over the
Oklahoma State Cowboys in a Big 12 Conference showdown at the Ferrell Center.
A.J. Walton added 13 points for the Bears (13-5, 4-1 Big 12) as they won for
the fifth time in the last six outings. Working hard in the paint were Cory
Jefferson and Isaiah Austin, the former posting 11 points, 11 rebounds and six
blocked shots, the latter contributing 10 points, 14 rebounds and another five
The Cowboys (12-5, 2-3) were paced by Le'Bryan Nash who tallied a game-high 24
points, followed by Michael Cobbins and Marcus Smart with 12 points apiece.
Smart also accounted for 10 boards and seven assists as the team bowed for the
second time in the last three contests.
Smart opened the game with a 3-pointer, but after that OSU then fell behind by
double figures. However, the Cowboys responded late and thanks to a jumper by
Nash with under one minute remaining in the first half it was the visitors who
carried a 28-27 advantage into the break.
In the second half both teams shot under 40 percent from the floor, but while
Oklahoma State connected on a mere 1-of-8 beyond the arc, Baylor made good on
6-of-14 on the perimeter in order to pull off the double-digit win.
The Bears held OSU to just 34.9 percent success from the floor and 2-of-16
from the outside on the evening.
Dating back to the 2010-11 season, Oklahoma State has a record of just 1-19 in
conference road games. OSU has not had a winning record on the road in Big 12
play since the 2003-04 campaign when the squad was 6-2 in such outings.
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