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Sport No. 1 Baylor wins 15th in a row, beating Oklahoma 61-57

06:56  21 january  2020
06:56  21 january  2020 Source:   ap.org

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Jared Butler scored 19 points and had six assists Saturday, helping No. 2 Baylor rally past Oklahoma State 75-68 for the Bears’ 15 th straight victory. Oklahoma State has lost five in a row . Baylor (15- 1 , 5-0 Big 12) has the second-longest active streak in the nation and the third longest in school.

NaLyssa Smith and No. 6 Baylor followed up that streak-busting win at top-ranked UConn with another big victory at home. Smith had 30 points and 15 Baylor (13- 1 , 2-0 Big 12) took control with a 14-0 run over a five-minute span in the first quarter - when Oklahoma State missed 11 shots in a row .

WACO, Texas (AP) — MaCio Teague had 16 points, fellow transfer Davion Mitchell had 13 and Baylor held on to win its first-ever home game as the No. 1 team, beating Oklahoma 61-57 on Monday night.

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Oklahoma State has lost five in a row . Baylor (15- 1 , 5-0 Big 12) has the second-longest active streak in the nation and the third longest in school history. Freddie Gillespie had 17 points and four rebounds and Devonte Bandoo scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half for Baylor , which

After missing their first six shots Monday, in their first game in 12 days, the Bears used an overwhelming run to take control and beat Jackson State 83- 57 for their ninth win in a row . Crude Oil 61 .21. Jackson State guard Jonas James (3) drives against Baylor guard Jared Butler (12) and

After leapfrogging Gonzaga for the top spot in the new AP Top 25 poll released earlier in the day, the Bears (16-1, 6-0 Big 12) stretched their winning streak to 15 games. They are 6-0 in conference play for the first time since winning their first 10 Southwest Conference games in 1948.

Brady Manek had 21 points to lead Oklahoma (12-6, 3-3), following up his career-high 31 points only two days earlier against TCU.

BOX SCORE: NO. 1 BAYLOR 61, OKLAHOMA 57

The Sooners pulled to 59-57 on 3-pointers by Manek and Austin Reaves, and had the ball when Kristian Doolittle forced a steal against Baylor guard Jared Butler. But Reaves missed a potential go-ahead 3-pointer from the left corner in front of the Oklahoma bench with 6 seconds left.

The only other time the Bears reached No. 1 was in the poll released Jan. 9, 2017, and they lost by 21 the next night at No. 10 West Virginia. They rebounded with a win at No. 25 Kansas State, but had slipped to No. 6 by time they returned home the following week.

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  Gonzaga stays No. 1 as Baylor makes up ground in Top 25 poll Good luck finding any team in the country that notches a better pair of road wins in the same week than Baylor, which followed up a victory at Texas Tech by invading Allen Fieldhouse and thumping Kansas on its home floor. As a result? The Bears leapfrogged the Jayhawks and Duke into the second spot in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll on Monday. They finished with 1,567 points in voting by 65 media members who regularly cover the game, just seven back of top-ranked Gonzaga - even though Baylor had 31 first-place votes and the Bulldogs had 30.

Oklahoma State has lost five in a row . Baylor (15- 1 , 5-0 Big 12) has the second-longest active streak in the nation and the third longest in school history. Freddie Gillespie had 17 points and four rebounds and Devonte Bandoo scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half for Baylor , which

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Teague, the junior guard who transferred from UNC Asheville, had a steal and a breakaway layup with just under seven minutes left to stretch the Baylor lead to 53-46. When he missed a 3 on his next shot, Freddie Gillespie had a putback slam.

Gillespie finished with 12 points and 15 rebounds, his seventh double-double this season

Mitchell scored 10 points with two 3s when Baylor broke a tie and went ahead to stay with a 17-6 run to end the first half. A shot clock-beating jumper was the first of seven points in a row for the former Auburn transfer.

It was the sixth time in eight games that Mitchell scored in double figures. He had scored at least 10 points only four times in his first 43 career games, including 34 at Auburn as a freshman in 2017-18.

BIG PICTURE

Oklahoma: The Sooners went into the game as the only major conference team with three players averaging more than 15 points — Doolittle, Manek and Reaves. Manek was the only one to get into double figures against Baylor.

No. 2 Baylor wins 13th in a row 68-55 over Iowa State

  No. 2 Baylor wins 13th in a row 68-55 over Iowa State WACO, Texas (AP) — Davion Mitchell had 17 points, scoring just before and after halftime as No. 2 Baylor started stretching its lead, and the Bears beat Iowa State 68-55 on Wednesday night for their 13th win in a row. Baylor (14-1) is the only Big 12 team to make it through the first four conference games without a loss. Rasir Bolton and Prentiss Nixon both had nine points for Iowa State (8-8, 1-3 Big 12). Jared Butler had 19 points and five assists to lead the Bears, whose only loss came against Washington in Alaska the first week of the season. They had road wins last week against at No. 23 Texas Tech and No. 6 Kansas, that win at Allen Fieldhouse being their first ever there.

Coach Scott Drew and No. 4 Baylor got exactly the kind of game they expected, and extended their winning streak even with a season-high 20 turnovers. Davion Mitchell scored 14 points, Mark Vital grabbed 13 rebounds and the Bears won their 11th game in a row

Oklahoma State has lost five in a row . Their largest deficit in that span was a 20-15 margin in the first half of a 67-55 win over then-No. 3 Kansas on Jan. 11. Oklahoma State led for a total of 30:13 in this one and was ahead 36-27 at the half, just the fourth time this season Baylor wasn’t up at halftime.

Baylor: The Bears had never before won six consecutive Big 12 games in the same season. ... The transfers came up big on a night when Butler, who was second in the Big 12 with 16.9 points a game, missed his first 10 shots and finished with only four points on 2-of-13 shooting. Gillespie started his career at the NCAA Division III level before walking on at Baylor.

UP NEXT

Oklahoma is home against Mississippi State on Saturday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.

Baylor plays its next two games on the road, Saturday night at Florida in the Big 12/SEC Challenge and then Jan. 29 at Iowa State.

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Baylor remains No. 1 in AP Top 25 with few changes at top .
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