Baylor Men’s Basketball No. 12 (7-2) beat Tarleton State (5-4) in Waco, 80-57, on a night when Adam Flagler and LJ Cryer rested.
It’s Baylor’s last game until Dec. 18, and Scott Drew’s side weren’t stumbling after the win over Gonzaga last week. Students who took a study break after the final could have slept during it.
Keyonte George led all scorers with 21 points, knocking down three deep balls. The Bears as a whole, however, struggled at 7-20. Scoring 36 points in the paint alleviated the problem deep down, and Joshua Ojianwuna had a decent offensive outing with eight points.
Langston Love finished with 20 points for Baylor, his first 20-point game as a Bears. Yes, on a night without Flagler and Cryer, Love and George had half the team points.
Baylor also finished with a 41-23 rebound lead. That’s an 18 rebound advantage and 17 boards came on offense. This led to 24 second chance points which was really the difference in the game.
Everything was not perfect. The Bears started off particularly slow — which is new — and turned the ball over 19 times. Tarleton State has only committed 18 turnovers itself.
Nonetheless, it was a blowout and a decent taste in Baylor’s mount for the next 12 days off. See you on December 18 against Washington State in Dallas.
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