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Prince Leads No. 9 MBB Past Savannah State, 80-50

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Highlights | Postgame

Waco, Texas • Attendance: 8,037

(12-1) 9/11

WACO, Texas (AP) - Reserve Taurean Prince scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half, leading No. 9 Baylor to an 80-50 victory over Savannah State on Friday night.

Cory Jefferson had 13 points for Baylor (12-1), and Isaiah Austin and Rico Gathers each scored 11 as Baylor won its 12th consecutive home game.

Joshua Montgomery made four 3-pointers in the first half and scored 15 points for Savannah State (2-12).

Baylor improved to 25-9 in January since 2009-10. The Bears' only loss this season was to then No. 8 Syracuse in Hawaii in November.

Cory Jefferson (13 points) had his 42nd career double-figure scoring game (12th of season, career-high 11th straight and 19th in last 20 games), and Baylor is 34-8 all-time when he scores in double figures.
• Jefferson's 3 blocks tied a season high and marked his 6th multi-block game of the season and 40th of his career - Baylor is 31-9 when Jefferson has multiple blocks in his career.
Rico Gathers (11 points) had his 8th career double-figure scoring game, 4th of the season and 4th in his last 5 games.
• With 11 points, Isaiah Austin has scored in double figures in 7 of his last 8 games, 9 times this season and 36 times in his career -- Baylor is 27-9 when Austin scores double figures in his career.
Taurean Prince scored 15 points, it was his 7th career double figure game and 4th of the season.
• Prince (15 points) led the team in scoring for the 1st time this season and 2nd time in his career - Baylor is 2-0 when Prince leads in scoring.

Baylor outscored Savannah State in the paint, 40-16.


"I'm excited about how we finished our non-conference schedule, but Big 12 play is special, and having the chance to go against Iowa State -- who hasn't lost a game yet -- we are excited and ready to go." - Baylor head coach Scott Drew

Baylor hits the road to open Big 12 play Tuesday, Jan. 7, against Iowa State in Ames, Iowa. Tip is set for 6 p.m. CT., and the game will be televised on ESPN2.



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