Baylor Wins Battle of the Bears, 72-62

Jan. 8, 2008

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WACO, Texas (AP) - LaceDarius Dunn scored a career-high 27 points and led Baylor past Brown, 72-62, on Tuesday night.

Kevin Rogers had 14 and Aaron Bruce scored 11 for Baylor (12-1).

Mark McAndrew had 22 points for Brown (8-6) while Peter Sullivan scored 11 and Damon Huffman had 10.

Baylor held a 46-40 lead with 12:07 remaining before Rogers scored eight points in an 11-1 run that resulted in a 57-41 Baylor advantage with 7:49 left.

"The toughest thing when you play a Princeton-style of offense is being disciplined not to give up any backdoors and to try to limit the threes," said head coach Scott Drew. "With our team liking to get out and run so much and score so much, that's tough for players to do. To hold them to 40 percent field goal percentage was a real tribute to the defensive intensity that we brought."

Baylor was up 69-55 before McAndrew and Adrian Williams hit back-to-back 3-pointers to pull Brown to within eight, 69-61, with 1:35 to play.

Dunn then answered with his seventh 3-point basket of the game to put it out of reach.

"LaceDarius (Dunn) is one of those players that when he gets on, it's hard to stop him," said Drew. "Some of those shots you say, `what are you doing ... great shot.' He was definitely on one of those streaks tonight."

The win gave the Bears 12 wins on the season, the most non-conference victories in Baylor history.

Baylor led 34-25 at the half.



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