Jan. 9, 2010
WACO, Texas -- LaceDarius Dunn scored 23 of his 28 points in the second half as Baylor ended a 30-game losing streak against Oklahoma by blowing out the Sooners 91-60 on Saturday.
"Again I think all year long we have had great balance and the most balance comes on the defensive end. Holding them to 35 percent was excellent," said head coach Scott Drew. "I think Ekpe, Tweety and Lace probably all played three of their better games today. They really set the tone."
Tiny Gallon led Oklahoma (9-6, 0-1) with 17 points and Tony Crocker added 16.
The win was Baylor's first over the Sooners since Dec. 6, 1977, in Norman, and the Bears' first win in the series in Waco since Dec. 14, 1954. It was their largest margin of victory in the series, surpassing an 80-64 win in Norman in 1955. Oklahoma had been 26-0 against Baylor since the formation of the Big 12 in 1996.
"The first thing we said in the locker room was that this was for all the former players and coaches who battled all those years and never beat them," said Baylor coach Scott Drew.
The Sooners led 20-11 in the opening minutes as Crocker and Gallon combined for 17 points. But after an eight-minute delay caused by a power failure that cut all but emergency lights, Baylor stormed back with a 30-6 run to take a 41-26 lead into the half.
A three-point play by Willie Warren to start the second half cut the Baylor lead to 12, but that was as close as the Sooners would get as Baylor continued to stretch the lead, never allowing OU to get within 20 the final seven minutes of the game.
The Bears finished the game shooting 63 percent from the floor, while holding the Sooners to 35.7 percent. Baylor has yet to be out-rebounded this season as the Bears tallied a 38-26 advantage on the boards against OU.
"They (Baylor) are a very good team," Oklahoma head coach Jeff Capel. "This is the best Baylor team since I have been (at Oklahoma)."
The Bears will next head to Boulder, Colo. to take on Colorado, Tuesday night, at 8 p.m. CT.