WACO, Texas (AP) - Taurean Prince scored 15 of his career-high 23 points off the bench when No. 7 Baylor took control before halftime and went on an 88-62 victory over instate rival TCU on Saturday.
The Bears (13-2, 1-1 Big 12) won their 13th consecutive home game, the latest in the streak coming four days after they lost their conference opener 87-72 at No. 9 Iowa State.
Baylor went ahead to stay against TCU (9-6, 0-3) with a 16-3 run midway through the first half. Prince had a pair of layups in the 5-minute spurt that Brady Heslip capped with a 3-pointer that made it 25-14.
Brady Heslip had 15 points on five 3-pointers for Baylor, while Isaiah Austin had 14 points. Cory Jefferson had 11 points and 14 rebounds, his sixth double-double this season, while Rico Gathers had 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Brandon Parrish had 16 points to lead TCU, while Kyan Anderson had 12 and Jarvis Ray 11.
The Bears finished with a 54-25 advantage in rebounds and made all 21 of their free throws. Paced by Prince, the Baylor bench outscored the TCU reserves 52-9.
Baylor (21-for-21 free throws) set a Ferrell Center record, BU Big 12 record and overall BU record for highest team free throw percentage in a game and made the most free throws of any perfect free throw game in BU history. BU's prior best FT percentage in a Big 12 game was 95.7% at Texas Tech on Feb. 7, 2009 (22-of-23) and BU's most FTs made in any game in program history without a miss was 10 - Texas Tech, 1/25/69 [10-of-10]; UT Pan American, 1/3/78 [10-of-10].
Cory Jefferson (11 points) has scored in double figures in 20 of his last 22 games dating back to 2012-13 - it's the 13th time he's done so this season and 43rd time in his career.
Jefferson (season-high 14 rebounds) had his 7th double-digit rebounding game of the season (19th of career).
Jefferson notched his 6th double-double of the season and 17th of his career.
Jefferson (season-high 3 blocks) has had multiple blocks 8 times this season and 42 times in his career.
Brady Heslip (15 points) scored in double figures for the 10th time this season and 44th of his career.
Isaiah Austin (14 points) has scored in double figures in each of his last 8 starts, 11 times this season and 38 times in his career.
Austin (4 blocks) passed Joey Fatta (101) for 7th place on the all-time BU career blocks list with 104 career blocks.
Austin (4 blocks) has had multiple blocks in 11 games this season and 27 times in his career.
Taurean Prince (career-high 23 points; 2nd career game with 20+) has scored double figures in 3 of his last 4 games, 5 times this season and 8 times in his career - BU is 8-0 all-time when Prince scored in double figures.
Prince (3 steals) set a new career high in steals.
Rico Gathers (12 rebounds) has tallied double figures in rebounds 5 times this season and 12 in his career.
Gathers (10 points) has scored double-figures 6 times this season and 10 in his career.
Gathers tallied his 3rd double-double of the season and 6th of his career.
STAT OF THE GAME
Baylor's bench outscored TCU's, 52-9.
TWEET OF THE GAME
"Baylor is pretty good. Well, let me rephrase that -- Baylor is really good." - TCU head coach Trent Johnson
Baylor hits the road for the second time in Big 12 play to take on Texas Tech Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 8 p.m. CT on ESPNU.