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Men's Hoops Takes Care of Texas Tech, 59-49

Brady Heslip (5) nputs up a three-point shot

(13-16, 5-11) NR/NR
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Waco, Texas • Attendance: 8,827
(19-10, 7-9) NR/RV

WACO, Texas (AP) - Royce O'Neale scored 16 points and had 12 rebounds as Baylor beat Texas Tech 59-49 Saturday even as the Bears went the final 8 minutes without making a field goal.

The Bears (19-10, 7-9 Big 12) led 50-36 after Taurean Prince completed a three-point play with 8:05 left in the game. They didn't make another field goal, but Kenny Chery hit seven consecutive free throws in the final 3 minutes before a miss.

Brady Heslip added 14 points for Baylor, which got a needed victory for its NCAA tournament hopes.

Robert Turner had 12 points for Texas Tech (13-16, 5-11), which had beaten Baylor at home by 10 points.

Baylor shot just 30 percent overall (16 of 53). The Bears had more offensive rebounds than defensive (21 to 19).

• Today marks Drew's 12th win against Texas Tech, the most against any team.
• Baylor shot 80% (20-25) from the free throw line, the Bears' second-highest percentage this season.
• Baylor had 21 offensive rebounds and 19 defensive rebounds. Baylor has had more offensive rebounds than defensive rebounds in both meetings against Texas Tech this season.
Royce O'Neale recorded a double-double, the first of his Baylor career - had had five double-doubles in two season at Denver.
• O'Neale had a career-high 12 rebounds, 5 of which were offensive, also a career high.
• O'Neale finished with 16 points, the second-highest total of his career.
Brady Heslip (4-of-11 from 3-point range) had his 14th game of the season making 4 or more three pointers and the 32nd of his career.
• Heslip (four threes made) has connected on a three-pointer in every game he has started this season.
Kenny Chery had his 14th game with at least 5 assists. Baylor is 10-4 in those games.
• Chery set a career high with both nine free throws made, and 10 attempted.

Baylor had 21 offensive rebounds, 12 more than Texas Tech.


"Royce O'Neale is very talented. I like his game. He is a good, solid player and doing such a good job. He is the glue guy." - Texas Tech head coach Tubby Smith

Baylor hosts Iowa State Tuesday (March 4) at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN2.



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