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No. 25 Men's Hoops Tops Colorado, 72-60

  1ST 2ND F
22 38 60
30 42 72

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Dallas, Texas • Attendance: 5,207


WACO, Texas - Kenny Chery scored 14 points, Cory Jefferson had 13 points and 11 rebounds and No. 25 Baylor beat cold-shooting Colorado 72-60 in the season opener for both teams Friday night.

The final game of a season-opening tripleheader at the downtown Dallas home of the NBA's Mavericks featured last year's NIT champion in Baylor and a Colorado team coming off the school's first back-to-back trips to the NCAA tournament in 50 years.

Brady Heslip had 12 points, all on 4-of-6 shooting from 3-point range, including one with a defender in his face that gave the Bears their biggest lead at 56-43 with 8:38 remaining.

Josh Scott had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Buffaloes, who shot 33 percent and went 2 of 19 from 3-point range.

Taurean Prince had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Bears.

Baylor's heralded frontcourt duo of Isaiah Austin and Jefferson helped the Bears pull away after a slow start.

• Senior Cory Jefferson (13 points, 11 rebounds) had his 31st career double-figure scoring game - BU is 24-7 in those games.
• Jefferson recorded his 12th career double-double - BU is 9-3 in those games.
• Senior Brady Heslip (12 points; 4-of-6 3FGs) has hit at least one 3-point field goal in 66 of 75 career games, including 48 games with 2+ 3FGs, 34 games with 3+ treys and 19 games with 4+ 3-pointers.
• Senior Gary Franklin (9 points; 3-of-6 3FGs) had his 4th game at Baylor with 3+ made 3-pointers.
• Junior transfer Kenny Chery started at point guard in his Baylor debut - he led the Bears with 35 minutes played.
• Chery (team-high 14 points) was the first Baylor player to reach double figures in the game.
• Sophomore Taurean Prince (10 points, 8 rebounds) had his 4th career double-figure scoring game. He played only 18 minutes before fouling out.

Baylor had 31 bench points compared to Colorado's eight.


Baylor plays its home opener Tuesday (Nov. 12) at 2 p.m. CT against South Carolina at the Ferrell Center.



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