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No. 23 MBB Outlasts South Carolina, 66-64

Isaiah Austin (21) shoots from the outside. (Matthew Minard, Baylor Marketing Communications)

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Waco, Texas • Attendance: 5,706

(2-0) 23/25

WACO, Texas - Brady Heslip scored 18 points with five 3-pointers and No. 23 Baylor held on for a 66-64 victory over South Carolina, without making a field goal in the final 7 minutes and having to wait out a lengthy review after the final buzzer Tuesday before officials determined there wasn't yet another foul in the game.

South Carolina (1-1) was desperately trying to get a tying basket, and the ball was still being batted around when the buzzer sounded at the same time a referee blew a whistle for an apparent foul. The referees reviewed the video before declaring the game was over.

The Gamecocks didn't score again after Sindarius Thornwell penetrated around 7-foot-1 Isaiah Austin with 4:20 left to tie the game at 64. Thornwell had 20 points.

The game was plagued by 55 fouls, and Baylor held on while shooting only 51 percent on free throws.

• Baylor Head Coach Scott Drew earned his 200th career win (180th at BU)
• Baylor is now 10-1 in home openers under Drew.
• Baylor extended its winning streak to 7 games - the nation's 3rd-longest active streak.
• Senior Brady Heslip (18 points; 5-of-10 3FGs) has hit at least one 3-point field goal in 67 of 76 career games, including 49 games with 2+ 3FGs, 35 games with 3+ treys, 20 games with 4+ 3-pointers and nine games with 5+ threes.
• With 18 points, Heslip now has 36 games of scoring double figures in his career - Baylor is 29-7 in those games
• With 12 rebounds, sophomore Taurean Prince now has two career games with double figure boards.
• Sophomore Isaiah Austin (3 blocks) had his 18th career game with 2+ blocks - Baylor is 14-4 in those games.
• With 14 points, Austin had his 28th career double-figure scoring game - Baylor is 20-8 in those games.

Baylor out-rebounded South Carolina 46-35 - the Bears are 66-17 in the Drew era when recording 40+ rebounds.


"I didn't really get much space, the guys just did a great job of finding me when I had just a little bit of space, and I was able to get a few shots off." - Brady Heslip

Baylor hosts Louisiana-Lafayette at 4 p.m. CT Sunday (Nov. 17) at the Ferrell Center.



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