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Bears Beat Winthrop to Claim Paradise Jam Crown

Nov. 19, 2007

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) -- Curtis Jerrells scored 13 points, including seven during a decisive 15-4 run in the second half, and Baylor beat Winthrop 62-54 to win the Paradise Jam on Monday night.

LaceDarius Dunn scored four of his 17 points during the late run, which put the Bears ahead 57-48 with 30 seconds left.

Taj McCullough led Winthrop (3-1) with 16 points and nine rebounds. Michael Jenkins added eight.

The Hawks jumped out to a 21-12 lead on a jumper by Jenkins in the first half, but Baylor (4-0) trimmed their deficit to two points over the next 7 minutes. Winthrop led 28-24 at halftime.

Jerrells, who also had six rebounds and five assists, was named the most valuable player of the eight-team tournament.

Kevin Rogers added 11 points for Baylor.



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