Maui, Hawaii Attendance: 2,400
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - Gary Franklin scored 22 points and No. 18 Baylor easily beat Division II Chaminade 93-77 on Monday night at the Maui Invitational.
The Bears overcame a 42-point effort from Chaminade's Christophe Varidel, who fell one point shy of the tournament record of 43 points, scored by Gonzaga's Adam Morrison in a triple-overtime game in 2005. His 10 3-pointers set their own record.
Four players besides Franklin scored in double-figures for the Bears (5-0), who put the game away decisively in the second half after going into halftime with a 3-point lead.
Cory Jefferson had 15 points and nine rebounds, including an alley-oop and layup early in the second half that game Baylor its first double-digit lead over Chaminade (2-1).
Baylor shot 50 percent for the game, including just under 61 percent in the first half.
Baylor extended its winning streak to 10 games - the nation's longest active streak.
Nine different Bears played at least 10 minutes in the game for the fourth time in five games this season.
Senior Gary Franklin had career highs with 22 points, 6 assists and 6 3FGs made (6-of-10) - his previous career high was 12 points on 4-of-4 3FGs at TCU on Jan. 26, 2013.
Junior Kenny Chery had a career-high 8 assists to go with 12 points. It was his 3rd double-figure scoring game.
Sophomore Rico Gathers had a career-high 14 rebounds in only 18 minutes - it was his 8th career double-figure rebounding game.
Junior Royce O'Neale had a Baylor-career-high 12 points, along with 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals.
Senior Cory Jefferson started his 42nd consecutive game.
Jefferson (15 points) had his 34th career double-figure scoring game (BU is 27-7 in those games) and finished one rebound shy of a double-double.
Senior Brady Heslip (14 points; 3-of-7 3FGs) has hit at least one 3-point field goal in 70 of 79 career games, including 52 games with 2+ 3FGs and 37 games with 3+ treys.
Sophomore Isaiah Austin (3 blocks) had his 21st career game with 2+ blocks - Baylor is 17-4 in those games.
STAT OF THE GAME
Baylor's bench contributed 33 points, while Chaminade's scored just 10.
TWEET OF THE GAME
In a somewhat related matter, Baylor's Rico Gathers may be the most efficient rebounder in the country. That's a nasty frontline.-- Matt Mosley (@mattmosley) November 26, 2013
Baylor will face Dayton on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. CT on ESPN in the EA Sports Maui Invitational semifinals.