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No. 12 MBB Routs Southern, 81-56

Rico Gathers (2) drives to the basket against Southern University Jaguars center Frank Snow (22). (Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

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Waco, Texas • Attendance: 5,562

(10-1) 12/15

WACO, Texas (AP) - Isaiah Austin had 14 points and 10 rebounds as No. 12 Baylor won its 10th straight home game, beating Southern University 81-56 on Sunday.

Austin had his first double-double of the season while leading five players in double-figure scoring for the Bears (10-1).

Brady Heslip had 13 points for Baylor, while Cory Jefferson and Rico Gathers both had 12. Kenny Chery had 10 points.

Tre Lynch had 27 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead Southern (3-9).

Cory Jefferson (12 points) had his 40th career double-figure scoring game (10th of season, career-high ninth straight and 17th in last 18 games), and Baylor is 32-8 all-time when he scores in double figures.
Rico Gathers (12 Points) had his seventh career double figure scoring game, third of the season and third in his last four games.
Kenny Chery scored double figures (10 points) for the eighth time this season and third game in a row. •
Brady Heslip (two 3-point FGs) has made at least a 3-pointer in 74 of 85 career games and two or more in 56 games.
• With 13 points, Heslip has scored double figures eight times this season and 42 times in his career.
Isaiah Austin tallied a career-high four steals, the most by any Baylor player this season.
• With 14 points, Austin has scored in double figures in five of his last six games, seven times this season and 34 times in his career.
• With 14 points and 10 rebounds, Austin tallied his first double-double of the season and 12th of his career.
• With three blocks, Austin has eight games this season with multiple blocks and 24 in his career.

• Baylor shot 50 percent from the floor to post its seventh game of the season over 50 percent. BU is 99-10 under Drew when achieving that feat.


"Nobody on this team is selfish. Some games I'll only have four points, Corey [Jefferson] will have 30, Kenny [Chery] will have 20, and some game Brady [Heslip] won't get up a shot. Nobody complains, though, because we are all in it for the long run. We are a great brotherhood right now." - Baylor Center Isaiah Austin

Baylor hosts Oral Roberts at 7 p.m. CT Monday, Dec. 30, at the Ferrell Center.



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