Maston sparkles on Senior Night, Baylor beats Oklahoma 87-64
WACO, Tx. —
WACO, Texas (AP) — Terry Maston scored 23 points and Baylor beat cold-shooting Oklahoma 87-64 on Tuesday night.
Maston made his first career start on senior night, his 102nd game played for the Bears, and made the most of it with a 10-for-14 shooting night despite being saddled with three fouls in the first half. Baylor shot 51 percent as a team and controlled the boards, 44-29.
Jo Lual-Acuil had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Bears (18-12, 8-9 Big 12), who also received 16 points from Manu Lecomte.
Oklahoma made both of its shots from the floor in the opening minute to break out to a 5-0 lead but missed its next 15 and 19 of its next 20. The Sooners were 5 for 25 in the first half and finished shooting 38 percent for the game.
Baylor took advantage with a 22-2 run that took it from trailing 10-9 to leading 31-12 despite four of its players picking up two fouls apiece in the game's first eight minutes.
Trae Young scored 18 to lead Oklahoma (17-12, 7-10), but that was a far cry from the 44 he dropped on the Bears in their first meeting. Young, the national leader in scoring and assists, had 5 assists and eight turnovers.
Oklahoma: The Sooners were doubled up in the paint 52-26 and were only 12 of 21 from the free throw line, continuing their late-season slide. The Sooners have dropped seven of their last eight and will likely need to win their final regular season game and a game or two at the Big 12 Championships to find a way into the NCAA Tournament.
Baylor: The Bears have been up and down in recent weeks, following a five-game winning streak with two straight losses before Tuesday. The Bears' NCAA Tournament hopes would be bolstered greatly by a win against Kansas State, but they'll need to reverse their fortunes on the road, where they are 2-6 in the Big 12.
Oklahoma closes the regular season at home against Iowa State on Friday.
Baylor goes on the road for its regular season finale against Kansas State on Saturday.