NORMAN, Okla., Sporting Alert – Johnathan Motley collected a double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds and No. 4 Baylor stayed undefeated this season with a 76-50 victory over Oklahoma in a Big 12 opener for both teams on Friday.
Motley, who was collecting his fourth double-double of the season, shot 9 for 15 from the field and blocked three shots on the night for the Bears (13-0), who are off to their best start in 16 years.
The nation’s fourth-ranked program is also off to a 13-0 start for the first time since starting 17-0 in 2011-12.
Manu Lecomte added 14 points on 5 of 8 shooting with four 3-pointers and Jo Lual Acuil Jr. ended with 12 points on 5 of 8 shooting, including 2 for 2 from 3s to go along with eight rebounds for Baylor, which led 36-17 at halftime.
Christian James led Oklahoma with 11 points and Khadeem Lattin had eight points, five rebounds and three blocks in a slow night on offense for the Sooners (6-6), who have now dropped four straight.
The Sooners were playing their second straight game without senior guard Jordan Woodard, who remains on the sideline with an undisclosed medical condition, according to school officials.
Baylor, who have won their last seven games by at least 15 points, shot 48 percent from the floor and 45.0 percent from long-range against Oklahoma, while outrebounding the Sooner 46-30.
OU entered Friday night’s game with a 44-12 advantage in the series with Baylor, including a 22-4 mark in Norman.
The Bears, who remain one of five unbeaten teams in Division I this season, return to action on January 4 against the visiting Iowa State.
The Sooners will travel to Texas to face TCU on January 3.