WACO, Texas — Report and highlights as No. 2 Baylor Bears defeated the Oklahoma Sooners 76-61 to stay perfect on the season.
MaCio Teague finished with 17 points on 6 of 11 shooting with four 3-pointers to lead the way for Baylor, while grabbing four rebounds.
Junior guard Matthew Mayer added 16 points on 6 of 10 shooting to go with his six rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench, while fellow reserve Adam Flagler ended with 15 points with three 3-pointers for the Bears (10-0, 3-0 Big 12), who led 42-25 at halftime.
Baylor was starting a season with a 10-0 record for only the fifth time in program history, while head coach Scott Drew collected his 372nd career victory, which is one more than his father, Homer Drew, who coached Valparaiso.
Austin Reaves led the way for Oklahoma with 19 points, seven rebounds, five assists, and two steals and senior Brady Manek scored 12 points.
Alondes Williams ended with 11 after making 4 of his 5 shots for the Sooners (6-3, 2-2 Big 12), who dropped their second game in the last three outings.
Oklahoma was also playing against its third consecutive Top 25 opponent after losing to then-No. 15 Texas Tech on Dec. 22 and beating then-No. 9 West Virginia last Saturday. They will next visit sixth-ranked Kansas on Saturday.
Baylor scored the first five points of the game and led 16-2 when Flagler made a jumper with 13:55 left in the first half.
The Sooners rallied to trim the deficit to five points with at 28-23 late in the first half, but the Bears pulled away again.
“Obviously got off to a horrible start. … They made a bunch of shots and obviously we weren’t getting into them enough to make those shots more difficult,” Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. “Definitely disappointed by the way we finished the first half.”
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Oklahoma plays at No. 6 Kansas on Saturday, the Sooners’ first game at home since losing by 25 to then-No. 8 Texas.
Baylor stays in instate to play at TCU on Saturday.