Scores

Final

Baylor 74

(11-10, 2-8 Big 12)

(13) Oklahoma State 72

(19-4, 8-2 Big 12)

    8:00 PM ET, February 15, 2003

    Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, Oklahoma

    1 2 T
    BAY 47 2774
    #13OKST 35 3772

    Bears' see-saw ride end on high note, OSU falls

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Kenny Taylor made a 3-pointer with 1:54 remaining and Baylor made four defensive stops after that to stun Oklahoma State 74-72 Saturday night, ending a 22-game road losing streak.

    The Bears (11-10, 2-8 Big 12) rallied in the closing minutes after seeing a 15-point second-half lead turn into a five-point deficit.

    Melvin Sanders scored a career-high 30 and Victor Williams had 18 for Oklahoma State (19-4, 8-2), which had beaten Baylor 11 straight times but simply got outplayed.

    John Lucas scored 20 points, Taylor had 17 and Lawrence Roberts grabbed 20 rebounds for Baylor, which made 14 3-pointers, one short of its season high. It was the long-range jumpers that gave the Bears the lead and also brought them back.

    The Cowboys (No. 14 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP) used a 14-2 run during a 4½-minute stretch to turn a 61-54 deficit into their biggest lead, 68-63, with 4:48 remaining.

    R.T. Guinn and Ellis Kidd hit consecutive 3s to get Baylor within 70-69. A basket by Cheyne Gadson gave the Cowboys a three-point lead with 2:41 left, but they didn't score again.

    Lucas scored off a steal to make it 72-71, then Taylor hit his 3 from the right baseline with 1:54 remaining for a 74-72 lead.

    Gadson missed a jumper in the lane and Williams missed two jumpers, the second one with about seven seconds left. But the rebound went out of bounds with 4.4 to play, giving the Cowboys a final chance.

    After three timeouts -- one by Oklahoma State, two by Baylor -- the Cowboys got the ball to Williams along the right baseline, but his short jumper was blocked by Corey Herring with 0.3 seconds left. The Bears then inbounded and the buzzer sounded.

    Oklahoma State made its first two shots, then missed six in a row as Baylor scored 12 straight points to take a 13-4 lead. Lucas had a pair of 3-pointers in the run, a sign of things to come.

    It was 13-7 when Baylor went on a 15-6 spurt to make it 28-13, the first of three 15-point leads the Bears would hold in the first half.

    Four of the Bears' final five baskets of the half were 3-pointers, including three in a row. Kidd had the final one of the half with 37 seconds left to make it 47-35.

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