WACO, Texas (AP) -- Curtis Jerrells took advantage of his
opportunities. And that led to another Baylor victory.
The freshman guard scored a career-high 28 points, hitting
five-of-six 3-pointers, to lead Baylor to a 90-64 win over Missouri
"When you knock down a few of them, you get confident," said
Jerrells, who went 11-of-14 from the field. "Once you see another
opportunity, you just take it."
The back-to-back Big 12 home victories were the first for the
Bears since 2002 when they defeated Texas A&M 97-45 on Feb. 3 and
Missouri 81-80 on Feb. 9.
"We have some explosive players on the offensive end," Baylor
coach Scott Drew said. "It was just a matter of time for Curtis
Jerrells to have a breakout game. You could see it snowball once it
"With a game like today, you feel that life has just ended,"
Missouri coach Quin Snyder said. "But there's more games left to
play. I've got to figure out how to make my kids get better."
Baylor took command with four minutes left in the first half,
closing out with a 17-4 run to go in front 43-21. Five 3-pointers
fueled the run. Jerrells, who scored 11 first-half points, and
Aaron Bruce each had a pair. Bruce's four-point play with eight
seconds remaining capped the scoring.
Baylor continued to dominate in the second half and led the
Tigers by as much as 32 points at 82-50 on Mamadou Diene's putback
with just over five minutes left.
Thomas Gardner led Missouri with 25 points, while Jimmy McKinney
The Bears shot 68 percent in the second half, going 19-of-28
from field, and held the Tigers to 7-of-17 performance for 41
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