SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Henry Dugat scored 29 points as Baylor
beat Colorado State 87-82 in double overtime on Tuesday in the
opening game of the NIT Season Tip-Off at the Spokane Arena.
Two free-throws by Tim Bush with 41 seconds left provided the
winning points for Baylor (2-0).Jason Smith scored 25 points and grabbed 19 rebounds for
Colorado State (1-1).In the second overtime, Dugat's basket with 3 minutes left
lifted Baylor to a 79-78 lead. After a Colorado State turnover,
Aaron Bruce's runner made it 81-78 Baylor with 2:27 left. Smith's
layup cut Baylor's lead to 81-80.Stuart Creason's short jumper gave the Rams an 82-81 lead with
59 seconds left. Bush was fouled and made both free-throws to lift
Baylor to an 83-82 lead with 41 seconds left. Colorado State turned
the ball over and was forced to foul with 16 seconds remaining.
Duget made two free-throws with 16 seconds left for an 85-82
Baylor. Cory Lewis' 3-point shot fell short for Colorado State.In the first overtime, Dugat's runner with 45 seconds left gave
Baylor a 75-73 lead. But Smith's layup with 18 seconds left tied
the score. Curtis Jerrells missed an open 3-pointer at the buzzer
to send the game into a second overtime.Near the end of regulation time, free-throws by Tim Denson and
Smith built a 66-61 CSU lead. Dugat's 3-pointer with 1:52 left and
his short jumper with 45 seconds left tied the score at 66-66. Both
teams missed shots as regulation ended.Baylor went on an early 14-1 run to take a 23-7 lead in the
first-half, and led 29-28 at halftime.On Wednesday, Baylor will play Gonzaga which beat Rice 88-50.
CSU will play Rice.