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NCAA Game Summary - Baylor at Texas



(Monday, March 4th)

Final Score: Texas 79, Baylor 70

Austin, TX (Sports Network) - Sheldon McClellan scored a game-high 23 points off the bench as the Texas Longhorns captured a 79-70 win over the Baylor Bears in Big 12 Conference play at the Frank Erwin Center.

McClellan knocked down 9-of-14 shots from the floor, including 3-of-6 beyond the arc, in 26 minutes of action as the Longhorns (14-16, 6-11 Big 12) posted their second win in the last three outings. Also scoring in double figures for the hosts were Myck Kabongo and Ioannis Papapetrou with 19 and 18 points, respectively, the former adding eight assists and six rebounds as well.

The Bears (17-13, 8-9) were paced by Pierre Jackson, who tallied 22 points and handed out eight assists, followed by Isaiah Austin with 15 points and six boards for a Baylor squad that has now fallen in five of the last six games and is considered to be on the outside looking in when it comes to the NCAA Tournament at the moment.

In a closely contested first half, the teams traded leads nine times, with a 3-pointer by Jonathan Holmes with 13 seconds remaining in the frame giving Texas a 36-34 edge at the break. The Bears shot just 9-of-25 from the floor through the first 20 minutes of action, but managed to stay close thanks to 11-of-12 at the free-throw line.

Late in the second half Baylor was able to establish a slim 57-56 advantage at the 5:22 mark on a layup by Deuce Bello, but the lead was short lived as the Longhorns put together a 7-0 run in order to move ahead for good and eventually claim the nine-point home win.

Both programs shot 9-of-23 from beyond the arc on the night, but the visitors were limited to 40.4 percent accuracy from the floor overall, compared to an even 50 percent (27-of-54) for Texas.

Baylor entered the game having won a school-record 17 straight matchups against opponents from the Lone Star State.

03/05 00:01:55 ET

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Final
UVA 27
UNC 28
Final
NCCU 42
SAVST 14
 
3rd
SFG 1
KAN 4
 
Final
WISC 52
MD 7
Final
SMU 10
MEM 48
Final
ILL 28
MINN 24
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RICE 41
UNT 21
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NEB 42
RUTG 24
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KST 23
TEX 0
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ARK 45
UAB 17
Final
UVA 27
UNC 28
Final
EMICH 17
NILL 28
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NAVY 41
SJST 31
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BST 35
AKR 21
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GASTATE 31
GASO 69
Final
TOL 42
UMASS 35
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WMICH 42
OHIO 21
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COL 37
UCLA 40
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UMO 10
KSU 3
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WAKE 17
BC 23
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BUF 14
CMICH 20
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MARS 35
FATL 16
Final
PITT 28
GT 56
Final
SMISS 20
LATU 31
Final
MSU 35
MICH 11
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KENT 31
MSST 45
Final
STAN 38
ORST 14
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TCU 82
TTU 27
Final
OKST 10
WVU 34
Final
WKENT 66
ODU 51
Final
UTST 34
UNLV 20
 
Final
MIZZ 24
VANDY 14
Final
UCF 34
TEMPL 14
 
4th
WASU 30
ARZ 59
 
3rd
CLEM 3
SYR 6
 
4th
LAMON 18
TXST 7
 
4th
TXSANANTO 0
UTEP 27
 
3rd
COLST 31
WYO 10
 
3rd
LSU 3
MISS 7
 
Half
TENN 10
ALA 27
 
3rd
AUB 21
SCAR 21
 
2nd
PSU 0
OSU 10
 
10:00pm Tonight
UTAH
USC
10:45pm Tonight
WASH
ARST
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
NEV
Final
SJS 1
BUF 2
3rd
TOR 0
BOS 4
 
3rd
NYI 5
DAL 4
 
3rd
PHI 3
DET 2
 
3rd
OTT 1
NJD 2
 
3rd
MON 3
NYR 1
 
2nd
STL 1
CHI 1
 
2nd
NAS 0
PIT 1
 
2nd
MIN 6
TAM 1
 
1st
ARI 0
FLA 0
 
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
WAS
Final
NCCU 42
SAVST 14