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NCAA Game Summary - Oral Roberts at Baylor



(Monday, December 30th)

Final Score: (9) Baylor 81, Oral Roberts 55

Waco, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Cory Jefferson scored all 17 of his points in the second half as the ninth-ranked Baylor Bears capped 2013 with an 81-55 rout of Oral Roberts from Ferrell Center.

Taurean Prince and Isaiah Austin carried the scoring load in the first half, combining for 25 of Baylor's 36 points in the opening 20 minutes. Prince finished with 16 off the bench and Austin had 15 as Baylor (11-1) finished December unbeaten for the fifth time in the last seven years.

"The first five minutes of the game, we weren't really moving, and we weren't very active. Then, we turned around and played thirty-five minutes of very good basketball," Baylor head coach Scott Drew said.

Shawn Glover led all scorers with 22 points for Oral Roberts (6-7), which has lost four of five. Denell Henderson contributed 16 points with a team-high eight rebounds, while the rest of the Golden Eagles scored just 17 points on 6-of-32 shooting.

"Baylor is a very good team and I thought they played well tonight. It is a tough matchup for us," ORU head coach Scott Sutton said.

Baylor went the first 5:46 without a field goal, but Oral Roberts managed just seven points during that stretch. Kenny Chery finally broke the seal for the Bears with a 3, and Baylor went in front two trips later after Brady Heslip's shot from the arc.

Prince and Austin combined for the next 20 Baylor points as the hosts built a 28-15 lead. Chery's 3-pointer was followed by another five points -- three from Austin, two from Prince -- and the Bears took a 36-25 edge into the break.

Jefferson, who spent most of the first half on the bench in foul trouble, made his presence felt with the first six Baylor points of the second.

Ish Wainright and Rico Gathers made layups on the front and back ends of a 9-0 Baylor surge midway through the period to make it 59-38.

The Bears coasted from there.

Game Notes

Baylor won its 11th straight game at Ferrell Center to match the second longest arena winning streak in school history ... Baylor improved to 5-0 all- time against Oral Roberts ... Jefferson moved into fourth place on Baylor's all-time blocked shots list with 134 ... Jefferson reached double figures in scoring for the 10th straight game ... Gathers had 10 points and 10 boards ... Oral Roberts shot 1-of-13 from the arc.

12/31 02:40:09 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 3
DUR 5
 
Final
PIT 0
CAR 10
 
Final
CIN 7
CHC 2
Final
DET 3
NYY 2
Final
SFG 4
COL 1
Final
BAL 5
TAM 4
Final
NYM 1
ATL 6
Final
CWS 2
CLE 3
 
10th
KAN 5
MIN 5
 
Final
HOU 4
TEX 2
 
5th
ANA 3
OAK 0
 
Final
SCAR 28
TEXAM 52
Final
LAMON 17
WAKE 10
 
Final
MISS 35
BSU 13
 
4th
TULSA 28
TULA 28
 
2nd
WASU 17
RUTG 21
 
2nd
ARST 17
WEBER 0
 
2nd
VANDY 0
TEMPL 7
 
Final
JAC 14
ATL 24
 
Final
BUF 0
DET 23
 
Final
CIN 35
IND 7
 
Final
GBP 34
KAN 14
 
Final
PHI 37
NYJ 7
 
Final
MIA 14
STL 13
 
Final
PIT 0
CAR 10
 
Final
NYG 16
NEP 13
 
Final
TAM 10
WAS 24
 
Final
NOS 13
BAL 22
 
Final
CLE 33
CHI 13
 
Final
DAL 3
DEN 27
 
Final
TEN 3
MIN 19
 
Final
HOU 13
SFX 40
 
Half
SDC 9
ARI 6
 
2nd
OAK 28
SEA 14
 
Final
NOR 3
DUR 5