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Baylor keeps home streak alive, routs Savannah State

Waco, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Taurean Prince poured in 15 points off the bench to lead a balanced Baylor scoring attack, as the ninth-ranked Bears cruised past Savannah State, 80-50, on Friday at Ferrell Center.

Cory Jefferson supplied 13 points, seven rebounds and three blocks, while Isaiah Austin and Rico Gathers each added 11 points for the Bears (12-1), who notched their 12th straight home victory, good for the second-longest home win streak in school history.

"We don't take anyone for granted," Jefferson said. "We knew coming into the game that we needed to play like we've been playing all year and worry about the next game afterward."

Joshua Montgomery made four 3-pointers en route to a team-high 15 points for the Tigers (2-12), who have dropped 10 straight games.

"[Baylor is] every bit of what their rankings are," Savannah State head coach Horace Broadnax said of the Bears. "They have a lot of different weapons to hurt you with and they are just huge and big."

After Khiry White opened the game with a jumper to give the Tigers their first and only lead, Gary Franklin drilled a triple at the other end, sparking a 11-2 Baylor run that Jefferson capped with a trey for an 11-4 lead.

Austin netted the final four points of a 9-0 surge later in the frame that increased Baylor's cushion to 32-17 with 7:20 left in the first half.

The Bears carried a 46-30 advantage into the break before scoring the first five points of the second half to push the spread to 21 points.

Savannah State briefly got within 15 following a Alante Fenner jumper just before the midpoint of the half, but Gathers supplied seven points in a 9-0 surge that gave the Bears a 66-42 lead with 8:14 to play.

The difference never dipped below 20 the rest of the way as the Bears cruised to victory down the stretch.

Game Notes

Baylor's longest home win streak at Ferrell Center is 15 games, set from Feb. 3, 2010-Jan. 11, 2011 ... Baylor opens Big 12 play at Iowa State on Tuesday ... The Bears improved to 14-0 all-time against teams from the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference ... The Tigers open MEAC play at home against Maryland- Eastern Shore on Monday ... Jefferson has scored in double figures in a career-best 11 straight games.

01/03 23:15:42 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1
 
Final
TAM 4
BOS 3
Final
MIA 9
NYM 6
Final
ATL 0
PHI 7
Final
BAL 4
MIN 6
Final
STL 5
PIT 4
Final
CHC 4
MIL 2
Final
CLE 1
DET 12
Final
OAK 6
SEA 1
Final
SDP 3
ARI 1
Final
COL 10
SFG 9
Final
KAN 4
TEX 3
Final
LOS 4
WAS 6
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NYY
BOS
 
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BAL
CIN
 
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CLE
DET
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
NYM
 
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PHI
 
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TAM
TOR
 
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CHC
MIL
 
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MIN
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HOU
ANA
 
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KAN
TEX
 
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STL
PIT
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
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OAK
SEA
 
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LOS
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Final
LOU 31
MIAMI 13
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1