Oklahoma Sooners Routed By Baylor Bears, 76-61

Wednesday, January 6th 2021, 11:02 pm
By: Associated Press

WACO, Texas -

MaCio Teague scored 17 points, Matthew Mayer had 16 and No. 2 Baylor improved to 10-0 for only the fifth time in team history. The Bears led throughout in a 76-61 win over Oklahoma on Wednesday night.

Teague had eight points with two 3-pointers in the first four minutes of the game, helping push Baylor to an early 16-2 lead. Mayer had consecutive baskets 33 seconds apart to ignite a half-ending 14-2 run after the Sooners (6-3, 2-2 Big 12) had moved within five late in the first half.

The Bears’ season-opening, 10-game winning streak, all by at least 11 points, includes their first three Big 12 games. It is their third 10-0 start in 10 seasons (2011-12, 2016-17) after the previous two came in 1911-12 and 2000-01.

Baylor coach Scott Drew got his 372nd career victory, one more win than his father, former Valparaiso coach Homer Drew had in his 22 seasons as a head coach. Scott Drew has 352 wins in 18 seasons with the Bears, after 20 wins in one season at Valpo.

Austin Reaves had 19 points and Alondes Williams 11 for the Sooners, who played their third consecutive Top 25 opponent after beating then-No. 9 West Virginia 75-71 on Saturday. They next go to sixth-ranked Kansas.

Brady Mannex, in his 100th career start for Oklahoma, had all 10 of his points after halftime. He was 0-for-4 shooting in the first half when he took a hard fall.

Kur Kuath’s third basket in less than 2 1/2 minutes — two dunks and a tip-in — got Oklahoma within 28-23 with five minutes left in the first half. After Bears coach Drew called timeout, they finished the half with a 14-2 run when Mayer’s quick back-to-back baskets were followed by freshman LJ Cryer’s deep 3-pointer.


Oklahoma: There was a stretch when the Sooners won 30 consecutive games against Baylor (1979-2009), but they have now lost six in a row in the series for the first time. ... Sooners junior Umoja Gibson, who is from Waco, was coming off a 29-point game against West Virginia when he was 8-of-11 on 3-pointers. Back at home, all five of his points came on free throws while going 0-for-7 shooting, four of those 3-pointers.

Baylor: The 10 consecutive double-digit victories is a school record for the Bears. ... Adam Flagler finished with 15 points, the sixth time in his eight games he had at least 10 points off the bench.


Oklahoma plays its third consecutive Top 10 opponent Saturday at No. 6 Kansas, which lost by 25 in its last home game.

Baylor travels about 90 miles north to play at TCU on Saturday.