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Butler scores 20 as No. 18 Baylor wins 78-46 over 0-10 team

WACO, Texas (AP) No. 18 Baylor avoided any letdown at home against a winless team after a lengthy break.

The next two home games almost certainly won't be this easy for the Bears.

Jared Butler made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points, Devonte Bandoo added 14 points and Baylor led throughout in a 78-46 victory over Maryland Eastern Shore on Tuesday night.

''It was the first game back from Thanksgiving break, you know you're going to be a little rusty in some areas, but really pleased with the overall performance,'' coach Scott Drew said. ''We got a lead, we built on the lead, the game was never in jeopardy.''

The Bears (6-1) played for the first time in nine days, since a win over then-No. 17 Villanova for the championship at the Myrtle Beach Invitational, where they won three games in four days.

Their next two games are also at home, against No. 12 Arizona on Saturday before No. 24 Butler visits next Tuesday.

Butler hit a 3 on the first shot of the game, putting Baylor ahead to stay in the first 20 seconds. His layup about 4 1/2 minutes in pushed the Bears to an 11-1 lead, and they were up 39-21 at halftime.

''It was a combination of my teammates looking for me and me just being aggressive,'' said Butler, who played 24 minutes in his third 20-point game this season. ''You've just got to start fast against teams like this. You've got to eliminate their confidence.''

Canaan Bartley had 13 points to lead Maryland Eastern Shore (0-10), which shot only 27% (17 of 64) while playing its ninth road game this season.

Matthew Mayer added 12 points and MaCio Teague had 10 points and seven rebounds for Baylor. Freddie Gillespie grabbed 13 rebounds and added five blocks - both career highs. Gillespie only scored two points, that on an impressive dunk.

''Freddie was good,'' Drew said. ''As far as rebounding-wise and defensively, he did a good job blocking some shots and I thought he rebounded a lot better the second half.''

BIG PICTURE

Maryland Eastern Shore: Under first-year coach Jason Crafton, the Hawks are still searching for their first win after going 7-25 overall and 5-11 last season in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Baylor: Preseason All-Big 12 junior forward Tristan Clark sat out with a sore knee after playing all three games in the Myrtle Beach tournament. He was limited to 14 games last season before knee surgery after the start of Big 12 play, and had a non-operative procedure on his knee after the first two games this season. ... Baylor finished with a 52-35 rebounding edge.

FREE THROW WOES

The Bears shot only 59% percent (13 of 22) from the free throw line, after averaging a 73% clip in their first six games.

''We'll have to have much better offensive execution as far as, you can't shoot 40% and 59% from the free throw line come Saturday,'' Drew said. ''But we are excited now to get geared up for that.''

BACKCOURT CHALLENGE

Baylor's guards combined for 52 points against the Hawks. Now they have their sights set on No. 12 Arizona, which has standout freshman guard Nico Mannion.

''We pride ourselves on being the best guards in the country, and when a guy like Nico Mannion is pretty good and highly touted, we look at it as an opportunity and a challenge,'' Butler said. ''We can't wait. He's coming to our house.''

UP NEXT

Maryland Eastern Shore hosts Clarks Summit on Sunday.

Baylor hosts No. 12 Arizona, and the school is offering free admission for a Top 25 matchup that starts about the same time Saturday that the Bears' football team will kick off in the Big 12 championship game about 100 miles away in Arlington.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
+ 2 Devonte Bandoo made layup 13.0
  Offensive rebound by Devonte Bandoo 18.0
  Jackson Moffatt missed 3-pt. jump shot 20.0
+ 2 Canaan Bartley made layup, assist by Gabriel Gyamfi 28.0
  Defensive rebound by Gabriel Gyamfi 34.0
  Jackson Moffatt missed 3-pt. jump shot 36.0
+ 2 Canaan Bartley made jump shot 53.0
  Defensive rebound by Gabriel Gyamfi 1:12
  Matthew Mayer missed fade-away jump shot 1:14
  Defensive rebound by Matthew Mayer 1:26
  Ahmad Frost missed floating jump shot 1:28
Team Stats
Points 46 78
Field Goals 17-64 (26.6%) 27-67 (40.3%)
3-Pointers 5-19 (26.3%) 11-31 (35.5%)
Free Throws 7-11 (63.6%) 13-22 (59.1%)
Total Rebounds 41 53
Offensive 9 16
Defensive 26 36
Team 6 1
Assists 8 18
Steals 7 11
Blocks 4 7
Turnovers 15 12
Fouls 19 14
Technicals 0 0
13 PTS, 3 REB
20 PTS, 2 REB, 4 AST
12T
away team logo Md.-E. Shore 0-10 212546
home team logo 18 Baylor 6-1 384078
Team Stats
away team logo Md.-E. Shore 0-10 54.7 PPG 32.6 RPG 9.5 APG
home team logo 18 Baylor 6-1 75.0 PPG 40.6 RPG 14.8 APG
Key Players
3
C. Bartley G 7.8 PPG 2.8 RPG 0.8 APG 41.0 FG%
12
J. Butler G 17.4 PPG 2.7 RPG 3.0 APG 45.9 FG%
Top Scorers
C. Bartley G 13 PTS 3 REB 0 AST
J. Butler G 20 PTS 2 REB 4 AST
26.6 FG% 40.3
26.3 3PT FG% 35.5
63.6 FT% 59.1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Bartley 13 3 0 5/16 1/5 2/2 1 25 1 0 2 2 1
G. Anderson 6 5 1 2/3 1/1 1/2 1 28 1 0 3 1 4
G. Gyamfi 2 6 1 1/3 0/1 0/0 2 22 0 1 0 1 5
A. Frost 0 1 0 0/7 0/4 0/0 1 19 1 0 0 0 1
W. Prevost 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 13 0 0 1 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Bartley 13 3 0 5/16 1/5 2/2 1 25 1 0 2 2 1
G. Anderson 6 5 1 2/3 1/1 1/2 1 28 1 0 3 1 4
G. Gyamfi 2 6 1 1/3 0/1 0/0 2 22 0 1 0 1 5
A. Frost 0 1 0 0/7 0/4 0/0 1 19 1 0 0 0 1
W. Prevost 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 2 13 0 0 1 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Voyles 8 5 2 3/9 1/2 1/2 2 18 1 0 1 3 2
T. Gibson 8 2 1 3/7 2/3 0/0 1 21 1 3 3 0 2
B. Guy 3 1 0 1/2 0/0 1/2 1 8 0 0 1 0 1
M. Adams 2 6 1 1/3 0/1 0/0 1 17 1 0 1 0 6
A. Cheeseman 2 4 1 1/8 0/1 0/0 4 16 0 0 2 2 2
D. Phillip 2 0 1 0/6 0/1 2/3 3 13 1 0 1 0 0
D. Green - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Urrutia - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. McIntosh - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Wright - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 46 35 8 17/64 5/19 7/11 19 200 7 4 15 9 26
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Butler 20 2 4 6/14 5/10 3/5 1 24 0 0 0 1 1
M. Teague 10 7 5 3/9 1/6 3/4 0 27 1 0 1 1 6
D. Mitchell 8 5 4 2/6 1/3 3/5 2 24 1 0 2 1 4
M. Vital 6 6 1 3/8 0/2 0/3 2 27 3 1 2 3 3
F. Gillespie 2 13 0 1/5 0/0 0/0 2 23 2 5 4 3 10
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Butler 20 2 4 6/14 5/10 3/5 1 24 0 0 0 1 1
M. Teague 10 7 5 3/9 1/6 3/4 0 27 1 0 1 1 6
D. Mitchell 8 5 4 2/6 1/3 3/5 2 24 1 0 2 1 4
M. Vital 6 6 1 3/8 0/2 0/3 2 27 3 1 2 3 3
F. Gillespie 2 13 0 1/5 0/0 0/0 2 23 2 5 4 3 10
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Bandoo 14 8 1 5/10 2/3 2/2 1 31 3 0 1 4 4
M. Mayer 12 5 0 5/9 2/3 0/0 1 16 0 0 0 3 2
F. Thamba 6 4 0 2/2 0/0 2/3 4 17 0 1 1 0 4
O. Okeke 0 2 3 0/2 0/2 0/0 1 8 0 0 1 0 2
J. Moffatt 0 0 0 0/2 0/2 0/0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
T. Clark - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Tchamwa Tchatchoua - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Flagler - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Turner - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 78 52 18 27/67 11/31 13/22 14 200 11 7 12 16 36