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No. 4 Baylor beats Oklahoma in Big 12 Conference opener

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) After a nine-day layoff, Baylor coach Scott Drew wondered how sharp his team would be as they took the court for their Big 12 opener on the road.

He got his answer early, as the fourth-ranked Bears jumped on a depleted Oklahoma squad for an easy 76-50 victory on Friday night to remain undefeated.

''We did a great job. Coming off a break, you're always worried the first game back, your team's not going to be as sharp,'' Drew said. ''But I thought we were really good for most of 40 minutes. We never really had any letdowns.''

Johnathan Motley had 19 points and 13 rebounds as Bears (12-0, 1-0) remain one of five unbeaten teams in Division I.

''I was excited about the way we played,'' said Motley, who topped his team leading averages of 16 points and 8.7 rebounds. ''It was a great way to start the Big 12.''

Off to their best start in 16 years, the Bears raced to a 36-17 halftime lead and Oklahoma (6-6, 0-1) got no closer over the final 20 minutes. Baylor expanded the lead to as many as 34 points in the second half.

Manu Lecompte added 14 points for Baylor and Jo Lual-Acuil had 12 points and eight rebounds, as Baylor outrebounded the Sooners 46-30.

Oklahoma played its second straight game without senior guard Jordan Woodard, the team's leading scorer at 17.6 per contest. Woodard was a game day scratch with an undisclosed medical condition not related to the high leg injury that had kept him out of the previous game. His status for the near future is uncertain.

''As you know, all we can say is that it is a medical situation that will continue to be evaluated and monitored,'' Sooners coach Lon Kruger said. ''Hopefully (he'll return) sooner than later but there's no timetable at this point.

Christian James had 11 points for Oklahoma, which lost its fourth straight. It was the worst home loss in Kruger's tenure and the worst Big 12 home defeat for the Sooners since 2010-11.

BIG PICTURE

Baylor: The Bears continue to steamroll opponents, having won their last seven games by at least 15 points. Even though it is early in the season, Baylor and No. 3 Kansas appear to be the class of the Big 12, but their first meeting won't come until Feb. 1 in Lawrence.

Oklahoma: With no indication when Woodard might return, the task ahead doesn't get any easier. The next four opponents sport a combined record of 45-4 heading into Friday's games.

STAT OF THE NIGHT:

The 50 points scored by Oklahoma was their second-fewest under Kruger, narrowly surpassing the Sooners total in a 72-47 loss to Gonzaga on a neutral court in 2012-13.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Baylor should at least stand firm in the No. 4 spot, pending the results of games involving the three teams in front of them.

UP NEXT

Baylor hosts Iowa State on Wednesday night, the first of two straight conference games in Waco.

Oklahoma tries to rebound Tuesday night at TCU, where they have lost just once in nine outings.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Nuni Omot 4.0
  Kameron McGusty missed 3-pt. jump shot 6.0
+ 2 Jonathan Davis made layup 15.0
  Defensive rebound by Nuni Omot 36.0
  C.J. Cole missed hook shot 38.0
+ 1 Wendell Mitchell made 2nd of 2 free throws 47.0
+ 1 Wendell Mitchell made 1st of 2 free throws 47.0
  Shooting foul on Khadeem Lattin 47.0
+ 2 Kameron McGusty made layup, assist by Christian James 1:01
  Bad pass turnover on Jake Lindsey 1:06
+ 3 Kameron McGusty made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Khadeem Lattin 1:33
Team Stats
Points 76 50
Field Goals 30-63 (47.6%) 17-52 (32.7%)
3-Pointers 9-20 (45.0%) 8-23 (34.8%)
Free Throws 7-12 (58.3%) 8-15 (53.3%)
Total Rebounds 46 30
Offensive 16 7
Defensive 28 18
Team 2 5
Assists 15 12
Steals 7 3
Blocks 4 4
Turnovers 13 13
Fouls 21 12
Technicals 0 0
19 PTS, 13 REB, 1 AST
11 PTS, 2 AST
12T
away team logo 4 Baylor 13-0 364076
home team logo Oklahoma 6-6 173350
Team Stats
away team logo 4 Baylor 13-0 71.8 PPG 40.8 RPG 14.1 APG
home team logo Oklahoma 6-6 71.2 PPG 42.8 RPG 12.8 APG
Key Players
00
J. Motley F PPG RPG APG FG%
0
C. James G 15.3 PPG 6.8 RPG 2.0 APG 41.9 FG%
Top Scorers
J. Motley F 19 PTS 13 REB 1 AST
C. James G 11 PTS 0 REB 2 AST
47.6 FG% 32.7
45.0 3PT FG% 34.8
58.3 FT% 53.3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Motley 19 13 1 9/15 1/2 0/2 3 22 0 3 2 3 10
M. Lecomte 14 0 4 5/8 4/5 0/0 2 24 2 0 0 0 0
J. Lual-Acuil Jr. 12 8 1 5/8 2/2 0/0 3 24 0 0 0 3 5
A. Freeman 7 3 2 1/4 1/4 4/6 1 22 0 0 0 1 2
I. Wainright 2 5 3 1/3 0/1 0/0 4 23 0 0 3 1 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Motley 19 13 1 9/15 1/2 0/2 3 22 0 3 2 3 10
M. Lecomte 14 0 4 5/8 4/5 0/0 2 24 2 0 0 0 0
J. Lual-Acuil Jr. 12 8 1 5/8 2/2 0/0 3 24 0 0 0 3 5
A. Freeman 7 3 2 1/4 1/4 4/6 1 22 0 0 0 1 2
I. Wainright 2 5 3 1/3 0/1 0/0 4 23 0 0 3 1 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Maston 6 3 1 3/8 0/0 0/0 3 14 0 1 3 2 1
W. Mitchell 5 0 0 1/3 1/3 2/2 0 9 0 0 0 0 0
N. Omot 5 9 1 2/6 0/1 1/2 3 16 0 0 1 5 4
J. Lindsey 4 3 0 2/5 0/1 0/0 0 25 4 0 3 1 2
J. Davis 2 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
K. McClure 0 0 2 0/2 0/1 0/0 2 18 1 0 1 0 0
T. Jolly - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Vital - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 76 44 15 30/63 9/20 7/12 21 200 7 4 13 16 28
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. James 11 0 2 4/7 3/6 0/0 1 35 0 0 3 0 0
K. Lattin 8 5 1 3/6 0/0 2/2 5 26 1 3 1 1 4
R. Odomes 5 7 2 1/4 0/0 3/7 0 18 0 0 2 1 6
J. Shepherd 2 2 2 1/5 0/3 0/0 3 27 1 0 4 0 2
K. Doolittle 0 3 3 0/3 0/0 0/1 0 20 0 1 1 1 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. James 11 0 2 4/7 3/6 0/0 1 35 0 0 3 0 0
K. Lattin 8 5 1 3/6 0/0 2/2 5 26 1 3 1 1 4
R. Odomes 5 7 2 1/4 0/0 3/7 0 18 0 0 2 1 6
J. Shepherd 2 2 2 1/5 0/3 0/0 3 27 1 0 4 0 2
K. Doolittle 0 3 3 0/3 0/0 0/1 0 20 0 1 1 1 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. McGusty 9 2 0 3/9 2/7 1/2 0 27 0 0 1 0 2
M. Freeman 7 4 2 2/6 1/3 2/2 0 20 1 0 1 2 2
D. Strong-Moore 6 0 0 2/5 2/4 0/0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0
J. McNeace 2 2 0 1/6 0/0 0/1 3 13 0 0 0 2 0
C. Cole 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Harper - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Woodard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Buford - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Quinn - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Anderson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Thorpe - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 50 25 12 17/52 8/23 8/15 12 200 3 4 13 7 18