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McLure, Kegler help slow-starting Baylor top S. Dakota 63-57

WACO, Texas (AP) King McClure scored 15 points, and Baylor finished the game on a 12-0 run in a 63-57 win over South Dakota on Tuesday.

Mario Kegler added 12 points for the Bears (5-2), who won despite missing 20 of their first 24 shots. Kegler, a sophomore transfer from Mississippi State making his Baylor debut, also had six rebounds and blocked three shots.

''It was an ugly (win), but I'm glad we got it,'' Kegler said. ''I'm just happy to be back out there fighting for my team. I came out trying to rush it a little bit, but I slowed down in the second half and just let it come to me, and it worked out for me.''

Baylor scored first on a McClure layup but didn't have the lead again until the early stages of the second half. South Dakota's deliberate pace limited Baylor's possessions, and that was magnified by a 19-9 edge in second-chance points for the Coyotes.

''As a coach you couldn't have a better game than this game to win,'' Baylor coach Scott Drew said. ''If you win by 20, it's fool's gold. When you get into Big 12 games and Power Five games they're close games, so you have to have experience in those close games. Nobody likes close games, and nobody likes close game against teams nobody knows about, but we knew how good they were coming in.''

Trey Burch-Manning led South Dakota (3-3) with 17 points and 14 rebounds, and his layup with 4:58 remaining put the Coyotes ahead 57-51.

Those were the last points for the Coyotes, who missed their final 10 shots. South Dakota led by as many as nine in the first half and for 30:13 of the game's 40 minutes.

''I was proud of the way our guys played and battled the whole night,'' South Dakota coach Todd Lee said. ''I thought we gave one away in the second half. Up six, you come into a place like this against a well-coached team, very athletic and you don't get many chances to win games like this. Disappointed in the end result, but I was proud of the way the guys played.''

Mark Vital tied the game with a layup with 2:55 remaining, and Makai Mason followed with a short jumper in the paint and a 3-pointer that put the Bears in front for good.

Tristan Clark fought through foul trouble to score all of his eight points in the second half to go with six rebounds and six blocks.

THE TAKEAWAY

South Dakota: The Coyotes were 4 for 8 from 3-point range in the first half, but made only one of their 17 tries from distance in the second. The Coyotes appeared to be quicker to loose balls for most of the night and had a 42-41 advantage on the boards but Baylor's length in the lane bothered them to the tune of 12 blocked shots.

Baylor: The Bears never got the tempo up to the point where they could use their athleticism in the open floor to their advantage. Kegler was anxious to get shots up early, and he missed badly on his first five - including three that missed everything -- before settling into the flow of the game. The Bears pounded the ball inside more in the second half and shot 50 percent (13 for 26).

UP NEXT

South Dakota will host Cal State-Bakersfield on Saturday.

Baylor goes on the road to face Wichita State on Saturday.

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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 Mark Vital 2.0
  Tyler Peterson missed jump shot, blocked by Tristan Clark 4.0
  Offensive rebound by Tyler Peterson 7.0
  Brandon Armstrong missed 3-pt. jump shot 8.0
  Defensive rebound by Trey Burch-Manning 12.0
  Makai Mason missed free throw 12.0
  Personal foul on Trey Burch-Manning 12.0
  Defensive rebound by Makai Mason 14.0
  Tyler Peterson missed 3-pt. jump shot 16.0
  Defensive rebound by Tyler Peterson 30.0
  Makai Mason missed 2nd of 2 free throws 30.0
Team Stats
Points 57 63
Field Goals 22-63 (34.9%) 23-57 (40.4%)
3-Pointers 5-23 (21.7%) 8-22 (36.4%)
Free Throws 8-11 (72.7%) 9-19 (47.4%)
Total Rebounds 42 41
Offensive 13 11
Defensive 29 29
Team 0 1
Assists 9 11
Steals 5 3
Blocks 4 12
Turnovers 8 8
Fouls 19 14
Technicals 0 0
17 PTS, 14 REB, 1 AST
15 PTS, 6 REB
12T
away team logo South Dakota 3-3 292857
home team logo Baylor 5-2 273663
Team Stats
away team logo South Dakota 3-3 69.5 PPG 34.1 RPG 12.7 APG
home team logo Baylor 5-2 71.8 PPG 40.8 RPG 14.1 APG
Key Players
12
T. Burch-Manning F 11.5 PPG 6.1 RPG 1.4 APG 44.8 FG%
3
K. McClure G 9.9 PPG 5.4 RPG 2.3 APG 41.0 FG%
Top Scorers
T. Burch-Manning F 17 PTS 14 REB 1 AST
K. McClure G 15 PTS 6 REB 0 AST
34.9 FG% 40.4
21.7 3PT FG% 36.4
72.7 FT% 47.4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Burch-Manning 17 14 1 6/13 0/1 5/5 4 37 1 0 0 6 8
T. Peterson 10 8 1 4/15 0/4 2/2 4 29 0 1 2 3 5
T. Simpson 8 6 6 3/9 2/7 0/1 2 37 0 0 2 2 4
B. Armstrong 7 6 0 3/11 1/5 0/1 4 38 2 0 1 1 5
M. Johns 6 2 0 2/2 2/2 0/0 1 20 1 0 1 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Burch-Manning 17 14 1 6/13 0/1 5/5 4 37 1 0 0 6 8
T. Peterson 10 8 1 4/15 0/4 2/2 4 29 0 1 2 3 5
T. Simpson 8 6 6 3/9 2/7 0/1 2 37 0 0 2 2 4
B. Armstrong 7 6 0 3/11 1/5 0/1 4 38 2 0 1 1 5
M. Johns 6 2 0 2/2 2/2 0/0 1 20 1 0 1 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
S. Umude 7 4 1 3/7 0/0 1/2 3 16 1 1 2 1 3
L. Power 2 0 0 1/6 0/4 0/0 1 18 0 0 0 0 0
J. Harvey 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 5 0 2 0 0 2
T. Hagedorn - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Jech - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Kelley - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Stensgard - - - - - - - - - - - - -
N. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Jovic - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Hoffman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 57 42 9 22/63 5/23 8/11 19 200 5 4 8 13 29
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. McClure 15 6 0 6/11 3/6 0/0 2 33 0 0 1 1 5
M. Kegler 12 6 1 4/11 1/6 3/8 1 31 0 3 1 2 4
M. Mason 10 4 4 3/8 2/4 2/5 0 30 0 0 3 1 3
T. Clark 8 6 0 3/5 0/0 2/2 3 27 0 6 0 2 4
M. Vital 7 9 2 3/6 0/1 1/2 3 37 2 2 3 3 6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. McClure 15 6 0 6/11 3/6 0/0 2 33 0 0 1 1 5
M. Kegler 12 6 1 4/11 1/6 3/8 1 31 0 3 1 2 4
M. Mason 10 4 4 3/8 2/4 2/5 0 30 0 0 3 1 3
T. Clark 8 6 0 3/5 0/0 2/2 3 27 0 6 0 2 4
M. Vital 7 9 2 3/6 0/1 1/2 3 37 2 2 3 3 6
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Mayer 9 4 2 3/9 2/4 1/2 1 15 0 0 0 0 4
J. Butler 2 3 0 1/5 0/1 0/0 3 16 1 1 0 0 3
D. Bandoo 0 0 2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
F. Thamba 0 2 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 1 4 0 0 0 2 0
J. Lindsey - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Teague - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Mitchell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
F. Gillespie - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Moffatt - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Allen - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 63 40 11 23/57 8/22 9/19 14 200 3 12 8 11 29