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No. 2 Baylor wins 14th straight, tops Oklahoma State 75-68

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Trailing by double digits well into the second half, Baylor’s seniors helped lead the rally.

Freddie Gillespie had 17 points, four rebounds and four blocks and Devonte Bandoo scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half to help No. 2 Baylor rally past Oklahoma State 75-68 for the Bears’ 14th straight victory. Oklahoma State has lost five in a row.

Baylor (15-1, 5-0 Big 12) has the second-longest active streak in the nation and the third longest in school history.

Jared Butler added 17 points, six assists and three steals for Baylor, which overcame a 12-point deficit in the last 14 minutes.

“I thought second half, we really did a good job taking care of the basketball, with only two turnovers,” said Baylor coach Scott Drew. “We really shared the ball well. It’s always a team game, you’re going to have different guys step up on different nights. I’m really pleased that we didn’t get rattled and were able to stay the course.”

Isaac Likekele scored 16 points and added nine rebounds, five assists and four steals for Oklahoma State (9-8, 0-5). Cameron McGriff had 16 points and five rebounds, while Thomas Dziagwa and Lindy Waters each scored 14. Oklahoma State shot 41%, the highest allowed by Baylor since Nov. 24, a span of 10 games.

“I think there’s a legit argument to be made that they’re the best team in the country,” said Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton of Baylor. “I am really, really proud of my team. I thought we played Oklahoma State basketball today. I thought we played with great intent, great defensive purpose. But I have said that you could play well in this league and lose.”

The Bears were down 47-35 with 14 minutes remaining but used an 18-4 run over the next four-plus minutes to get back in the game. When MaCio Teague hit a 3-pointer 8:43 left, Baylor had its first lead.

The teams exchanged leads four times down the stretch before the Bears went up 66-61 with 2:21 to go on consecutive 3-pointers from Bandoo. Waters’ 3-pointer got the Cowboys within 68-66 with 1:21 left, but Baylor sank seven of eight free throws in the final minute to seal it.

“I think first and foremost, we stayed together,” Drew said. “Sometimes you get down like that and you get finger-pointing and people blaming each other and that’s never the way to solve the issue. And when we made some changes in what we were going to do defensively, everyone was locked in. You knew that their minds were in a good spot and that’s what you need from the team. You want that leadership from them.”

BIG PICTURE

Baylor: The Bears entered the day having trailed for a total of just 22 minutes, 13 seconds, over their previous nine games. Their largest deficit in that span was a 20-15 margin in the first half of a 67-55 win over then-No. 3 Kansas on Jan. 11. Oklahoma State led for a total of 30:13 in this one and was ahead 36-27 at the half, just the fourth time this season Baylor wasn’t up at halftime.

Oklahoma State: After shooting just 30% or less in three of their previous four outings, the Cowboys found their mojo. Their shooting percentage was the highest in five games. They were also 10 of 24 (41.7 %) from beyond the arc, their best figure since Nov. 13, a span of 14 games.

TIP INS

Oklahoma State won the rebounding battle, 37-30, including a 19-12 edge in the second half. … After shooting just 16.7 % (2-for-12) from 3-point range in the first half, Baylor was 6-of-11 (54.5 %) in the second. … After shooting just four free-throw attempts in the first half (making three), Baylor shot 19 (making 16) in the second. … Oklahoma State changed its starting lineup, with freshmen Avery Anderson and Kalib Boone each making their first career starts in place of Dziagwa and Yor Anei.

HE SAID IT

“I feel like we were definitely in a better situation that we were against Texas last game at home, and we just played harder,” McGriff said. “We’re finding our groove. There’s not really one resolution to winning basketball games. We just have to stick to it and play the right way. We still haven’t gotten the result we wanted, but we have to continue to stay in high spirits.”

UP NEXT

Baylor: The Bears host Oklahoma on Monday.

Oklahoma State: The Cowboys play at Iowa State on Tuesday.

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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Baylor  
19:43   Mark Vital missed layup  
19:41   Offensive rebound by Mark Vital  
19:41   Personal foul on Kalib Boone  
19:33   Lost ball turnover on Davion Mitchell, stolen by Avery Anderson III  
19:12   Kalib Boone missed dunk, blocked by Freddie Gillespie  
19:10   Defensive rebound by MaCio Teague  
18:54   Freddie Gillespie missed jump shot  
18:52   Defensive rebound by Lindy Waters III  
18:45   Avery Anderson III missed jump shot  
18:43   Defensive rebound by Davion Mitchell  
18:33   Davion Mitchell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:31   Defensive rebound by Isaac Likekele  
18:25   Personal foul on Jared Butler  
18:18 +3 Lindy Waters III made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Isaac Likekele 0-3
17:58 +2 Freddie Gillespie made turnaround jump shot 2-3
17:32   Avery Anderson III missed layup, blocked by Freddie Gillespie  
17:30   Defensive rebound by Davion Mitchell  
17:20   Lost ball turnover on Mark Vital, stolen by Isaac Likekele  
17:15 +2 Isaac Likekele made driving layup 2-5
16:55 +2 Freddie Gillespie made jump shot, assist by Mark Vital 4-5
16:41   Lindy Waters III missed jump shot  
16:39   Offensive rebound by Oklahoma State  
16:33 +3 Thomas Dziagwa made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Isaac Likekele 4-8
16:16   MaCio Teague missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:14   Defensive rebound by Isaac Likekele  
16:09   Lindy Waters III missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:07   Defensive rebound by Baylor  
15:56   Devonte Bandoo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:54   Defensive rebound by Thomas Dziagwa  
15:35   Lindy Waters III missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:33   Defensive rebound by Tristan Clark  
15:23   Mark Vital missed driving layup  
15:21   Defensive rebound by Cameron McGriff  
15:15   Thomas Dziagwa missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:13   Defensive rebound by Devonte Bandoo  
14:52 +2 Devonte Bandoo made reverse layup, assist by Mark Vital 6-8
14:30   Lindy Waters III missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:28   Defensive rebound by MaCio Teague  
14:22   Devonte Bandoo missed floating jump shot  
14:20   Defensive rebound by Lindy Waters III  
14:04 +2 Isaac Likekele made jump shot 6-10
13:29   Offensive foul on Mark Vital  
13:29   Turnover on Mark Vital  
13:19   Lost ball turnover on Keylan Boone, stolen by Jared Butler  
13:14   Jared Butler missed driving layup  
13:12   Offensive rebound by Davion Mitchell  
13:07   Bad pass turnover on Davion Mitchell, stolen by Isaac Likekele  
13:05   Personal foul on Matthew Mayer  
12:57 +2 Yor Anei made driving dunk, assist by Isaac Likekele 6-12
12:35 +2 Tristan Clark made layup, assist by Devonte Bandoo 8-12
12:16   Isaac Likekele missed jump shot  
12:14   Defensive rebound by Devonte Bandoo  
12:04   Traveling violation turnover on Devonte Bandoo  
11:54   Lost ball turnover on Kalib Boone, stolen by Freddie Gillespie  
11:44   Shooting foul on Lindy Waters III  
11:44 +1 MaCio Teague made 1st of 2 free throws 9-12
11:44 +1 MaCio Teague made 2nd of 2 free throws 10-12
11:35   Personal foul on Davion Mitchell  
11:29   Out of bounds turnover on Avery Anderson III  
11:21   Shooting foul on Kalib Boone  
11:21   Matthew Mayer missed 1st of 2 free throws  
11:21 +1 Matthew Mayer made 2nd of 2 free throws 11-12
11:01 +3 Thomas Dziagwa made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Chris Harris Jr. 11-15
10:37   Jared Butler missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:35   Defensive rebound by Isaac Likekele  
10:29   Out of bounds turnover on Thomas Dziagwa  
10:18   Devonte Bandoo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:16   Offensive rebound by Mark Vital  
9:56   MaCio Teague missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:54   Defensive rebound by Lindy Waters III  
9:28 +3 Cameron McGriff made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Chris Harris Jr. 11-18
9:02   Devonte Bandoo missed floating jump shot  
9:00   Defensive rebound by Cameron McGriff  
8:55   Bad pass turnover on Isaac Likekele  
8:41 +2 Freddie Gillespie made hook shot, assist by Jared Butler 13-18
8:27   Personal foul on MaCio Teague  
8:11   Isaac Likekele missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:09   Defensive rebound by Mark Vital  
7:58   Jared Butler missed layup  
7:56   Offensive rebound by Freddie Gillespie  
7:48 +3 Jared Butler made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Mark Vital 16-18
7:19   Shooting foul on Freddie Gillespie  
7:18 +1 Yor Anei made 1st of 2 free throws 16-19
7:18 +1 Yor Anei made 2nd of 2 free throws 16-20
7:04   Davion Mitchell missed layup, blocked by Cameron McGriff  
7:02   Defensive rebound by Lindy Waters III  
6:47 +3 Cameron McGriff made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Lindy Waters III 16-23
6:33   Jared Butler missed layup  
6:31   Defensive rebound by Hidde Roessink  
6:12   Cameron McGriff missed jump shot  
6:10   Offensive rebound by Hidde Roessink  
5:58   Lost ball turnover on Isaac Likekele, stolen by Mark Vital  
5:51   Lost ball turnover on Freddie Gillespie, stolen by Isaac Likekele  
5:25 +2 Cameron McGriff made turnaround jump shot, assist by Lindy Waters III 16-25
5:04   Jared Butler missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:02   Defensive rebound by Oklahoma State  
4:38   Isaac Likekele missed floating jump shot  
4:36   Defensive rebound by Davion Mitchell  
4:14 +2 Jared Butler made driving layup 18-25
4:00   Isaac Likekele missed floating jump shot  
3:58   Defensive rebound by MaCio Teague  
3:51 +2 Tristan Clark made dunk, assist by MaCio Teague 20-25
3:35   Cameron McGriff missed turnaround jump shot, blocked by Freddie Gillespie  
3:33   Offensive rebound by Yor Anei  
3:33   Personal foul on Freddie Gillespie  
3:33 +1 Thomas Dziagwa made 1st of 3 free throws 20-26
3:33   Thomas Dziagwa missed 2nd of 3 free throws  
3:33 +1 Thomas Dziagwa made 3rd of 3 free throws 20-27
3:09   Jared Butler missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:07   Defensive rebound by Avery Anderson III  
2:58   Out of bounds turnover on Thomas Dziagwa  
2:44 +2 Jared Butler made layup 22-27
2:31 +3 Cameron McGriff made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Lindy Waters III 22-30
2:16 +2 Tristan Clark made dunk, assist by Jared Butler 24-30
2:08 +3 Cameron McGriff made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Avery Anderson III 24-33
1:38   Jared Butler missed jump shot  
1:36   Defensive rebound by Oklahoma State  
1:32 +3 Thomas Dziagwa made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Lindy Waters III 24-36
1:10   Lost ball turnover on Davion Mitchell, stolen by Avery Anderson III  
1:03   Cameron McGriff missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:01   Defensive rebound by Tristan Clark  
48.0   MaCio Teague missed 3-pt. jump shot  
46.0   Offensive rebound by Baylor  
40.0 +3 Matthew Mayer made 3-pt. jump shot 27-36
15.0   Cameron McGriff missed jump shot  
13.0   Defensive rebound by Davion Mitchell  
4.0   Personal foul on Avery Anderson III  
2.0   Personal foul on Yor Anei  
2.0   Matthew Mayer missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0.0   Defensive rebound by Oklahoma State  
0.0   End of period  

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
19:51 +2 Lindy Waters III made reverse layup, assist by Isaac Likekele 27-38
19:21   MaCio Teague missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:19   Defensive rebound by Isaac Likekele  
18:58   Bad pass turnover on Avery Anderson III, stolen by Jared Butler  
18:52   MaCio Teague missed floating jump shot  
18:50   Offensive rebound by Freddie Gillespie  
18:37 +2 Freddie Gillespie made jump shot, assist by Jared Butler 29-38
18:15   Lost ball turnover on Isaac Likekele, stolen by Freddie Gillespie  
17:56   Bad pass turnover on Freddie Gillespie, stolen by Isaac Likekele  
17:56   Offensive foul on Cameron McGriff  
17:56   Turnover on Cameron McGriff  
17:29   Shooting foul on Kalib Boone  
17:29 +1 Freddie Gillespie made 1st of 2 free throws 30-38
17:29 +1 Freddie Gillespie made 2nd of 2 free throws 31-38
17:09 +2 Lindy Waters III made jump shot 31-40
16:42   Davion Mitchell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:40   Defensive rebound by Isaac Likekele  
16:35   Shooting foul on Freddie Gillespie  
16:35   Isaac Likekele missed 1st of 2 free throws  
16:35 +1 Isaac Likekele made 2nd of 2 free throws 31-41
16:09   Davion Mitchell missed layup, blocked by Cameron McGriff  
16:07   Defensive rebound by Isaac Likekele  
16:02   Lindy Waters III missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:00   Offensive rebound by Cameron McGriff  
15:50   Bad pass turnover on Cameron McGriff, stolen by Jared Butler  
15:50   Shooting foul on Isaac Likekele  
15:50 +1 Jared Butler made 1st of 2 free throws 32-41
15:50 +1 Jared Butler made 2nd of 2 free throws 33-41
15:25   Shooting foul on Jared Butler  
15:25   Isaac Likekele missed 1st of 2 free throws  
15:25 +1 Isaac Likekele made 2nd of 2 free throws 33-42
15:09   Jared Butler missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:07   Defensive rebound by Cameron McGriff  
14:59 +3 Thomas Dziagwa made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Isaac Likekele 33-45
14:30   Shooting foul on Cameron McGriff  
14:30 +1 Matthew Mayer made 1st of 2 free throws 34-45
14:30 +1 Matthew Mayer made 2nd of 2 free throws 35-45
14:19   Thomas Dziagwa missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:17   Offensive rebound by Yor Anei  
14:13 +2 Yor Anei made dunk 35-47
13:55 +2 Tristan Clark made jump shot 37-47
13:35   Personal foul on Mark Vital  
13:30   Thomas Dziagwa missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:28   Offensive rebound by Yor Anei  
13:28   Personal foul on Tristan Clark  
13:24   Bad pass turnover on Isaac Likekele  
13:13 +2 Freddie Gillespie made jump shot, assist by Matthew Mayer 39-47
12:52 +2 Yor Anei made jump shot, assist by Lindy Waters III 39-49
12:39   Davion Mitchell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:37   Defensive rebound by Isaac Likekele  
12:27   Out of bounds turnover on Thomas Dziagwa  
12:05   Personal foul on Avery Anderson III  
12:03 +2 Jared Butler made layup 41-49
11:47   Cameron McGriff missed dunk, blocked by Freddie Gillespie  
11:45   Offensive rebound by Oklahoma State  
11:30   Thomas Dziagwa missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:30   Offensive rebound by Yor Anei  
11:14   Avery Anderson III missed jump shot  
11:12   Defensive rebound by Baylor  
10:54 +3 Devonte Bandoo made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jared Butler 44-49
10:35   Cameron McGriff missed jump shot  
10:33   Defensive rebound by Matthew Mayer  
10:24 +2 Freddie Gillespie made jump shot, assist by Matthew Mayer 46-49
10:04   Shooting foul on Matthew Mayer  
10:04 +1 Lindy Waters III made 1st of 2 free throws 46-50
10:04 +1 Lindy Waters III made 2nd of 2 free throws 46-51
9:51   Matthew Mayer missed jump shot  
9:49   Offensive rebound by Baylor  
9:42 +3 Jared Butler made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Devonte Bandoo 49-51
9:20   Yor Anei missed jump shot  
9:18   Defensive rebound by Jared Butler  
9:05   Jared Butler missed driving layup  
9:03   Offensive rebound by Freddie Gillespie  
9:03   Personal foul on Cameron McGriff  
8:52   Shooting foul on Lindy Waters III  
8:52 +1 Freddie Gillespie made 1st of 2 free throws 50-51
8:52   Freddie Gillespie missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
8:52   Offensive rebound by MaCio Teague  
8:42 +3 MaCio Teague made 3-pt. jump shot 53-51
8:13 +2 Lindy Waters III made driving layup 53-53
7:49 +3 Devonte Bandoo made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jared Butler 56-53
7:10   Cameron McGriff missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:08   Defensive rebound by Matthew Mayer  
6:50 +2 Jared Butler made driving layup 58-53
6:31   Shooting foul on Freddie Gillespie  
6:31 +1 Isaac Likekele made 1st of 2 free throws 58-54
6:31 +1 Isaac Likekele made 2nd of 2 free throws 58-55
6:11   Offensive foul on Jared Butler  
6:11   Turnover on Jared Butler  
5:57 +2 Cameron McGriff made floating jump shot 58-57
5:35   MaCio Teague missed floating jump shot  
5:33   Defensive rebound by Cameron McGriff  
5:27 +2 Isaac Likekele made driving layup 58-59
4:54   Shooting foul on Cameron McGriff  
4:54 +1 Flo Thamba made 1st of 2 free throws 59-59
4:54 +1 Flo Thamba made 2nd of 2 free throws 60-59
4:38   Isaac Likekele missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:36   Offensive rebound by Yor Anei  
4:30   Lindy Waters III missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:28   Defensive rebound by Baylor  
4:11   Personal foul on Avery Anderson III  
4:10   Jared Butler missed free throw  
4:10   Defensive rebound by Thomas Dziagwa  
3:43   Isaac Likekele missed floating jump shot  
3:39   Offensive rebound by Isaac Likekele  
3:39   Personal foul on Flo Thamba  
3:39 +1 Isaac Likekele made 1st of 2 free throws 60-60
3:39 +1 Isaac Likekele made 2nd of 2 free throws 60-61
3:25 +3 Devonte Bandoo made 3-pt. jump shot 63-61
3:01   Thomas Dziagwa missed driving layup  
2:59   Defensive rebound by Devonte Bandoo  
2:51   MaCio Teague missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:49   Defensive rebound by Yor Anei  
2:44   Offensive foul on Isaac Likekele  
2:44   Turnover on Isaac Likekele  
2:20 +3 Devonte Bandoo made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jared Butler 66-61
2:07   Thomas Dziagwa missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:05   Offensive rebound by Isaac Likekele  
2:01 +2 Isaac Likekele made dunk 66-63
1:31 +2 MaCio Teague made reverse layup 68-63
1:22 +3 Lindy Waters III made 3-pt. jump shot 68-66
1:06   Freddie Gillespie missed jump shot  
1:04   Defensive rebound by Yor Anei  
38.0   Isaac Likekele missed floating jump shot  
36.0   Defensive rebound by MaCio Teague  
34.0   Personal foul on Isaac Likekele  
34.0 +1 MaCio Teague made 1st of 2 free throws 69-66
34.0 +1 MaCio Teague made 2nd of 2 free throws 70-66
28.0 +2 Isaac Likekele made reverse layup 70-68
19.0   Personal foul on Avery Anderson III  
19.0