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Baylor 104, Northwestern State 68

(AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

Associated Press

WACO, Texas - James Akinjo scored a career-high 27 points and top-ranked Baylor extended the nation's longest winning streak to 18 in a row by beating Northwestern State 104-68.

Baylor (12-0) scored the game's first 13 points. Later in the first half, Akinjo started another 13-0 run with three consecutive 3-pointers in a span of 64 seconds - his only made 3s in the game.

Adam Flagler added 21 points with five 3s and had 11 assists for the Bears. Jeremy Sochan scored 16 points and had 11 rebounds in his first career start, and fellow freshman Kendall Brown had 12 points with nine rebounds.

Carvell Teasett scored a career-high 18 points on six 3s for Northwestern State (3-11), which has yet to defeat a Division I opponent this season.

Baylor scored more than 100 points for the first time this season and shot 50% from the field (39 of 78), even after missing its last 10 shots. The Bears also had a stretch in the first half when they missed 11 of 13 shots.

Akinjo played in his 78th college game, his 12th at Baylor since joining the team as a graduate transfer this year. He played 26 games at Arizona last season after beginning his college career with 40 games over two seasons at Georgetown.


Northwestern State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
K. Coleman C 24 5-13 2-2 0-0 0-4 1 1 1 4 2 12
C. Teasett G 26 6-14 0-0 6-10 0-2 5 0 1 2 0 18
C. Garrett G 22 2-8 1-1 0-3 1-3 1 0 2 3 4 5
B. White G 20 0-3 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 1 0 2 0
J. King G 12 1-4 2-2 0-1 1-1 1 0 1 1 0 4
Z. Zhgenti   20 2-3 0-0 0-0 1-5 2 0 1 1 1 4
J. Zelenbaba   17 3-7 0-0 1-3 0-3 3 0 0 0 1 7
L. Owens   14 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-3 1 2 0 0 2 2
E. McDonald   12 5-8 0-0 3-5 0-3 2 0 0 2 0 13
R. Chougkaz   10 1-2 0-0 1-2 0-1 0 0 0 1 0 3
L. Reed   10 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 1 0 0 2 0 0
S. Riley II   10 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 0
S. Polatoglou   3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals   200 26-66
(.394)
5-5
(1.000)
11-25
(.440)
6-33 18 3 7 17 13 68


Baylor
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Sochan F 28 5-10 3-4 3-6 4-11 2 1 1 0 1 16
F. Thamba F 17 3-5 1-3 0-0 2-5 0 2 0 2 1 7
J. Akinjo G 31 9-20 6-7 3-8 1-5 9 0 4 3 0 27
A. Flagler G 31 8-13 0-0 5-10 0-1 11 0 1 0 0 21
K. Brown G 27 5-7 2-4 0-0 3-9 1 1 1 2 2 12
D. Bonner   24 4-6 0-0 1-3 0-1 1 0 2 2 0 9
J. Tchamwa Tchatchoua   18 4-10 0-0 0-2 2-8 0 1 0 0 2 8
J. Turner   13 1-6 1-2 1-5 2-5 1 0 0 0 1 4
Z. Loveday   7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 2 0 0 1 0
K. Love   2 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Paul   2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 39-78
(.500)
13-20
(.650)
13-35
(.371)
15-49 25 7 9 9 8 104
Officials: Amy Bonner, Michael Greenstein, Gerry Pollard




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