GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Baylor 68, Texas Tech 60

LUBBOCK, Texas - Davion Mitchell had 19 points, Jared Butler finally scored late and the Bears stayed undefeated when they overcame No. 15 Texas Tech 68-60 in their closest game this season.

Butler, the preseason AP All-American coming off a season-high 28 points in the last game, was 0-for-9 shooting with six turnovers before hitting consecutive 3-pointers for the Bears (12-0, 5-0 Big 12) in the final five minutes.

Mitchell hit a 3-pointer with 5:38 left to stretch Baylor's lead to 49-45 after the Red Raiders failed to score on a possession when they missed three consecutive putback chances. Butler scored all seven of his points after that and Texas Tech (11-4, 4-3) missed a chance to follow its 79-77 win at No. 4 Texas on Wednesday night with another huge victory.

Flagler had 15 points and MaCio Teague 12 for the Bears, who saw the end of their school-record streak of 11 consecutive double-digit wins - their closest game had been an 11-point win at Iowa State on Jan. 2.

Mac McClung had 24 points for Texas Tech, while Kevin McCullar had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Texas Tech led 45-44 after Marcus Santos-Silva made a free throw with 7:14 left. The Bears went ahead to stay when Flagler penetrated and made a floater, almost falling down when the shot went in before Mitchell's 3.


Associated Press

January 16, 2021