GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Baylor 75, Arizona State 63

Associated Press

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - L.J. Cryer had 15 points and sixth-ranked Baylor beat Arizona State 75-63 to wrap up first-round play at the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Matthew Mayer added 14 for the national champion Bears (5-0), who led 45-31 by the break, then pushed that margin to 22 midway through the second half. Baylor again showed plenty of offensive balance with five double-figure scorers while holding Arizona State to 36% shooting, a combination that carried the Bears to an 11th straight victory dating to their title run in the Indianapolis bubble last spring.

D.J. Horne had 20 points to lead the Sun Devils (2-3), including a jumper and a pair of 3-pointers in the opening 2 1/2 minutes. Arizona State led by six early and was tied with 8 1/2 minutes left in the half, only to see Baylor put together a 19-4 burst - highlighted by 3s from James Akinjo, Adam Flagler and freshman Kendall Brown - to take a 42-27 lead.

The Sun Devils never got within single digits again.

While knocking down shots against BaylorÕs defense was a challenge, Arizona State didnÕt help itself with 15 turnovers that led to 16 points and 15 more shots for the Bears, who had eight turnovers.


Baylor
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
K. Brown F 26 4-5 1-1 1-1 0-4 0 0 1 0 1 10
F. Thamba F 23 4-5 3-4 0-0 4-5 0 1 2 1 2 11
M. Mayer F 20 6-14 0-0 2-4 1-4 0 0 3 2 1 14
J. Akinjo G 33 4-11 0-0 1-4 0-2 7 0 2 2 3 9
A. Flagler G 30 5-13 2-2 1-6 2-4 1 0 1 1 3 13
L. Cryer   25 6-12 0-0 3-5 0-4 1 0 0 1 4 15
J. Sochan   22 0-7 0-0 0-3 3-9 3 1 1 0 2 0
J. Tchamwa Tchatchoua   17 1-3 1-2 0-0 1-5 2 0 0 0 1 3
D. Bonner   5 0-1 0-0 0-1 2-2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   201 30-71
(.423)
7-9
(.778)
8-24
(.333)
15-43 14 2 10 8 17 75


Arizona State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
K. Lawrence F 26 2-7 0-2 0-0 2-4 0 0 0 0 2 4
A. Gaffney F 19 0-4 0-0 0-1 3-6 1 1 0 1 2 0
D. Horne G 29 7-10 0-0 6-9 0-4 2 0 0 2 0 20
L. Muhammad G 28 3-11 2-2 0-5 0-1 1 0 1 2 0 8
M. Jackson G 27 0-5 5-5 0-4 0-11 10 0 1 3 3 5
J. Heath   22 2-6 3-4 2-3 0-1 2 0 0 3 1 9
E. Boakye   20 3-4 0-0 0-0 3-5 0 0 0 1 1 6
J. Neal   15 2-5 0-0 2-4 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 6
J. Graham   13 1-4 3-3 0-1 1-1 0 2 3 1 1 5
Totals   199 20-56
(.357)
13-16
(.813)
10-27
(.370)
10-36 16 3 5 15 11 63
Officials: Gary Maxwell, Tony Padilla, Tony Henderson




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