Baylor Routs Texas 86-69 To Reach Big 12 Finals

By: Dave Skretta, AP Sports Writer
By: Dave Skretta, AP Sports Writer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Cory Jefferson had 20 points and 13 rebounds, Isaiah Austin dominated in the paint and seventh-seeded Baylor rolled to an 86-69 victory over Texas on Friday night and into the Big 12 tournament title game for the third time in school history.

Now, the trick is to finally win it. The Bears face No. 16 Iowa State on Saturday night.

Brady Heslip hit six 3-pointers and had 24 points for Baylor (24-10), which has already won three games in three days, and has now won 10 of its last 11 to climb from a precarious position on the NCAA tournament bubble to a firm spot in the field.

Austin had 10 points and seven blocks for Baylor.

The win over the third-seeded Longhorns (23-10) was also the 202nd for Baylor coach Scott Drew, moving him past Bill Henderson and into first place on the school's career list.


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