Baylor Down 20 At Half As Drew, Bears Shoot For Second Half Surge

by dentonramsey

Baylor Down 20 At Half As Drew, Bears Shoot For Second Half Surge

By Denton Ramsey, NCAA Basketball Sportswriter


The Baylor Bears are going to need lots of hope, prayer, and some halftime Scott Drew shaking up as BU faces a 20-point halftime deficit against Oklahoma State in Stillwater.

Baylor, down 49-29 at the half, has been a second-half team all season – and they can never be counted out when behind at the break, having come back and won multiple times this season when facing similar situations.

One of the main reasons for the Bear’s 29-point halftime effort, while allowing 49 points on the other end, was due to poor shooting and nine early turnovers as OSU took a 20-point lead and never really looked back.

On more than one occasion, Baylor battled back to cut into the Cowboys lead – only to have the home team answer with pivotal shots and clutch free throws to lead Oklahoma State to a rowdy lead as both teams entered the locker rooms for halftime.

A critical call in the game came with just over a minute remaining until the half – a technical foul on BU’s Curtis Jerrells after the Bears had cut into the Cowboys lead with a LaceDarius Dunn put-back to make it 45-29.

The technical foul not only gave OSU a pair of free throws, which were both made, but it also gave the ball back to the Cowboys and forced Drew to bench Jerrells after picking up his third personal foul in the game.

Check back soon for postgame notes and more…


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