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Baylor survives in 5 OTs

Bears outlast Texas A&M, 116-110

January 24, 2008

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Baylor stays perfect

It took five overtimes, but Baylor stayed perfect on Wednesday night by beating Texas A&M to join KU at the top of the Big 12. Enlarge video

— Curtis Jerrells sat down, slumped his shoulders and exhaled audibly.

"I'm tired," he said.

No one could blame him after he scored a career-high 36 points in 53 minutes of No. 25 Baylor's 116-110 five-overtime win over No. 18 Texas A&M on Wednesday night.

Jerrells scored 11 points in the final overtime and another 11 in the previous four to lead his team. He also had eight assists, four rebounds, two steals and a block.

"I don't even know how many overtimes it was," Jerrells said, looking confused.

Told it was five, he shook his head.

"That just shows the ability, the dedication and the will of this team," he said. "If we put our minds to it, no matter what happens we're going to get it done."

Baylor (16-2, 4-0 Big 12) won its fifth in a row and first since entering the rankings for the first time since 1969 on Monday. It broke a 15-game home winning streak for Texas A&M and is the Aggies' third straight loss.

"Five overtimes is asking a lot when you're just not as deep as you need to be," Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon said.

Kansas State 72, Colorado 56

Boulder, Colo. - Michael Beasley scored 26 of his game-high 29 points in the second half and had 13 rebounds, leading Kansas State over Colorado.

Beasley was 9-for-15 shooting in the second half. Bill Walker added 18 points for Kansas State (13-4, 3-0 Big 12), which won for the fourth straight time.

Texas Tech 92, Missouri 84

Lubbock, Texas - Martin Zeno scored a career-high 33 points to lead Texas Tech over Missouri, leaving the Tigers winless on the road this season. The victory was the 901st for Tech coach Bob Knight.

Women

No. 6 Baylor 72, Missouri 57

Columbia, Mo. - Jhasmin Player scored 18 points, Danielle Wilson had 16, and Baylor gave coach Kim Mulkey her 200th victory.

No. 11 Oklahoma 78, Texas Tech 39

Norman, Okla. - Amanda Thompson scored 16 points to lead Oklahoma (12-4, 3-2 Big 12).

Texas 70, No. 14 Oklahoma State 63

Austin, Texas - Brittainey Raven scored 19 points to lead Texas.

Nebraska 73, No. 21 Texas A&M 60

Lincoln, Neb. - Danielle Page scored 25 points.

No. 22 Kansas State 80, Iowa State 49

Manhattan - Kimberly Dietz scored 16 points, and Marlies Gipson had 12 points and 13 rebounds to lead Kansas State.

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