Texas freshman Tristan Thompson had 19 points
and 13 rebounds with some spectacular putback dunks, and the
seventh-ranked Longhorns pulled out a 60-54 victory Saturday night
at Baylor, whose NCAA tournament hopes took another big hit.
The Longhorns (25-6, 13-3 Big 12), coming off consecutive losses
for the first time this season, overcame a nine-point deficit in
the second half. They go into next week's Big 12 tournament as the
No. 2 seed.
LaceDarius Dunn had 22 points for Baylor (18-12, 7-9) to become
the Big 12's career scoring leader. Dunn scored 12 points in a 22-6
run over a 7-minute stretch that spanned the closing 3½ minutes of
the first half and the start of the second half, putting the Bears
Thompson then had one of his putback dunks and an inside basket
to start the Longhorns' comeback.
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