Gathers' big 2nd half leads No. 17 Baylor past Oklahoma St.

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Rico Gathers scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half to help No. 17 Baylor defeat Oklahoma State 69-65 on Wednesday night.

Gathers also had nine rebounds and made a critical free throw in the closing seconds. The preseason all-Big 12 selection had scored in single digits three of his previous five games and scored just two points Saturday against No. 1 Oklahoma.

Taurean Prince scored 17 points and Lester Medford added 12 for the Bears (16-4, 6-2 Big 12), who moved a half-game ahead of Oklahoma, Kansas and West Virginia in the conference race.

It's just the third time in 20 years Baylor has swept the regular-season series with the Cowboys.

Chris Olivier scored 17 points, Leyton Hammonds scored 12 and freshman Jawun Evans had nine points and a season-high 10 assists for the Cowboys (10-10, 2-6).

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