RECAP: No. 4 Baylor 71, Red Raiders 68 (OT) - FOX34 Lubbock

RECAP: No. 4 Baylor 71, Red Raiders 68 (OT)

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WACO, Texas -- After being tied at 30 at halftime and 60 at the end of regulation, Baylor's MaCio Teague hit a 3-pointer after stepping back behind the line and just beating the shot clock with 1:13 left in overtime to lift the No. 4 Bears to a 71-68 win over Texas Tech on Monday night at the Ferrell Center. 

Teague's shot put the Bears up 69-65, though Kyler Edwards responded with a 3-pointer for Texas Tech who fell to 0-4 in overtime games this season and has now lost three in a row. Baylor (26-3, 15-2 Big 12) sealed the game with Jared Butler's steal and his two free throws with 11 seconds remaining and swept the regular-season series after earning a 57-52 win in Lubbock on Jan. 7.  

The Red Raiders (18-12, 9-8 Big 12) will close out their regular season by hosting No. 1 Kansas at 1 p.m. on Saturday, while Baylor travels to West Virgnia. Tech is 13-3 overall this season at home, including a 6-2 record in conference play on its home court. 

Devonte Bandoo had 18 points and Butler 17 for the Bears, who had lost two of their previous three games after a Big 12-record 23-game winning streak that had knocked them out of the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 poll. Teague had 14 points, and Freddie Gillespie had 10 rebounds.

Jahmi'us Ramsey and Kevin McCullar each had 13 points for Texas Tech (18-12, 9-8), while Davide Moretti had 11. Ramsey made 3-pointers on each of his first three shots early in the game, and had only four more points after that. Chris Clarke finished the game with eight rebounds, six points and five assists, while TJ Holyfield had nine points and two blocked shots. Edwards had eight points with two 3-pointers and Ramsey finished the game with five rebounds and two assists in a game with three 3-pointers. The Red Raiders finished the game shooting 50.0 percent from the field with seven 3-pointers, but also committed 20 turnovers while Baylor had only 11. 

McCullar made a 3-pointer from the right corner to put Tech up 60-57 with 1:56 left in regulation, but Baylor quickly got even when Bandoo made a 3 with 1:40 left. But both teams had two turnovers without scoring again until overtime.

Moretti had a bad pass with just under a minute left, with Gillespie coming away with the steal. But Baylor gave it right when Bandoo threw a cross-court pass that went out-of-bounds even though it looked like the ball may have deflected off Moretti's outstretched fingers -- the Red Raiders had the ball after an extended replay review.

Texas Tech got the ball with 36 seconds left in regulation and was deliberate with its possession, which ended with Edwards losing the ball inside with Butler guarding him. But Baylor missed the chance for a final-shot victory when Devonte Mitchell lost control of the ball on a drive and traveled with a second left.

Texas Tech and Baylor were tied at 30 at halftime with Ramsey leading the Red Raiders with 11 points and Clarke adding five rebounds. Ramsey was 3-for-5 on 3-pointers at the break, including a pair on consecutive possessions early to give Tech an 8-3 early advantage. Moretti had five points at the break with one 3-pointer, while Shannon scored the final four points of the half for the Red Raiders that included a jumper with 14 seconds remaining in the half to square it at 30. Texas Tech finished the first half shooting 13-for-23 (56.5 percent) from the field, 4-for-12 on 3-pointers and did not attempt a free throw. Butler led the Bears with 10 points after going 4-for-7 from the field with two 3-pointers, while Teague had six points and Mayer added five more. The Bears shot just 11-for-32 (34.4 percent) from the field with four 3-pointers.


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