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Jackson powers Baylor past Texas Tech

Jan 7, 2012 - 10:58 PM Lubbock, TX (Sports Network) - Pierre Jackson totaled 19 points, seven assists, six rebounds and three steals, powering fourth-ranked Baylor to a 73-60 win over Texas Tech.

Brady Heslip scored 16 points and Quincy Miller added 15 to go with nine boards for the undefeated Bears (15-0, 2-0 Big 12), whose 15-game win streak to start the season is the longest run of any kind in school history.

"I think this was a typical Big 12 game that was hard fought," said Baylor head coach Scott Drew. "Anytime you win on the road that's a great compliment because it is hard to do in the Big 12."

Javarez Willis had 13 points to pace the Red Raiders (7-7, 0-2), who trailed the entire second half after owning a lead for the majority of the opening 20 minutes.

Texas Tech opened the game on a 6-0 run and fell behind momentarily when Baylor countered with a 9-2 surge.

"We started out and made a couple of shots and we were attacking the way we thought would be best for us to have a chance for success," said Texas Tech head coach Billy Gillispie.

Robert Lewandowski hit a shot to put the Red Raiders up 10-9, and the lead stretched to five at 20-15 on another Lewandowski jumper with 8:14 remaining.

Willis nailed a three-pointer after the Bears tied the game at 24-24, but Heslip drained consecutive shots from beyond the arc to give the visitors the lead late in the first half.

Baylor led 32-31 at the break and started the second half on a 12-2 run. A Jackson three-pointer put the Bears up 44-33 five minutes into the frame.

Texas Tech closed to within 57-53 on a DeShon Minnis jumper with just under seven minutes to play, but Baylor used an 8-1 burst to pull away for good.

Game Notes

Perry Jones III finished with nine points, six rebounds and three blocks for Baylor, which outrebounded Texas Tech 33-25...Jaye Crockett and Ty Nurse scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, for Texas Tech...The Red Raiders suffered their first loss in seven home games this season.