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No. 11 Baylor beats SDSU to stay undefeated

Nov 15, 2011 - 10:57 PM Waco, TX (Sports Network) - Quincy Miller scored 20 points, Brady Heslip had 16 and No. 11 Baylor remained undefeated with a 77-67 victory over San Diego State on Tuesday.

Baylor (3-0) won its 21st straight non-conference home game and improved to 33-4 overall at Ferrell Center in the last three seasons.

Quincy Acy added 13 points for the Bears, including five in a row to spark an important 10-0 run in the second half.

"Our offense got better as the game went on," said Baylor head coach Scott Drew. "I think that in the second half we were really unselfish and made some extra passes and we have some things that we can build on now."

Chase Tapley poured in 28 points for the Aztecs (3-1), who suffered their first loss after opening the season with three home wins in three days over the weekend. It was only their fourth loss (37-4) since the start of last season.

San Diego State proved pesky after falling behind by 16 points midway through the second half, but never got closer than seven and shot just 35.6 percent for the game.

Both teams committed 21 turnovers.

"We got frustrated and it caused us slips and lapses mentally at both ends of the floor," said Aztecs head coach Steve Fisher. "That was a result of Baylor creating problems for us and then we kept on thinking about what just happened, then it lead to the next mistake. So you can't do that, you have to learn from that. But we got beat by a good team."

Baylor carried a two-point lead into the second half and the game remained close until the Bears began to take control with a 10-0 run.

After Acy scored the first five points, Miller added three and Heslip's jumper capped the surge to make it 46-34 with around 13 minutes left in the game.

Baylor's lead grew to 16 on a fastbreak layup by Deuce Bello with 9:20 left, giving the Bears a 55-39 advantage.

Later, a 6-0 burst cut the Aztecs' deficit from 13 points to seven inside two minutes, but Miller's jumper stopped the bleeding to give Baylor a 70-61 lead and it was never closer than that.

Baylor, which improved to shoot 46.2 percent for the game, had a 32-30 lead at halftime despite making just 39.3 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes.

The Bears were picked up by their three-point shooting, hitting 7-of-12, and helped out by San Diego State's 25.8 percent shooting from the floor.

Game Notes

The Bears have won 35 of their last 36 non-conference home games...Miller and Heslip set career-highs for points scored...Anthony James scored 11 points for Baylor, which ended 9-of-17 from three-point range...San Diego State leads the all-time series, 3-2. All five games have been decided by 10 points or more...Perry Jones III, the Big 12 preseason Player of the Year, served the fourth game of a six-game suspension...Acy has 943 points and is 57 from becoming the 25th 1,000-point scorer in school history.