Baylor 72, Texas A&M 64
WACO, Texas (AP)—Harvey Thomas scored 20 points and blocked six shots and Matt Sayman had 20 points and five assists as Baylor beat Texas A&M 72-64 Saturday.
Baylor (7-14, 2-6 Big 12) led by as many as 15 before A&M pulled to within 60-56 on Jesse King’s 3-pointer with 2:12 left.
But A&M (7-12, 0-8) then committed its 22nd and 23rd turnovers and Baylor hit 12 of 16 free throws in the final two minutes.
Baylor, which has just six players on scholarship, also got 14 points from Carl Marshall. R.T. Guinn’s five points were the Bears’ only points off the bench. He was 0-for-3 from the field but 5-of-6 from the foul line.
The four Baylor walk-ons combined for no points and two fouls in a little over two minutes.
Kevin Turner led the Aggies with 14 points and Nick Anderson added 11. Baylor held A&M’s leading scorer, Antoine Wright who had been averaging 14 points per game, to only five points.
Baylor led 30-26 at halftime but opened the second half on a 13-4 run, capped by a 3-pointer by Marshall. The Bears built a 56-41 lead with a little over six minutes left when A&M began its late run.
Baylor has beaten Texas A&M five straight times in Waco.
A&M outrebounded Baylor 43-22.