Northwestern holds on for 74-70 victory at Baylor

The Associated Press
Northwestern holds on for 74-70 victory at Baylor
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Northwestern center Alex Olah (22) shoots against Baylor's Cory Jefferson (34) as Northwestern's Reggie Hearn and Baylor's Rico Gathers (2) watch in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Reggie Hearn had 17 points with 10 rebounds and Northwestern snapped a two-game losing streak with a 74-70 win Tuesday night at Baylor, which was coming off a win at Kentucky.

Hearn made two layups for the Wildcats when they opened the second half with an 11-1 run. Northwestern (7-2) barely hung on after building an 18-point lead.

Baylor (5-3) was within 70-67 when Pierre Jackson made two free throws with 23 seconds left after a midcourt turnover by Northwestern on an inbound pass. Dave Sobolewski made a free throw with 17 seconds left after Northwestern had missed six free throws in a row.

Jackson had 18 points to lead Baylor, which lost its second home game in a row.

Drew Crawford had 19 points for Northwestern.