No. 11 Baylor routs Texas Tech 89-62, improves to 6-4 in Big 12

Feb 4, 2023; Waco, Texas, USA; Baylor Bears forward Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua (23) scores a basket against Texas Tech Red Raiders guard Kerwin Walton (24) during the second half at Ferrell Center. Mandatory Credit: Chris Jones-USA TODAY Sports

No. 11 Baylor routs Texas Tech 89-62, improves to 6-4 in Big 12

Jalen Bridges had 18 points, Keyonte George added 17 and No. 11 Baylor earned an 89-62 victory over visiting Texas Tech in Big 12 play on Saturday at Waco, Texas.

Bridges shot 7 of 12 from the field, including 2 of 5 from 3-point range, to go along with a team-high eight rebounds. George hit 7 of 11 from the floor, including 2 of 3 from beyond the arc, and added five rebounds and three assists.

Adam Flagler chipped in 13 points and a game-high eight assists for Baylor.

The Bears (17-6, 6-4 Big 12) led by as many as 30 points in the second half, shot 35 of 65 (53.8%) from the field and were an impressive 10 of 24 (41.7%) from 3-point range. Baylor, which has won seven of its past eight games, out rebounded the Red Raiders 36-27.

Texas Tech (12-11, 1-9), which has dropped nine of its past 11 games, was led by Jaylon Tyson, who had a career-high 19 points to go along with a game-high 10 rebounds. De’Vion Harmon had 20 points and four rebounds.

The Red Raiders shot 24 of 55 (43.6%) from the field, including 5 of 20 (25.0%) from beyond the arc.

Baylor put the game away after Harmon’s layup pulled the Red Raiders to 40-38 less than a minute into the first half. The Bears went on a 19-5 run to take a 59-43 lead following Bridges’ layup with 10:44 remaining.

Baylor stretched its advantage to 70-45 on Bridges’ 3-pointer with 8:05 to play.

The Bears led by as many as eight in the first half before the Red Raiders pulled to within 38-34 at halftime.

George and Flagler scored 10 points apiece in the first 20 minutes for Baylor, which shot 14 of 29 (48.3%) from the field, including 4 of 12 (33.3%) from beyond the arc.

Texas Tech was led by Harmon’s 12 first-half points, while Tyson added seven.

The Red Raiders shot 14 of 28 (50%) from the field, including 2 of 8 (25%) from distance in the first half.

–Field Level Media

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