Austin, Jackson lead Baylor past Lamar 85-68

Austin, Jackson lead Baylor past Lamar 85-68
December 12, 2012, 11:30 pm
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Lamar guard Donley Minor (22) drives to the basket past Baylor's Brady Heslip (5) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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WACO, Texas (AP) Isaiah Austin had 23 points and 17 rebounds, Pierre Jackson scored 21 points and Baylor beat Lamar 85-68 Wednesday night.

Baylor had a 16-point lead erased just after halftime, but the Bears pulled away with a 13-2 run in the second half.

Austin was 11 of 19 from the field. Cory Jefferson added 10 points for Baylor (6-3), which snapped a two-game home losing streak.

Lamar (1-9) lost its fifth in a row. Amos Wilson scored 21 points and Rhon Mitchell had 19 for the Cardinals.

Baylor led 35-19 in the first half before Lamar came back to tie it early in the second. Trailing 38-31 at halftime, Lamar outscored Baylor 11-4 to open the second half. Amos Wilson and Donley Minor had consecutive baskets to tie the game at 42 with 17 minutes remaining.

Baylor was up 58-55 before going on its 13-2 spurt.