Austin, Jackson lead Baylor past Lamar 85-68

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Austin, Jackson lead Baylor past Lamar 85-68

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.

BearsTalk Podcast: The three best defensive choices for Bears' first-round pick

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BearsTalk Podcast: The three best defensive choices for Bears' first-round pick

CSN's Chris Boden is joined by Bears Insider John "Moon" Mullin and J.J. Stankevitz on the latest BearsTalk Podcast.

The guys discuss the depth and flexibility the Bears have given themselves through free agency without a big-name spalsh. They also talk about reports of the Bears meeting with quarterback Mark Sanchez.

Finally, the crew gives their thoughts on who the Bears should pick with the third overall selection in the upcoming draft and where Jay Cutler will land.

Take a listen:

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Michigan State DL Malik McDowell

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Michigan State DL Malik McDowell

As part of our coverage leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of more than 100 prospects, including a scouting report and video interviews with each player.

Malik McDowell, DL, Michigan State

6'6" | 295 lbs.

2016 stats:

34 tackles, 7 TFL, 1.5 sacks

Projection:

First round

Scouting Report:

"Has similar physical traits and abilities of Arik Armstead and DeForest Buckner, but may not share their football character. McDowell lacked production along the interior and could benefit from a move to a defensive end spot in a 4-3 or 3-4 front. McDowell is raw, but when he flashes, it can be blinding. McDowell is an explosive, ascending prospect with All-Pro potential if he grows into his body and takes the necessary coaching." — Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

Video analysis provided by Rotoworld and NBC Sports NFL Draft expert Josh Norris.

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