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College basketball roundup — Jan. 3

Associated Press

No. 9 Baylor 80, 
Savannah State 50

Reserve Taurean Prince scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half, leading Baylor to victory over outmanned Savannah State on Friday night.

Cory Jefferson had 13 points for Baylor (12-1), and Isaiah Austin and Rico Gathers each scored 11 as Baylor won its 12th consecutive home game.

Joshua Montgomery made four 3-pointers in the first half and scored 15 points for Savannah State (2-12). The reserve forward was the only Savannah State player to score in double figures.

Baylor improved to 25-9 in January since 2009-10. The Bears’ only loss this season was to then-No. 8 Syracuse in Hawaii in November.

Jefferson hit a 3 — his second of the game and fourth of the season — to give Baylor a 45-28 lead with 1:41 left in the first half, and the Bears led 46-30 at the break.


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