Baylor cruises past Oral Roberts

Updated: December 30, 2013

Waco, TX ( – Cory Jefferson scored all 17 of his points in
the second half as the ninth-ranked Baylor Bears capped 2013 with an 81-55
rout of Oral Roberts from Ferrell Center.

Taurean Prince and Isaiah Austin carried the scoring load in the first half,
combining for 25 of Baylor’s 36 points in the opening 20 minutes. Prince
finished with 16 off the bench and Austin had 15 as Baylor (11-1) finished
December unbeaten for the fifth time in the last seven years.

Shawn Glover led all scorers with 22 points for Oral Roberts (6-7), which has
lost four of five. Denell Henderson contributed 16 points with a team-high
eight rebounds, while the rest of the Golden Eagles scored just 17 points on
6-of-32 shooting.

Baylor went the first 5:46 without a field goal, but Oral Roberts managed just
seven points during that stretch. Kenny Chery finally broke the seal for the
Bears with a 3, and Baylor went in front two trips later after Brady Heslip’s
shot from the arc.

Prince and Austin combined for the next 20 Baylor points as the hosts built a
28-15 lead. Chery’s 3-pointer was followed by another five points — three
from Austin, two from Prince — and the Bears took a 36-25 edge into the

Jefferson, who spent most of the first half on the bench in foul trouble, made
his presence felt with the first six Baylor points of the second.

Ish Wainright and Rico Gathers made layups on the front and back ends of a 9-0
Baylor surge midway through the period to make it 59-38.

The Bears coasted from there.

Game Notes

Baylor won its 11th straight game at Ferrell Center to match the second
longest arena winning streak in school history … Baylor improved to 5-0 all-
time against Oral Roberts … Jefferson moved into fourth place on Baylor’s
all-time blocked shots list with 134 … Jefferson reached double figures in
scoring for the 10th straight game … Gathers had 10 points and 10 boards …
Oral Roberts shot 1-of-13 from the arc.