NCAA Game Summary - Baylor at Kentucky|
(Saturday, December 1st)
Final Score: Baylor 64, (8) Kentucky 55
Lexington, KY (Sports Network) - Pierre Jackson had 17 points, seven rebounds,
five assists and four steals, as the Baylor Bears took down eighth-ranked
Kentucky, 64-55, ending the Wildcats' 54-game winning streak at Rupp
Isaiah Austin and A.J. Walton added 11 points apiece for the Bears (5-2), who
avenged a loss to these Wildcats in the Elite Eight of the 2012 NCAA
Tournament. With Saturday's victory, Baylor improved to 1-7 all-time against
"Coming into the game we knew that they had the longest winning streak at
home, so that was a big factor, but mainly we just wanted to get some revenge
from last year," Austin said. "They knocked our guys out of the Elite Eight,
and we wanted to come out strong and show people that our two losses at the
beginning of the season don't mean anything. We're still a powerhouse
Brady Heslip and Cory Jefferson each tallied 10 points for the Bears, who
recorded the school's first non-conference road win against a ranked
Archie Goodwin ended with 17 points, six rebounds and five assists for the
Wildcats (4-3), who failed to bounce back from a loss to Notre Dame on
"I'm not mad. It's just a learning stage and a learning process," Goodwin
said. "Better to lose early than late. We can do all of this now. But it's
really going to matter in March."
Trailing by eight, 17-9, just prior to the midway point of the first half,
Baylor went on an 11-2 run to take the lead. Jefferson's slam started the
clip and Jackson's 3-pointer ended it to give the Bears a 20-19 edge.
Kentucky briefly went back in front before Baylor went on a 7-0 flurry.
Jefferson's two free throws, Heslip's 3-pointer and Walton's layup made it a
29-26 contest with two minutes to go.
Heslip added a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Bears a 34-29 margin at the
The Wildcats cut their deficit to three with a 6-0 spurt midway through the
second half. Goodwin's free throw and slam was followed by Julius Mays' 3-
pointer, cutting the gap to 49-46 with 8:23 left.
Jackson responded with a three-point play. He added two free throws with four
minutes remaining to make it a 60-52 contest.
Kentucky never got closer than five the rest of the way.
Baylor shot 40.7 percent from the field and went 14-of-18 from the foul line
... Kentucky made 29.6 percent of its shots and went 9-of-18 from the charity
stripe ... Alex Poythress had 13 points for the Wildcats.
12/01 17:43:33 ET