No. 17 Baylor upset by Texas 61-59 in OT

player laying up basketballWith the NCAA BB regular season winding down and heading to the March Madness tournaments we are seeing some games where the favorites are being upset, like the game of Monday the 2nd of March 2015 as the No.14 Baylor Bears 22-8 (5th Big 12) were upset in OT by the unranked Texas Longhorns 18-12 (8th Big 12) with the game played at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas as the game tipped-off at 7PM ET and was seen on ESPN.

The scoring in the game again was of a flip-flop nature as the Bears of Baylor outscored the Longhorns of Texas in the first half of the game with Baylor 31 and Texas 24 thus the Longhorns went to half in the game trailing with a 7 point deficit. In the second half of the game the Longhorns stepped up their pace and outscored the Bears 30-23 eliminating their 7 point deficit, tying the game and sending it to OT. In the OT period the Texas Longhorns outscore or out-maneuvered the Bears of Baylor 7 points to 5 points and the Longhorns won the game 61 to 59.

The leading 5 performers in this game for the Bears of Baylor were forward-Prince-17 points 7 rebounds of the bench, forward-Gathers-12 points 11 rebounds, forward-O’Neale-7 points 7 rebounds 2 assists, guard-Chery-7 points 6 rebounds 4 assists and forward-Motley-6 points and 4 rebounds.

The top 5 performances in this game for the Longhorns of Texas was guard-Holland-12 points 4 rebounds 5 assists off the bench, guard-Yancy-11 points 4 rebound 3 assists, guard-Felix-10 points 1 rebound 1 assist, forward-Turner-8 points 7 rebound 1 assist off the bench, and forward Holmes 7 points and 5 rebounds. In comparing the game statistics the No.14 Bears of Baylor scored 59 points as the attempted 63 field goals and made 21 for .333% completion, on 3-pointers they made 7 of 19 for a 37% completion, and for foul shots they made 10 of 16 for a 63% completion rate while committing 12 fouls in the game. The Longhorns of Texas scored the winning 61 points as the attempted 54 field goals making 22 for a .407% completion, on 3-pointers they made 8 of 23 for 35% completion, and for foul shots they made 9 of 12 for a 75% completion rate as the committed 15 fouls in the game.

The leaders in the game for the Bears on points was Prince with 17, Gathers on rebounds with 11, Chery on assists with 4, O’Neale on steals with 3, and on blocked shots was Gathers with 2 blocks. For the Longhorns the leading scorer in the game was Holland with 12 points, Turner with 7 rebounds, Holland with 5 assists, Felix with 1 steal and Turner with 6 blocked shots in the game.

This overtime win over Baylor for the Longhorns was their coach Barnes’ 400th winning game with the Longhorns of Texas, and that makes him No.9 of coaches active who have 400 wins at their present University. The Longhorns of Texas have 5 team players that are over 6’8” up to 6’11” and the motley crew lead the nation averaging 8 blocked shots each game, and the same 5 last week set a school record of 14 blocks.

For those that Bet on College basketball and are fans of the Bear or the Longhorns, this next Friday the Bear are playing at home against Texas Tech, while on Saturday the Longhorn are at home against Kansas State.