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No. 23 Baylor ends 2-game skid, 84-56 over Sam Houston State

WACO, Texas (AP) - Jo Lual-Acuil had 15 points and 11 rebounds, leading six players who scored in double figures for No. 23 Baylor during an 84-56 victory over Sam Houston State on Monday night.

The Bears (6-2) lost their only two games last week to Top 25 opponents and slipped seven spots in the new poll released Monday.

Baylor broke open the game early with a 12-0 run that made it 24-11. Another 12-0 spurt early in the second half stretched the Bears' lead to 52-27.

Nuni Omot added 15 points and Tristan Clark had 14 on 6-of-7 shooting. Manu Lecomte scored 12 points while Jake Lindsey and Mark Vital had 11 each.

Chris Galbreath led the Bearkats (5-4) with 24 points and 10 rebounds. The senior had Sam Houston State's first eight points, but didn't score again until the second half. He was the only player in double figures for the Bearkats as they fell to 1-4 against Division I competition.

While the smaller Sam Houston State team had a 41-37 rebounding edge, the Bearkats shot only 35 percent (22 of 63) overall and just 19 percent (5 of 26) on 3-pointers.

BIG PICTURE

Sam Houston State: The Bearkats worked the ball around well at times and got quality looks against Baylor's zone, but shots weren't falling. That was especially true early in the game, and the Bearkats made only nine field goals in the first half. Sam Houston State was also hurt by allowing 23 points off 14 turnovers.

Baylor: This was the third straight time the Bears were outrebounded, but they made up for it by hitting 10 3-pointers. Half of those came from Omot and Lindsey, who entered with a total of eight 3-pointers this season. The balanced offense came as a result of ball movement, and Baylor had 18 assists to seven turnovers.

UP NEXT

Sam Houston State will have eight days off before a road game against Ole Miss on Dec. 13.

Baylor plays at Fort Hood for the third straight year when the Bears face Randall, last season's National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Division II national champion.

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