COL BKB: Baylor 112, Long Beach State 66

March 21, 2013 at 12:07 AM
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WACO, Texas, March 21 (UPI) -- Brady Heslip led the way with 25 points Wednesday and seven Baylor players reached double figures during a 112-66 mauling of Long Beach State in the NIT.

The Bears lived up to their pre-season billing by shooting 63 percent from the field and getting 45 points from their bench.

Baylor had been a disappointment during the regular season, posting only a breakeven record in the Big 12 Conference.

Heslip hit 8-of-11 from both the field and the foul line while Cory Jefferson was adding 15 points and Taurean Prince was contributing 14. Baylor owned a 58-34 halftime lead while running its record to 19-14.

Long Beach State (19-14) won the regular-season title in the Big West Conference, but was eliminated in the semifinals of that league's tournament.

The 49ers were paced by Kris Gulley with 13 points.

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