WACO, Texas (AP) — Cory Jefferson had 16 points and 11 rebounds for his third double-double already this season and Isaiah Austin also scored 16 points as No. 20 Baylor beat Charleston Southern 69-64 on Wednesday night.
After Baylor (4-0) had a 4-minute scoring drought in the second half, allowing the Buccaneers to close to 4 points, Gary Franklin made a 3-pointer with 5 minutes left. Then the 7-foot-1 Austin had another of his seven blocked shots, leading to Franklin driving the baseline for a layup that made it 64-55.
But Charleston Southern wasn't done. Will Saunders, who led the Buccaneers (2-3) with 16 points made a 3-pointer with 54 seconds left that made it 67-64.
The Bucs went the other way after Austin missed a shot. But Saah Nimley missed a 3-point with 14 seconds left, then stepped out of bounds trying to set up for another shot after they got the rebound.