NCAAB Game Recap - Arizona at Baylor
Sat Dec 7, 2019 12:00 PM EST

Colora
58
Kansas
72
F
Ill
58
MD
59
F
PSU
74
OhSt
106
F
FaDi
52
KY
83
F
Ariz
58
Baylor
63
F
HI
64
Oreg
89
F
Mem
65
UAB
57
F
Vill
78
StJos
66
F
Fla
62
Butl
76
F
Fres
70
UtSt
77
F(OT)
NJIT
65
UCF
78
F
Syr
97
GaTec
63
F
WVU
68
StJon
70
F
StFNY
63
UMassL
94
F
FlInt
84
KennSt
81
F
Stetsn
61
VMI
88
F
StFPA
63
UMBC
60
F
UMass
55
Harv
89
F
E MI
55
Detr
51
F
CarBi
40
Citad
108
F
Lafy
62
Corn
59
F
Maine
66
CenCT
64
F
IUPUI
54
Ball
102
F
LIU
85
Army
72
F
NCAT
52
Brad
83
F
Presb
68
SCSt
80
F
BC
73
ND
72
F
MiaO
87
Evans
101
F
Nev
100
AF
85
F
CSBak
67
Miss
83
F
(N/A)
59
LoyIL
90
F
Boston
79
Bingha
84
F(OT)
IndSt
84
WriSt
77
F(OT)
YSU
64
W MI
66
F
NCSU
91
Wake
82
F
Charl
76
UNCW
57
F
Longw
65
Morg
73
F
Manh
54
Ford
53
F(OT)
LaSal
71
Drex
63
F
Nebras
76
Crei
95
F
Hof
45
StBon
73
F
NMSt
54
WaSt
63
F
UNLV
50
BYU
83
F
ArkSt
66
Tuls
63
F
UCSB
72
TexAr
68
F
SIU
69
SoMis
72
F
Rice
60
Lamar
73
F
(N/A)
47
TXSo
85
F
LoyMD
64
MtStM
48
F
Del
56
GrgWas
66
F
NM
79
Wyo
65
F
UtVal
72
S UT
73
F
UNCA
77
WCU
78
F
UNCG
60
Radf
58
F
David
70
NE
63
F
Oakl
65
BGSU
68
F
IPFW
49
IL-C
62
F
WIGB
80
E IL
93
F
GASt
73
Mercer
61
F
(N/A)
53
TXAMC
81
F
Ind
64
Wisc
84
F
Cal
52
SCla
71
F
CenAR
67
Utah
98
F
JacSt
62
AlaAM
67
F(OT)
TexSA
77
TxSt
71
F
NFla
83
APSU
90
F
Cin
66
Xav
73
F
UNH
67
Quin
75
F
NCC
53
ChaSo
58
F
BethC
60
Jacksn
82
F
SEMO
73
Drake
78
F
ArkLR
53
N TX
76
F
Norf
53
Hamp
64
F
RobM
64
FlGlf
59
F
GWebb
77
Woff
81
F
Tows
38
Vermt
55
F
Pacif
65
LongB
46
F
MorSt
50
IlSt
61
F
CoCar
92
Winth
88
F
Brown
63
Stony
79
F
Maris
51
Navy
53
F(OT)
Yale
78
Leh
65
F
Clev
59
Kent
81
F
Amer
53
GMas
68
F
Albany
64
Buck
65
F
Ark
79
W Ky
86
F(OT)
Mizzu
64
Temp
54
F
NIU
57
UCDav
66
F
(N/A)
65
InWor
101
F
ETSU
68
NDSt
78
F
Samf
113
HBU
90
F
(N/A)
34
AbCh
102
F
OlDom
57
VACom
69
F
MidTN
52
Murr
85
F
Sac
62
CS-Ful
59
F
(N/A)
46
Web
86
F
ArkPB
50
UTEP
59
F
ColSt
64
Bois
75
F
Marq
73
KansSt
65
F
ULLa
65
AzSt
77
F
GTown
91
SMU
74
F
Gram
67
LoyMa
83
F
Sien
66
CAPoly
70
F
Portl
71
Seatt
73
F
HolyC
51
USD
68
F
CBU
68
UCIrv
60
F

Baylor 63, Arizona 58

Dec 7, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(12) Arizona (9-1)

24

34

58

(18) Baylor (7-1)

35

28

63

No. 18 Baylor beats No. 12 Arizona 63-58 in freebie for fans
Sat Dec 7, 2019 4:13 PM

WACO, Texas (AP) MaCio Teague heard the crowd with No. 18 Baylor at home and tipping off about the same time the Bears' football team started the Big 12 championship game 100 miles north of campus.

It wasn't hard for the sophomore guard to figure out which squad many of those fans were there to watch: 12th-ranked Arizona.

"It felt like a road game," Teague said after scoring 19 points in the Bears' 63-58 victory Saturday. "Especially when they did the, `U of, U of A,' whatever they were doing. I heard it. It was pretty loud in there."

Freddie Gillespie had 17 points and 13 rebounds as the Bears handed the Wildcats their first loss.

Admission was free at Baylor's campus arena because of the Big 12 title game against Oklahoma at the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

It was supposed to be the first true road game for the Wildcats (9-1), but their fans might have outnumbered the Baylor contingent. As Teague heard, they loudly chanted "U of A" before the Baylor introductions but had a hard time getting into the game early, with Arizona giving up a 15-0 run and shooting 33 percent in the first half.

The Wildcats, whose 52-game home winning streak was stopped by Baylor last December, did enough to stay close despite shooting 27% and had the fans chanting several times in the second half.

Arizona finally got the deficit under six by scoring five points on one possession to get within 57-56 with less than two minutes remaining. Jemarl Baker Jr. hit a 3 as a foul was called and Zeke Nnaji made both free throws.

Teague, who was 9 of 10 on free throws, made a pair at the other end, then blocked a 3-point attempt by Nico Mannion, who led the Wildcats with 15 points. Leading by four, Baylor got another block from Gillespie in the final minute.

Nnaji scored 12 for Arizona, which made just two of 18 3-pointers after coming in sixth in the nation at 43% shooting from long range. The last miss came from Josh Green with a chance to tie in the final seconds.

"We hung in there," Arizona coach Sean Miller said. "To have an opportunity late in the game ... that's what you really hope can happen on the road. It was just bizarre how we got to that point because it certainly wasn't because of our offense.

The Bears (7-1) started hot in the fourth-ever Top 25 matchup in Waco but cooled off as well. Baylor shot 30% while the Wildcats, who came in fourth in the nation in scoring at 87.1 points per game, finished 18 points shy of their previous season low.

Baylor wasn't too far behind Arizona in 3-point shooting coming in, ranked 25th at 39.6% before going 6 of 24 from long range.

"We couldn't buy many from deep and they couldn't either," coach Scott Drew said. "I credit the defense for really making it tough. When you got the looks, you weren't in a rhythm."

BIG PICTURE

Arizona: The Wildcats didn't play well in their first real test this season, and first true road game against ranked team since beating rival Arizona State 77-70 in February 2018. Arizona won't have to wait long for the next one. No. 9 Gonzaga visits next Saturday.

Baylor: The Bears took control early without a lot of help from Jared Butler, third in the Big 12 in scoring coming in. The sophomore guard didn't score until after the 15-0 run that put Baylor up 22-8 and finished with 13 points.

SLIGHT DISTRACTION

One of the loudest noises from Baylor fans came when Oklahoma broke up a potential touchdown pass with the game showing on the video boards above the court during breaks in the action.

"Difficult circumstances for Baylor, but I thought they did the best job that they could," Miller said.

FREEBIES FOR PLAYERS, TOO

The Wildcats stayed close by making free throws. Mannion was 8 of 8 and Chase Jeter matched Teague by going 9 of 10 and scoring 11 points. Arizona was 28 of 34 from the line to 23 of 28 for Baylor.

UP NEXT

Arizona: Omaha at home Wednesday.

Baylor: Butler at home Tuesday.

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Leaders

Arizona PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Hazzard 0 0 0 1 0 0
N. Mannion 15 0 5 2 1 0
Baylor PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Vital 0 0 3 7 2 0
T. Clark 0 0 0 0 0 1

Team Comparison

Ariz Baylor
Points For 58 63
Field Goals 14/52-27% 17/56-30%
Three Pointers 2/18-11% 6/24-25%
Free Throws 28/34-82% 23/28-82%
Offensive Rebounds 10 13
Defensive Rebounds 23 27
Rebounds 34 40
Blocks 6 9
Steals 9 9
Turnovers 16 16
Personal Fouls 23 22
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Baylor Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 7 Ariz 58 @ Baylor 63 I. Lee 1 D. Bandoo 4

Game Information

Stadium: Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas
Attendance: 7,872
Game Time: