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Jackson scores 31 in Baylor's victory

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 14, 2013 at 01:20 AM
LAWRENCE, Kan. -

Pierre Jackson had a season-high 31 points, Isaiah Austin had 16 and No. 16 Baylor rallied in the second half to beat Boston College 84-74 on Thursday in the Charleston Classic.

The Bears (3-0) will face Colorado, the team they beat in last season's NCAA run to the final eight, on Friday for a spot in Sunday night's championship final. Jackson led the way for Baylor with six of his team's 12 3-pointers.

Still, the Bears trailed 52-47 with about 15 minutes to go when Jackson and Austin fueled a 10-0 run to gain control. Austin had two inside baskets, and Jackson two 3-pointers to put Baylor ahead for good.

Boston College (1-1) got 25 points from sophomore Ryan Anderson. The Eagles will play Dayton today.

NO. 1 INDIANA 99,

SAM HOUSTON STATE 45

Christian Watford scored 24 points to help the Hoosiers defeat the Bearkats in the Progressive Legends Classic.

Will Sheehey scored 18 points, Victor Oladipo had 14 and Jordan Hulls 10 for Indiana (3-0), which shot 57 percent from the field and made nine of 21 3-pointers.

Paul Baxter scored nine points and Marquel McKinney had eight for Sam Houston State (1-2).

NO. 2 LOUISVILLE 80,

SAMFORD 54

Russ Smith scored a game-high 18 points, Chane Behanan grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds and added 12 points and the Cardinals (2-0) routed the Bulldogs (1-2).

Behanan reached his career best in the first half with 13, outrebounding Samford (1-2) by himself.

Gorgui Dieng had 10 points and 13 rebounds while Wayne Blackshear added 13 points with five rebounds as Louisville (2-0) won the opener of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament that continues next week in the Bahamas.

NO. 6 N.C. STATE 72,

PENN STATE 55

T.J. Warren had 22 points and eight rebounds to lead the Wolfpack over the Nittany Lions in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Tipoff.

C.J. Leslie had 14 points and Rodney Purvis added 12 points for N.C. State (2-0). Purvis was 3-for-3 on 3-pointers as the Wolfpack shot 8-for-16 from beyond the arc.

Tim Frazier led the Nittany Lions (1-1) with 23 points. D.J. Newbill had 13 points and Jermaine Marshall added 11 points for Penn State, which shot 3-for-19 on 3-pointers.

NO. 7 KANSAS 69,

CHATTANOOGA 55

Freshman guard Ben McLemore had 25 points and eight rebounds, Elijah Johnson added 18 points and the Jayhawks used a big second-half charge to beat the Mocs.

Kansas (2-1), coming off a loss Tuesday night to Michigan State, got off to a sluggish start against Chattanooga (1-1) and still trailed 42-30 in the opening minutes of the second half.

Jeff Withey began their comeback with a basket inside to trigger a 27-4 run over the next 12-plus minutes.

Farad Cobb finished with 21 points for Chattanooga.

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