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December 1, 2013

Tigers bust Cowboys

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Shaq Goodwin had 17 points, Joe Jackson hit four key late free throws and No. 21 Memphis beat No. 5 Oklahoma State 73-68 Sunday night in the championship game of the Old Spice Classic.

Memphis (5-1) held Oklahoma State preseason All-American Marcus Smart to 12 points.

In the first meeting this season between the Top 25 teams on Nov. 19, Oklahoma State won handily over Memphis, getting 39 points from Smart in a 101-80 victory.

Smart turned the ball over with Oklahoma State trailing by one with 11 seconds left, and fouled Jackson, who made two free throws to make it 71-68.

Oklahoma State’s bid to tie it ended when Smart had another turnover in the final seconds and Jackson connected on two more free throws as Memphis took a 73-68 lead.

No. 18 Baylor 104, Hardin-Simmons 59: WACO, Texas — Cameron Barnes and Jim Walter each hit 3-pointers for Hardin-Simmons in the first 75 seconds against No. 18 Baylor.

That early lead by the Cowboys was short-lived against the bigger Bears.

Brady Heslip and Rico Gathers each had 17 points to lead six Baylor players scoring in double figures, and the Bears won 104-59 on Sunday in their only game between their first loss in Hawaii and playing another top 10 opponent.

“I think that Scott (Drew) has assembled a team now that is just one echelon away from being one of our premier teams in the country. He’s already consistent with their tournament play in the Big 12. In Maui, you saw with Syracuse, they’re just right there,” Hardin-Simmons coach Craig Carse said. “Naturally, as an NCAA Division III non-scholarship team, we don’t have the length, the height, the vertical, the talent. They have a wonderful team.”

Hardin-Simmons (0-4) has lost its last 11 games against Baylor — the last six by an average margin of more than 51 points — since the Cowboys last won in the in-state rivalry during the 1936-37 season when they had a 12-7 series lead.

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