Posted March 22, 2013 on AP on Fox
Pierre Jackson had 26 points and had 16 assists to lead Baylor to an 89-86 win over Arizona State on Friday night in the second round of the NIT. Cory Jefferson added 21 points, Brady Heslip had 14 and Isaiah Austin 13 for Baylor (20-14). Carrick Felix scored 23 points to lead Arizona State (22-13). Jahii Carson - the top-scoring freshman in the country - had 20 points, Chris Colvin scored 15 and Evan Gordon 14. Baylor was up 84-78 with 44 seconds left before Arizona State cut it to 85-83 with 26 seconds to play. Jefferson hit one free throw to put Baylor back up by three, but Carson turned the ball over under the Sun Devils' basket. The teams then combined to shoot 10 free throws in the final 24 seconds. Jefferson scored six early points to help Baylor jump out to a 12-4 lead. Heslip, on a pass from Walton, hit a wide-open 3-pointer, prompting Arizona State coach Herb Sendek to call a timeout just 3:45 into the game. With Baylor holding a 20-11 lead, the Sun Devils tied i...
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