NEW YORK (AP) -- Pierre Jackson has saved some of the best basketball of his career for the end of it.
Jackson earned himself and Baylor another game, putting up his third straight double-double with 24 points and 10 assists to lift the Bears back into the National Invitation Tournament championship with a 76-70 win over BYU on Tuesday night.
"We got one more," Jackson said. "If we win on Thursday, I'll probably be here shaking because I'm too excited."
The Bears will play Iowa or Maryland on Thursday night. Baylor's Cory Jefferson scored 21 points and Isaiah Austin had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Bears, who are in the championship for the second time in five years, after losing to Penn State in 2009.
Tyler Haws scored 25 points for the Cougars, who couldn't buy a shot from 3-point range for much of the game. Baylor (22-14) pulled away in the final eight minutes or so, and then withstood a late furious rally by BYU, led by Matt Carlino o...