Brady Heslip had a career-high 29 points on eight 3-pointers, Isaiah Austin and Cory Jefferson had double-doubles and No. 16 Baylor bounced back from its first loss to beat St. John's 97-78 and take third place at the Charleston Classic on Sunday.
The Bears (4-1) lost 60-58 to Colorado on Friday and coach Scott Drew wondered how his team might respond.
He needn't have worried as Heslip took over from outside and Austin and Jefferson controlled the middle.
Heslip's seventh 3-pointer put Baylor up for good at 69-66 with 9:36 to play. The Red Storm (2-2) closed to 73-72 on Phil Greene's basket with 6:40 remaining, but Jefferson hit two foul shots and Baylor star Pierre Jackson scored five straight points.
Phil Greene had 24 points and D'Angelo Harrison 20 for St. John's.
Jefferson finished with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Austin got 13 points and 13 rebounds.