Gathers over 1,000 rebounds, Baylor beats Oklahoma St 79-62
Ponca City Now - January 6, 2016 9:47 am
WACO, Texas (AP) – Al Freeman scored 21 points, Rico Gathers had a double-double while becoming the first Baylor player with 1,000 career rebounds, and the Bears beat Oklahoma State 79-62 on Tuesday night.
Gathers had 17 points and 17 rebounds, giving him 1,005 for his career and making him the eighth Big 12 player to reach 1,000 rebounds.
Freeman had 14 of his points before halftime when Baylor (11-3, 1-1 Big 12) led by as many as 18 points.
Oklahoma State (9-5, 1-1) cut the gap to 59-56 midway through the second half after Jeffrey Carroll made a 3-pointer, and then had a steal that led to a layup by Chris Olivier.
The Bears then scored 17 consecutive points, including a 3-pointer by Freeman, and a run-ending tip-in by Gathers for a 76-56 lead with just over three minutes left.
Carroll led the Cowboys with 15 points, and Jeff Newberry had 10.