Johnathan Motley scored 24 points to help No. 6 Baylor hold off Oklahoma State, 72-69, on Wednesday night at Stillwater, Okla.
The Bears (21-3, 8-3 Big 12 Conference) led by 13 points with 4 minutes 13 seconds to play but pressure defense by the Cowboys (15-9, 4-7) made it a close game.
The Cowboys could have taken the lead in the final minute, but Baylor’s Jo Lual-Acuil blocked Jawun Evans’ layup. After Baylor’s Manu Lecomte made two free throws with 14 seconds to play, Evans and Phil Forte missed three-point shots that could have tied the score.
Jeffrey Carroll scored 20 points and Jawun Evans had 16 for the Cowboys, who had won five games in a...