— Baylor Basketball (@BaylorMBB) January 29, 2019
The Baylor Bears on Monday night continued their surprising ascent in the Big 12 standings with an easy 77-47 road victory at Oklahoma.
Baylor is 5-1 and has won five straight in the wake of a season-ending knee injury to starting center Tristan Clark, a sophomore from Wagner.
With the victory over Oklahoma, Baylor moved into a tie for first in the conference with Kansas and Kansas State.
The Bears used a 30-8 run in the first half to break the game open, taking a 37-16 lead on a jumper by Freddie Gillespie with 2:42 left in the half.
Trailing by 18 at intermission, the Sooners never got closer than 16 in the second half.
Eleven players scored for the Bears, who shot 54.4 percent and were led by Makai Mason’s 12 points.
Baylor limited Oklahoma to 27.3 percent from the field.
Baylor 14-6, 5-2
Oklahoma 15-6, 3-5