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Butler leads Baylor past OSU

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Baylor guard Jared Butler (12) goes to the basket in front of Oklahoma State forward Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe, rear, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday in Stillwater. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer

STILLWATER (AP) — Baylor’s depth and experience eventually overwhelmed an Oklahoma State team that was missing star freshman Cade Cunningham due to COVID-19 protocols.

Jared Butler scored 22 points, and the second-ranked Bears rallied from a halftime deficit to beat Oklahoma State 81-66 on Saturday.

Cunningham, the Big 12 Conference’s leading scorer, hasn’t been practicing. He was cleared for activity on Saturday, but coach Mike Boynton said Cunningham wasn’t ready to play. Key reserve Rondel Walker also sat out with an arm injury, leaving Oklahoma State with eight players available.

The Cowboys still pushed the Bears, leading in the early minutes of the second half before Baylor took control.


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