Baylor down early, rallies for 79-64 win over BYU

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Baylor\'s Isaiah Austin, center, lets out a yell between Brigham Youngs\' Ian Howard, left, and Nate Austin (33) after being fouled in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)


WACO, Texas (AP) — Pierre Jackson had 16 points and nine assists, and all five Baylor starters finished with double-figure scoring, two of them also with at least 10 rebounds, as the Bears rallied for a 79-64 victory over BYU on Friday night.

The Bears (8-3) trailed by as many as 11 points in the first 7½ minutes of the game but took control with a 21-2 run over the final 7½ minutes of the first half.

Baylor took the lead for good on Gary Franklin's 3-pointer, breaking a 31-31 tie with 2:05 left in the first half. Another Franklin 3-pointer just before halftime made it 40-31.

Brandon Davies had 26 points and 17 rebounds for BYU (8-4).

Isaiah Austin, a 7-foot freshman, had 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Cory Jefferson had 13 points and 16 rebounds.