With No. 1 Baylor's offense struggling, the team's defense locked in and helped the Bears win again.
Baylor, producing its lowest point total of the season, beat Texas 52-45 Monday night for its 21st straight victory — one short of the Big 12 record set by Kansas in 1997.
Baylor leads the Big 12 in scoring defense and ranks third in field goal defense. The Bears rank fourth nationally in kenpom.com's defensive efficiency ratings.
“Defensively, they are phenomenal,” Texas coach Shaka Smart said. “They have such a physicality about them.”
MaCio Teague scored 11 points, and Devonte Bandoo added 10 for the Bears.
Baylor (22-1, 11-0 Big 12) wrested control with a 13-0 push that put the Bears ahead 42-27 with 9:28 remaining.
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