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Hot-shooting forward lifts Baylor, 78-64, past Texas in rematch

Shaquille Cleare led the Longhorns in scoring for the first time since he arrived in Austin with 14 points in a TKTK home loss to Baylor (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

Shaquille Cleare led the Longhorns in scoring for the first time since he arrived in Austin with 14 points in a 78-64 home loss to Baylor (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN, Texas — No. 25 Baylor made 32 of 51 shots from the floor Saturday in a 78-64 win against 24th-ranked Texas, but that 56.1 shooting percentage paled in comparison to the performance turned in by Bears’ forward Johnathan Motley.

Motley scored 24 points and made his first 11 field goal attempts on the way to a 12-of-13 showing that help propel Baylor to a crucial win that was more lopsided than the final outcome indicated.

The Bears, with Motley scoring 12 points, took

 

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .