With an excellent final quarter of play, Baylor (19-14) defeated Wagner (23-10) 80-59. The Bears will take on the winner of Nebraska-Mississippi State in the next round. The time and date of that game has not been announced.
Early on Baylor demonstrated a decided talent advantage. The Bears were much quicker and longer. Wagner seemed to have little chance, but they battled all night.
Baylor built a giant lead in the first quarter. The Bears led 21-9 after one quarter. Despite seven turnovers and taking 12 fewer shots than Wagner, Baylor was firmly in control. The Bears worked the ball to Terry Maston and Jo Lual-Acuil, and the zone left Wagner firing long threes.
But Wagner fought back, courtesy of an 11-2 run. They hit some threes, and Baylor missed layups and free throws. With 5:00 left in the second quarter, Baylor led by just seven points.


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