Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Baylor raises home run to 12

Baylor’s Taurean Prince Bears dunks for two of his 15 points in a win against Savannah State.

Getty Images

Baylor’s Taurean Prince Bears dunks for two of his 15 points in a win against Savannah State.

WACO, Texas — Taurean Prince believes he's starting to better understand his role with Baylor. The results back him up.

For the second consecutive game Prince came off the bench to provide a spark for the No. 9 Bears, scoring 12 of his 15 points in the first half of an 80-50 win over Savannah State on Friday.

Cory Jefferson scored 13 for Baylor (12-1), and Isaiah Austin and Rico Gathers each scored 11 as the Bears won their 12th consecutive home game.

"It's just a learning process, and I'm just trying to find where I fit and try to be the best at what I do," said Prince, a sophomore. In his freshman year, he played in 24 games but didn't start.

Baylor improved to 25-9 in January since 2009-10. The Bears' only loss this season was to then-No. 8 Syracuse in Hawaii in November.

N. Illinois 65, Bethune-Cookman 51: Clemmye Owens sank a pair of 3-pointers and finished with 19 points, but his visiting Wildcats (2-15) lost for the 13th straight time.

No. 19 North Carolina: Sophomore center Joel James (sprained knee ligament) is not likely to play Sunday when the team opens ACC play at Wake Forest, but coach Roy Williams wouldn't completely rule him out just yet.


No. 4 Stanford 96, Oregon 66: Chiney Ogwumike had 33 points and 14 rebounds to become the Pac-12's all-time leading rebounder as the Cardinal (12-1, 1-0) won the conference opener for both schools. Ogwumike has 1,271 rebounds and moved past Kayla Pedersen's previous conference and Stanford record of 1,266.

No. 7 Louisville: Guard Antonita Slaughter, who collapsed last month because of a blood clot, was cleared to play as early as today against Cincinnati. At first, coach Jeff Walz said Slaughter would miss the rest of the season after she collapsed on the bench against Missouri State. Further tests at the Mayo Clinic determined the clot had cleared and that medication was no longer required.

Baylor raises home run to 12 01/03/14 [Last modified: Saturday, January 4, 2014 12:35am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Rays set to activate Tommy Hunter from DL


    The Rays plan to activate RHP Tommy Hunter from the DL for Thursday's series finale against the Angels.

  2. Steven Souza Jr. snaps out of slump as Rays defeat Angels (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — After Tuesday's shutout loss to the Angels, Steven Souza Jr. stood in front of his locker and talked about his need to contribute to the offense.

    Tampa Bay Rays catcher Jesus Sucre (45) hugs right fielder Steven Souza Jr. (20) in the dugout after his two run home run in the second inning of the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Angels at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
  3. Tom Jones: Rays made right move sending Blake Snell to minors

    The Heater

    tom jones' two cents


    Blake Snell’s struggles on the mound were only one of the reasons the Rays sent him to the minors; some other red flags existed. [WILL VRAGOVIC   |   Times]
  4. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Wednesday's Rays-Angels game

    The Heater

    Rookie RHP Ryne Stanek has had his early struggles, but Wednesday he showed his high-octane potential, working around a one-out walk to strike out the mighty Mike Trout (on a 98.4 mph fastball) and legendary Albert Pujols (98.7), both swinging.

  5. Rays journal: More bullpen changes as Diego Moreno heads to DL

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays bullpen has another new look.

    Rays reliever Diego Moreno, pitching Sunday against the Yankees, heads the DL with shoulder bursitis.