Fort Worth, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - It took an extra session, but No. 21 Baylor prevailed over TCU, 66-59, on Saturday.
Defenses shined in this game with the teams combining to shoot 33.6 percent and make just 3-of-25 from behind the arc.
Taurean Prince scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Bears (12-3, 1-2 Big 12), and Rico Gathers added 17 points and a career-high 18 boards.
The Horned Frogs (13-3, 0-3) lost for the third straight game after finishing non-conference play undefeated. They have now lost 21 games in a row in Big 12 play.
Kyan Anderson tallied 16 points for TCU, its only player to reach double figures.
The entire game was played in a 12-point window in which neither team led by more than five until the Bears hit four free throws in the final 10 seconds of OT.
With shots not falling from the floor, the teams needed to get to the line, but they are each among the worst free throw-shooting teams in the country. Baylor made 31-of-46 shots from the charity stripe, and TCU made just 15-of-28 attempts.
"I thought TCU defensively was outstanding," said Baylor coach Scott Drew. "The good thing is we found a way down late to come back and get a win in the Big 12. At the end of the day, it's tough to win the game let alone a road game."
TCU took its biggest lead with 4:46 to go in regulation on Amric Fields' layup, but a Prince dunk and Lester Medford three-point play tied the game.
With 1:21 to go, Karviar Shepherd's jumper broke a 51-51 tie, but Kenny Chery's shot at the other end brought Baylor even.
Baylor had possession of the ball with an approximate one-second difference between the shot and game clock, but TCU forced a shot clock violation with less than a second in regulation.
Video replay showed 1.7 seconds remained for TCU to try and win in regulation. However, after Anderson received the inbounds pass, he stumbled and could not get a shot off.
The Bears never trailed in overtime after Chery hit a pair of free throws on their first possession. The Frogs shot just 1-of-6 from the field in OT.
"We are a better team than we have shown, especially with free throws and turnovers. We just have to fix that," said Anderson.
A back-and-forth first half ended in a 28-28 tie. After Baylor made three of its first four shots from the field, it made just two of its next 17.
Kenrich Williams' jumper with 4:37 to go in the first half put TCU up 21-19, but the Horned Frogs did not hit from the field again before the break.
TCU is 0-6 against Baylor since joining the Big 12 ... Baylor outrebounded TCU, 49-41 ... Bears other than Gathers and Prince combined to shoot 7-of-34 ... Anderson hit both of TCU's triples ... The Bears host Iowa State on Wednesday while Texas Tech waits until next Saturday to travel to Texas Tech.