Dallas, TX – On a bad day for unbeatens, Baylor remained unscathed in what is quickly becoming a historic season.
Pierre Jackson's uncontested layup with 28.8 seconds to play led sixth-ranked Baylor past No. 15 Mississippi State, 54-52, in a hard-fought affair at American Airlines Center.
Jackson paced Baylor with 14 points, Quincy Miller chipped in with 12 and Brady Heslip donated 11 for the Bears, who are 13-0 for the first time in school history. Perry Jones III contributed eight points and six boards on a night that saw other undefeated teams, Louisville and Indiana, fall from the dwindling list.
Renardo Sidney and Jalen Steele each scored 10 points for Mississippi State (12-2), which settled for Rodney Hood's forced jumper that was partially blocked in the final seconds.