College Station, TX – Pierre Jackson's three-pointer with ranked Bears 60 victory over Texas A&M on Wednesday.
Perry Jones III scored 15 points to lead Baylor (20-2, 7-2 Big 12) and Jackson had 14. The Bears won their third straight game to extend the best start to a season in program history.
David Loubeau led Texas A&M (12-9, 3-6) with 16 points while Ray Turner scored 13 with 11 rebounds.
It was the last time the teams will meet in the regular season as Big 12 rivals because Texas A&M is moving to the Southeastern Conference next season.
The Aggies took their first lead in more than 17 minutes on Turner's layup with 11:49 remaining, which made it 44-42 and capped a 19-4 run.
Several minutes after that, and with Texas A&M holding a 49-44 lead, the teams came together in a minor scuffle at halfcourt after Jackson jumped on a loose ball and called timeout for Baylor.
Players left their benches, but no fouls were called because of the timeout.
Later, Daniel Alexander knocked down a three-pointer that tied the game for Texas A&M at 58-58 with 2:13 remaining. On the Aggies' next trip down the court, Loubeau worked on Quincy Acy in the lane and scored on a right-handed hook shot to make it 60-58.
But Jackson buried a straightaway three-pointer at the other end to make it 61-60 and there was some confusion on Texas A&M's next possession.
The Aggies inbounded the ball to Elston Turner in the right corner and he spun around for a hasty three-pointer despite 9.3 seconds showing on the clock. He missed off the back of the rim and Jackson knocked down a pair of free throws at the other end for the final score.
Gary Franklin's three-pointer in the final minute gave Baylor a 36-25 lead at the break. It was the largest lead of the first half.
Both teams shot around 39 percent...Texas A&M holds a 127-78 advantage in the all-time series, which dates back to the 1914-15 season, but Baylor has won five straight meetings including a 61-52 victory on January 2.