Flagler, No. 6 Baylor rally late, top No. 14 Gonzaga 64-63

Adam Flagler hit a pair of 3s as No. 6 Baylor scored the last eight points of the game to edge past No. 14 Gonzaga 64-63 on Friday night.

SIOUX FALLS, SD (AP) — Adam Flagler hit a pair of 3s as No. 6 Baylor scored the final eight points of the game to edge past No. 14 Gonzaga 64-63 on Friday night.

Gonzaga’s Rasir Bolton missed a wild, propulsive layup attempt on the buzzer.

The Bears (6-2) trailed 63-56 before Flagler hit a 3-pointer with 1:33 left. Playing Flagler’s 3 by just over a minute reduced Baylor’s lead to 63-62.

After Gonzaga’s shot clock was broken, Flagler’s 3-point attempt for the lead was wide, but teammate Jalen Bridges was fouled on the rebound attempt by Drew Timme. Bridges hit two free throws with 16 seconds left for the lead.

The Zags (5-3) had one last chance when Bolton caught an inbound pass near his own foul line with 4.6 seconds left. He drove the lane, but his off-balance shot went off the glass and missed as the buzzer sounded.

Freshman Keyonte George had 18 points and seven rebounds for Baylor. Flagler had 11 points and Langston Love added 10.

Malchi Smith scored 16 points for Gonzaga. Anton Watson added a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Timme had nine points.

Baylor led by as much as 12 points in the first half before Gonzaga closed to five at the break.

BIG PICTURE

Baylor: The win was a major setback for Baylor after his 26-point loss to Marquette earlier in the week. The loss was the Bears’ most one-sided since they fell to Kansas 82-56 in 2007

Gonzaga: After being ranked #2 in the AP preseason poll earlier in the season, the Zags have now lost two out of three.

NEXT

Baylor: The Bears return home on Tuesday to host Tarleton before taking on Washington State for the Pac 12 Coast-to-Coast Challenge on Sunday in Dallas.

Gonzaga: The Bulldogs return to Spokane for three straight games starting Monday when they face Kent State for the first time in school history.

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Emma Bowman

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