Baylor struggles, rallies to beat SC Upstate 73-57

Baylor struggles, rallies to beat SC Upstate 73-57
December 17, 2012, 10:15 pm
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Baylor's Pierre Jackson (55) reaches in on South Carolina-Upstate's Adrian Rodgers (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/The Waco Tribune-Herald, Rod Aydelotte)

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WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor struggled in the first half, took an early lead in the second and rallied to beat South Carolina Upstate 73-57 on Monday night.

Cory Jefferson led Baylor (7-3) with 17 points. Pierre Jackson scored 15, A.J. Walton had 10 points and Isaiah Austin had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

It was the second consecutive double-double for Austin, who recorded 23 points and 17 rebounds in Baylor's win over Lamar on Dec. 12, a performance that earned him Big 12 Conference rookie of the week honors.

USC Upstate (4-6) was led by Ricardo Glenn with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Torrey Craig had 14 points and Adrian Rogers scored 10.

This was the first-ever meeting of the two teams.