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Love drops career-high 23 points for No. 9 Baylor in win over Nicholls

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WACO, Texas (AP) — Langston Love made five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 23 points, and No. 9 Baylor never trailed in a 108-70 victory over Nicholls on Tuesday night.

RayJ Dennis, a senior transfer from Toledo, had 14 points and 10 assists for his first double-double with the Bears (7-0). Jayden Nunn chipped in 13 points and Caleb Lohner 12.

All 12 Bears players scored, and all but one had a rebound as Baylor shot 57% (38 of 67) from the field overall, 61% (14 of 23) on 3-pointers and eclipsed 100 points for the first time since a 117-53 win over Mississippi Valley State on Nov. 7, 2022.

Robert Brown III scored 17 points for the Colonels (2-5). Micah Thomas had 16 points, Jamal West 15 and Byron Ireland 11.

Nicholls was within 15-13 on a jumper by West before Bears went on a 16-5 run, a 4 1/2-minute span that included 3-pointers by Nunn, Lohner and Miro Little. That was part of a bigger 35-12 spurt to end the first half for a 50-25 lead. Baylor also scored the first seven points after halftime.


Baylor completed its November schedule with a 7-0 record. That’s par for the course over the last four seasons as the Bears have gone 22-1 in November games. Dennis was coming off a 24-point, eight-assist performance in a 95-91 win over Florida on Friday that earned him MVP honors at the NIT Season Tip-Off Tournament in Brooklyn.


Nicholls plays its third straight road game Saturday against Louisiana Tech.

Baylor will try to stay unbeaten when it hosts Northwestern on Saturday, one of three games remaining at the Ferrell Center before moving into its new arena on Jan. 2.


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