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NCAA Game Summary - South Carolina at Baylor

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Waco, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Brady Heslip knocked down five 3-pointers and netted 18 points as No. 23 Baylor edged South Carolina, 66-64, on Tuesday afternoon.

Kenny Chery split a pair from the foul line to give Baylor a 66-64 lead with 21 seconds remaining. Sindarius Thornwell, who poured in a game-high 20 points for South Carolina, wasn't able to convert on a right baseline drive at the other end. He then snatched his own miss following a scrum, but again didn't get his shot to drop.

Michael Carrera then grabbed the offensive rebound and was fouled on a shot attempt. Following a review, though, it was shown that Carrera was unable to get his shot off before the final horn.

Baylor didn't make a field goal in the final 7:14 of the contest, while the Gamecocks were held without a bucket for the last 4:20.

Neither squad led by more than five points in a tilt that saw 55 fouls.

Isaiah Austin added 14 points for the Bears (2-0), who were just 22-of-41 (53.7 percent) from the foul line and shot 38 percent (19-of-50) from the floor, but outrebounded the Gamecocks 46-35.

Brenton Williams had 12 points off the bench for South Carolina (1-1), which defeated Longwood in its season opener on Saturday.

The Gamecocks held a 39-38 advantage at the break and began the second half on a 6-2 spurt, which Thornwell capped with a layup for a 45-40 South Carolina margin.

Heslip concluded a 6-2 flurry with a triple to give Baylor a 49-48 lead minutes later and his three midway through the half staked the Bears a 58-54 cushion.

Thornwell's jumper with 4:20 left, which was the final field goal by either team, knotted the contest at 64-64.

GAME NOTES:
Taurean Prince had eight points and 12 rebounds for the Bears ... Heslip was 5-of-10 from beyond the arc ... The Gamecocks shot 36 percent (18-of-50) from the floor.

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