Free throws cost Bears lead over CU BuffaloesJan. 22, 1997
Jennifer Paschal/ The Baylor Lariat
Freshman forward Jamie Kendrick, of Troup, goes for a reverse dunk in Tuesday night's loss to the Colorado Buffaloes.
By Jeff Huett
Lariat Sports Reporter
The 18th-ranked Colorado Buffaloes outlasted the Baylor Bears 74-70 and handed Baylor its sixth loss of the season Monday night in the Ferrell Special Events Center.
This loss makes the Bears' fourth loss in a row and five out of the last six. In front of 5,215 Bear fans, Baylor was behind early in the game.
However, with 6:04 remaining to play in the first half, Baylor drew the score to a 28-28 tie. From there, Baylor led for most of the remaining 36 minutes of the game, only to relinquish its lead late in the contest.
Doug Brandt, a Hastings, Neb., senior, played with thunder as he carried the Baylor team in the first half. He poured in 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds in the first half alone.
Brandt shot an amazing six for seven from inside the arc and two for three from three-point land. In the second half, he added another five points and pulled down seven additional rebounds.
With less than 30 seconds to play in the first half, Baylor added five points to their lead by a three-point basket by Leon Morris, a Houston freshman, and a buzzer beating put back by Roddrick Miller, a Temple junior.
The Bears went into the locker room at half-time claiming a 41-35 lead over Colorado.
Baylor came out in the second half and could not find the basket. The Bears could muster only 29 points in the final 20 minutes of play.
Trouble came for the Bears when with 8:04 left, Baylor picked up its seventh team foul. Colorado free throws late in the game spelled trouble for the Baylor club who shot 41.7 percent from the line. Colorado shot 100 percent from the free throw line in the first half and finished the game shooting 77.3 percent.
Colorado took the lead with 1:53 remaining in the game and would hold on to earn the win.
Brian Skinner, a Temple junior, finished the game with 13 points, five rebounds and three blocked shots. He was six for 16 from the floor and one for six from the charity stripe.
Baylor travels to Stillwater to battle conference foe Oklahoma St. on Saturday.
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