Nov. 23, 2016
Upset Alert: Baylor beats #4 Oregon
Johnathan Motley and the Baylor Bears got quite an early-season confidence boost, their first-ever non-conference home win over a top-five opponent.
And it counts even though fourth-ranked Oregon was without preseason All-America forward Dillon Brooks, their 6'7 junior who was their leading scorer last season but is still recovering from off season foot surgery.
Motley, who was suspended for the opener, scored 17 points in his season debut as Baylor beat the Ducks 66-49 on Tuesday night.
Motley missed the season opener for Baylor (2-0) after violating an NCAA rule by playing in an improper summer league game.
Trailing by 10 at the break, Oregon (1-1) got within 33-32 on Boucher's dunk to cap a second half-opening 9-0 run. The Ducks had the ball again with the chance to go ahead after Ennis' steal, but then turned it over.
That led to Wainright's layup from Lecomte's ally-oop pass, and Baylor started to stretch the lead again.
Lecomte had 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting that included four 3-pointers. Lual-Acuil grabbed 14 rebounds and had seven blocked shots for Baylor.
Ennis led Oregon with 16 points, and Boucher finished with 12. Jordan Bell had 11 rebounds.
The Ducks quickly led 3-0 when Boucher hit from long range on the game's first shot, before they then missed six in a row. Motley made his first shot of the season and Lecomte a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, and Baylor never trailed again.