If you didn't know who Brady Heslip was before Saturday night, well, you do now. The Baylor Bears guard scored 27 points, all of those points coming on nine three-pointers, to defeat the Colorado Buffaloes, 80-63.
The Buffaloes entered the second half down by two points, 37-35, but had taken a 57-56 lead midway through the second half. For the next two-and-one-half minutes the Bears and the Buffaloes battled closely, but after Austin Dufault's layup closed the deficit to one point, 61-60, Baylor went on a 19-3 run to end the game. The Bears made four three-pointers during that stretch, including two by Heslip.
Colorado's Askia Booker led the team with 14 points while Andre Roberson added 13 points and eight rebounds. Carlon Brown Dufault and Carlon Brown added 14 and 13 points, respectively.
The Bears received solid performances outside of Heslip's sharpshooting: Pierre Jackson scored 15 points and grabbed 10 assists; Quincy Acy added seven points and 10 rebounds; and the bench put in 16 points.
Colorado finishes the season with a 24-11 record, a 1-1 trip to the NCAA Tournament and a Pac-12 Tournament title.
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