AP Basketball Writer
WACO, Texas (AP) - Lester Medford had 17 points, Rico Gathers provided the rim-rocking highlight in a game-clinching run and No. 21 Baylor went on to a 69-58 victory over No. 19 Oklahoma on Saturday night.
Medford hit a 3-pointer in a late 10-0 run that finally put the Bears (15-4, 3-3 Big 12) ahead to stay. Then came a long defensive rebound by Kenny Chery and a pass ahead to Royce O'Neale, who grabbed the ball while in the air and in one motion passed to Gathers for a run-punctuating slam for a 56-49 lead.
Chery's 3-pointer with 6:45 left had tied the game at 49. Oklahoma (12-7, 3-4) didn't score again until Frank Booker's 3-pointer with 3:29 left ended a 4½-minute scoring drought.
Chery finished with 13 points. Taurean Prince had 12 and O'Neale 10.
Buddy Hield and Jordan Woodard had 12 points each for the Sooners.
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