NCAA hoops: Udoh leads Baylor past Sam Houston State 68-59
By BRETT MARTEL
AP Sports Writer
NEW ORLEANS — Ekpe Udoh had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Baylor won an NCAA tournament game for the first time in 50 years by beating Sam Houston State 68-59 on Thursday.
Udoh also had five assists, two blocks and two steals for the third-seeded Bears (26-7), who broke open a close game down the stretch. Their first-round victory in the South Regional was their first in the tournament since beating BYU in 1950.
LaceDarius Dunn scored 13 points for Baylor. His short, spinning fade and one-handed jam fueled a late 8-0 run that clinched it.
Gilberto Clavell had 23 points and Preston Brown added 13 for 14th seed Sam Houston State (25-8), which tied it at 55 on a short floater by Ashton Mitchell with 3:48 to go.
The game remained tied until Quincy Acy dunked to put Baylor ahead for good with 2:30 left.