College of Charleston stuns No. 24 Baylor

  • Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2012 12:31 a.m., Updated: Sunday, November 25, 2012 12:32 a.m.
Baylor's Isaiah Austin (21) is defended by College of Charleston Anthony Thomas (3) and Adjehi Baru (1) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday Nov. 24, 2012 in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)

WACO, Texas — Willis Hall scored six consecutive points for the College of Charleston to break the final tie and the Cougars held on for a 63-59 upset at 24th-ranked Baylor on Saturday night.

The Cougars (3-2) won against a Top 25 team for the first time since an overtime home victory over No. 9 North Carolina on Jan. 4, 2010. Their only other road win against a ranked team was at Georgia Tech in January 1993.

Hall had 12 points, with eight free throws. The last came with 2.4 seconds left after grabbing a rebound.

Pierre Jackson’s 21 points led Baylor (4-2), which had won 29 consecutive home games against non-conference teams.

Hall’s two free throws with 3:22 left snapped a 55-all tie. His layup and jumper stretched the lead to 61-55.

The Cougars will remain on the road for the month of November with a non-conference matchup with rival Charleston Southern (1-4) on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Buc Dome.

COLL. OF CHARLESTON (3-2): Baru 3-8 2-2 8, Thomas 5-9 0-3 11, W. Hall 2-5 8-10 12, Lawrence 3-6 1-2 10, Stitt 4-8 1-3 10, Sundberg 1-2 0-0 3, N. Johnson 3-4 0-0 9, T. Johnson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-43 12-20 63.

BAYLOR (4-2): Jefferson 3-7 0-1 6, Austin 6-11 0-3 12, Franklin 1-6 2-2 5, Walton 3-7 0-0 7, Jackson 8-21 3-4 21, Rose 0-1 0-0 0, Gathers 1-4 2-4 4, Morgan 2-2 0-1 4, Prince 0-0 0-0 0, Bello 0-2 0-0 0, Neubert 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-61 7-15 59.

Half—Chas. 31-26. 3-Point Goals—Charleston 9-18 (N. Johnson 3-3, Lawrence 3-5, Sundberg 1-2, Thomas 1-3, Stitt 1-3, W. Hall 0-1, T. Johnson 0-1), Baylor 4-17 (Jackson 2-7, Walton 1-3, Franklin 1-5, Jefferson 0-1, Austin 0-1). Fouled Out—Austin. Rebs—Charleston 37 (Baru 15), Baylor 34 (Jefferson, Walton 6). Assists— Charleston 13 (Lawrence 7), Baylor 10 (Jackson 5). Total Fouls—Chas. 15, Baylor 19. A—5,768.

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