WACO, Texas - Another good but not good enough game for Leo Lyons. Another loss for Missouri.
The Tigers - up by 13 points with 13 and a half minutes to play - frittered that lead and eventually the game away.
Da Bears, 100, Da Tigers 89.
Lyons - who scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds in a two-point loss to Oklahoma State on Tuesday - was nearly as good on Saturday.
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He finished with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Just imagine if he can average those kind of numbers next season as a senior.
As for this season? Well, Missouri dropped to 15-14 and 5-9 in the Big 12. Because of tie breakers, Missouri can now finish no higher than eighth in the Big 12 regular season.
Missouri led 49-45 at the half because Lyons scored 14 points in the first 20 minutes and grabbed eight rebounds.
The Tigers - with DeMarre Carroll coming on strong in the second half on the way to 16 points - led 69-56 with 13:31 left.
Baylor - with seven players scoring in double figures led by Henry Dugat’s 18 - roared back and past Missouri. From MU’s 13-point lead, Baylor closed the game outscoring the Tigers 44-20.
Baylor improved to 20-8 and 8-6 in the league, fourth place heading into Saturday night’s KU-K-State game.