Baylor beats Mizzou 100-89 as Tigers blow 13-point lead

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.

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.