AUSTIN, Texas — MaCio Teague scored 11 points, Devonte Bandoo added 10 and No. 1 Baylor defeated Texas 52-45 Monday night for its 21st straight victory, one short of the Big 12 record set by Kansas in 1997.
Baylor (22-1, 11-0 Big 12) wrested control with a 13-0 push that put the Bears ahead 42-27 with 9:28 remaining. Five players scored for Baylor during that stretch.
Texas (14-10, 4-7) trailed by 16 with less than seven minutes left. Then Coleman and Jones hit consecutive 3-pointers, and Jones made a three-point play and suddenly the Longhorns found themselves down by seven.
But Jared Butler responded by making an open 3-pointer with 4:49 left after Baylor navigated through Texas' defensive press. Baylor led 22-16 after a first half of inept offense.
Matt Coleman led Texas with 11 points, and Andrew Jones scored 10. Texas shot a season low 30.5% from the field.
The Bears shot 34.5% from the field, including 2-for-8 on 3-pointers.
Texas was even worse, converting 24 percent, missing 5 of 6 3-pointers and 3 of 4 free throws while. The Longhorns also committed seven turnovers while producing their lowest point total in a half this season and the fewest against Baylor.
The Bears are off to the program's best start in conference play and tied for the longest conference win streak in program history, with the 1946 team which lost its first conference game and won the remaining 11.
Baylor can tie Kansas for the longest overall win streak by a Big 12 Conference team with a win against West Virginia on Saturday, which would be its 22nd.