Postseason NIT - Recap - Baylor Defeats Iowa 74-54
|Postseason NIT - Recap - Baylor Defeats Iowa 74-54|
The battle between Baylor and Iowa didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Iowa was handed a 74-54 defeat on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.
Baylor was a 2.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.
Baylor got 23 points from Cory Jefferson and another 17 points from Pierre Jackson. Pierre Jackson contributed 10 assists, while Isaiah Austin cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Iowa got a 13-point performance from Mike Gesell, who was supported by 12 points from Aaron White. Roy Devyn Marble had 4 assists in a losing cause for Iowa, while Zach McCabe grabbed 7 rebounds.
Baylor led at halftime, 27-22.
The rebound battle favored Iowa as they grabbed 39 boards, while Baylor only had 38.