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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.