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Baylor overcomes Auburn, moves into NIT semifinals

By: AP
By: AP

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Curtis Jerrells grabbed a key rebound then
made 1-of-2 free throws with 6.9 seconds left, helping Baylor to
advance to the semifinals of the NIT with a 74-72 win Tuesday
night.

Kevin Rogers added 19 points and nine rebounds to help the Bears
(23-14) extend their improbable run after finishing ninth in the
Big 12 Conference and going 59 years without a postseason win.

The Tigers (24-12), who matched the second-best win total in
program history, had two chances in the final seconds to at least
tie it.

Trailing 73-72, Auburn forced a turnover on the inbound pass
with 16 seconds left. DeWayne Reed attempted a leaner and was
fouled, but missed both free throws and Jerrells rebounded the
second.

Rasheem Barrett's 3-point try bounced off the left side of the
rim at the buzzer.


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