By Shehan Jeyarajah
No. 20 Baylor basketball defeated Charleston Southern 69-64 on Wednesday night at the Ferrell Center.
Senior power forward Cory Jefferson led with 16 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks on the night for Baylor.
Sophomore center Isaiah Austin had 16 points, eight rebounds and six blocks. Senior guard Sheldon Strickland led CSU with 14 points on 4-for-5 from three in the loss.
The Buccaneers hit 12 three-pointers to keep things close in the loss. Baylor won the rebounding battle 44-28 and held CSU to 34.9 percent from the field while shooting 41.2 percent themselves.
Baylor will depart to the Maui Invitational where they will play Chaminade on Monday night in Hawaii.