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Baylor Wins

Baylor guard Curtis Jerrells had this to say after the five overtime, three and half hour, 116-110 marathon win against Texas A&M last night:

“I’m tired.”

After playing essentially three halves of basketball—and an overtime for good measure—I’d say everybody, including the trainers were tired. So what does 65 minutes of basketball get you besides dog-tired players? A closer look that some of the stats reveals some eye-opening numbers:

- 4 players logged over 50 minutes of floor time

- 2 A&M players played for 57 minutes

- 191 shots were taken between the teams

- Each team made 35 field goals a piece

- Shot a combined 106 free-throws

- Made 85

- Combined for 120 rebounds and 37 assists

- Committed a combined 69 fouls (over one a minute)

- Shot 57 3-point shots

- A&M made 4 in 65 minutes of basketball.. That’s right, four

- Baylor made only 7, making them a combined 11-57 from 3-point range

- 17 blocked shots

- 30 turnovers (one almost every two minutes)

- 8 players fouled out

- 9 players with double digit scoring… Jerrells led all scorers with 36 points

The game was the longest in Big 12 history, eclipsing the Texas/Oklahoma State triple overtime from last year.