Senior forward Quincy Acy put together, probably, his best collegiate performance at the most perfect time Friday, as he scored a team-high 20 points and collected a game-best 15 rebounds to help the No. 3-seeded Baylor Bears down No. 10 Xavier Musketeers, 75-70, in a NCAA Tournament, Sweet 16 contest. The Bears (30-7) move onto the South Regional final to face either No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats or No. 4 Indiana Hoosiers on Sunday.
Junior guard Pierre Jackson scored 16 points and sophomore forward Perry Jones III added 14 for Baylor, which shot 50-percent from the floor. The night, however, belonged to Acy, who put on a clinic on how to compile dunk-highlight video, as well as, dominating the boards all night.
Trailing by as much as 18 points earlier in the first half, Xavier (23-13) trimmed Baylor's lead to just three points, 63-60, with less than 30 seconds remaining.
The Musketeers couldn't complete the comeback, as Bears' sophomore guard Brady Heslip netted four of his 11 total points at the free throw line to cement the victory. Xavier may have been able to won the contest if they didn't shoot 3-for-14 from behind the 3-point line.
Overall, Xavier senior guard Tu Holloway finished with a game-high 22 points in his final collegiate contest, while junior guard Mark Lyons added 16.
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