By CLIFF BRUNT
AP Sports Writer
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Rico Gathers scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half to help No. 17 Baylor defeat Oklahoma State 69-65 on Wednesday night.
Gathers also had nine rebounds and made a critical free throw in the closing seconds. The preseason all-Big 12 selection had scored in single digits three of his previous five games and scored just two points Saturday against No. 1 Oklahoma.
Taurean Prince scored 17 points and Lester Medford added 12 for the Bears (16-4, 6-2 Big 12), who moved into a tie with West Virginia and Oklahoma atop the conference standings.
It's just the third time in 20 years Baylor has swept the regular-season series with the Cowboys.
Chris Olivier scored 17 points, Leyton Hammonds scored 12 and freshman Jawun Evans had nine points and a season-high 10 assists for the Cowboys (10-10, 2-6).
This story has been corrected to show that Baylor is tied atop conference standings, not a half-game out.