NCAA Basketball

McClure helps give Drew his 300th Baylor win

NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) - King McClure scored a career-high 27 points to lead Baylor to third place in the Emerald Coast Classic with a 72-61 victory over George Mason on Saturday.

It was Scott Drew's 300th victory in 15 years as coach of the Bears. He is among 17 active coaches who have hit that milestone with their present teams.

Looking on was his father, Homer Drew, who notched 317 wins at Valparaiso and 640 in his career before retiring. The younger Drew has 320 career wins including his one season at Valparaiso.

McClure shot 8 of 17 from the field including 5 of 11 on 3-pointers. Makai Mason added 18 points for Baylor (4-2)

Otis Livingston led George Mason (2-5) with 26 points. Jarred Reuter added 15.

Baylor was ahead by just a point, 28-27, at the intermission after six lead changes and three ties in the first half. McClure scored nine straight in just over a minute as Baylor went from four down to five ahead at 26-21 with 2:54 left in the half.

McClure began his run with a pair of free throws then he grabbed a steal and dunked, hit a 3 pointer and finished with a layup. The Patriots, however, outscored the Bears 6-2 to close the half.

George Mason retook the lead at 32-30 early in the second half, but McClure then put Baylor ahead for good with another 3-pointer.

Updated November 24, 2018

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