Omot gets 30, No. 23 Baylor tops Randall 105-82 at Fort Hood

FORT HOOD, Texas Nuni Omot scored 30 points while Jo Lual-Acuil and freshman Tristan Clark notched double-doubles, leading No. 23 Baylor over Randall 105-82 in the Bears' return to Fort Hood on Saturday night.

Lual-Acuil had 19 points and 16 rebounds, Clark added 16 points and 11 boards and King McClure scored 23 for the Bears (7-2), who had lost two straight games. It was the third straight year Baylor had played at the sprawling Army post about an hour from the Waco campus.

Trey Sneed scored 29 points and Xavier Hunter added 23 for Randall (5-9), a small Oklahoma school in the National Christian College Athletic Association.

Randall was within seven points late in the first half after Hunter drove for a layup and Brad Ficken hit a 3-pointer for a 41-34 deficit. Baylor had two 3s to help push the lead back to 49-34 at halftime.

Omot was 6 of 8 from 3-point range and 12 of 17 overall as the Bears shot 57 percent from the field. Clark made seven of eight shots. Jake Lindsey scored 12 points, putting all five Baylor starters in double figures.

The Saints were within eight with 13 minutes left when McClure hit a 3-pointer to start a 14-2 run for a 79-59 lead. McClure had a layup to finish the run.

Tyson Jolly missed all five of his shots but led Baylor with 10 assists.


Randall: It was an impressive showing to keep the deficit inside 10 points well into the second half, fueled in part by shooting 46 percent (10 of 22) from 3-point range. Sneed and Hunter combined to go 7 of 14 from deep.

Baylor: After losing back-to-back games at Xavier and at home to No. 6 Wichita State, the Bears should have an easier time heading into Big 12 play. The conference opener is Dec. 29 at Texas Tech.


Randall: Southwest Region Conference opener at Ozark Christian College on Tuesday.

Baylor: Texas Southern at home Thursday.