Charleston pulls off 63-59 upset at No. 24 Baylor

Charleston pulls off 63-59 upset at No. 24 Baylor
November 24, 2012, 11:19 pm
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College of Charleston's Andrew Lawrence (4), right, is pressured by Baylor's A.J. Walton (22), left, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday Nov. 24, 2012, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune Herald, Rod Aydelotte)


WACO, Texas (AP) Willis Hall scored six consecutive points for the College of Charleston to break the final tie and the Cougars held on for a 63-59 upset at 24th-ranked Baylor on Saturday night.

The Cougars (3-2) won against a Top 25 team for the first time since an overtime home victory over No. 9 North Carolina on Jan. 4, 2010. Their only other road win against a ranked team was at Georgia Tech in January 1993.

Hall had 12 points, with eight free throws. The last came with 2.4 seconds left after grabbing a rebound.

Pierre Jackson's 21 points led Baylor (4-2), which had won 29 consecutive home games against non-conference teams.

Hall's two free throws with 3:22 left snapped a 55-all tie. His layup and jumper stretched the lead to 61-55.