HOUSTON — Baylor knocked off 10th-seeded Saint Mary's 72-49 on Friday night behind 28 points from LaceDarius Dunn and an exemplary all-around effort from Tweety Carter.
Coach Scott Drew, the man behind the Baylor reclamation project, couldn't help but smile in the closing minutes as the Bears pushed their school record for wins in a season to 28.
The win in the South Regional semifinal eliminated tournament darling Omar Samhan and Saint Mary's, the tiny school from Moraga, Calif., that showed last week it could play with the big boys.
Samhan finished with 15 points and Ben Allen had 16 points for the Gaels.
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