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Northwestern basketball holds on for 74-70 victory at Baylor

Northwestern forward Jared Swopshire (12) grabs rebound against Baylor guard Brady Heslip (5) Isaiah Aust(21) first half an NCAA college

Northwestern forward Jared Swopshire (12) grabs a rebound against Baylor guard Brady Heslip (5) and Isaiah Austin (21) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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WACO, Texas — Reggie Hearn had 17 points with 10 rebounds and Northwestern snapped a two-game losing streak with a 74-70 win Tuesday night at Baylor, which was coming off a win at Kentucky.

Hearn made two layups for the Wildcats when they opened the second half with an 11-1 run. Northwestern (7-2) barely hung on after building an 18-point lead.

Baylor (5-3) was within 70-67 when Pierre Jackson made two free throws with 23 seconds left after a midcourt turnover by Northwestern on an inbound pass. Dave Sobolewski made a free throw with 17 seconds left after Northwestern had missed six free throws in a row.

Jackson had 18 points to lead Baylor, which lost its second home game in a row.

Drew Crawford had 19 points for Northwestern.



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