Cory Jefferson scored 23 points on Thursday night to lead Baylor to their first NIT men’s college basketball title in a 74-54 win over Iowa at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The Bears’ Pierre Jackson completed his fourth consecutive double-double with 17 points and 10 assists. Isaiah Austin added 15 points and blocked five shots. Baylor finished the year at 23-14.
Mike Gesell paced Iowa (25-13) with 13 points.