NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Nate Carter scored a season-high 22 points to lead Oklahoma to a 91-51 win over Baylor on Saturday.
Carter scored five straight points for Oklahoma (11-6, 3-2 Big 12 Conference) that helped ignite a 19-2 first-half run, turning an 18-14 deficit into a 33-20 advantage.
Baylor (11-7, 1-4) started quickly behind the play of Aaron Bruce, who scored 10 of his 12 points during the opening seven minutes. The Bears led by as many as eight before Oklahoma began methodically chipping away behind Carter's inside play and an attacking man-to-man defense.
Oklahoma finished the first half by outscoring Baylor 31-9, a run that staked the Sooners to a 45-27 lead.
Oklahoma's Michael Neal squelched any comeback hopes the Bears still harbored when he buried consecutive 3-points early in the second half. The senior guard finished with 16 points, including a 4-of-7 performance from 3-point range.
The Sooners shot 57.6 percent from the field and outrebounded the Bears 42-30.
Carter entered the contest as the Sooners' top scorer (16.2) and rebounder (7.5) during conference play, and the senior forward made his presence felt early by scoring eight of his team's first 12 points.
A pair of free throws by Carter put the Sooners on top to stay 21-20 and he later added a 3-point play. A 3-pointer from David Godbold followed by a driving bucket by Taylor Griffin capped the decisive 19-2 run.
Curtis Jerrells led Baylor with 15 points, including a dozen in the second half, long after the outcome had been decided. Baylor shot just 31.9 percent from the field and only 12-of-22 from the free-throw line.