The Baylor Bears were the unanimous favorites heading into the 2012 Charleston Classic, yet fell in the semifinals, 60-58, to Colorado on Thursday despite a furious comeback attempt in the final minutes.
The Buffaloes led 57-51 with four minutes remaining in regulation after five quick points by Spencer Dinwiddie. Colorado would then go into a shell from the floor, missing several jump shot attempts while allowing Baylor to climb back into the game thanks to a tremendous performance by the Bear's Pierre Jackson in the final minutes.
After Jackson's three-point attempt to tie the game missed it appeared that Colorado would ice the game with just under 30 seconds remaining, yet the Buffaloes' Askia Booker committed a defensive rebound off his missed layup attempt. The turnover and led to Jackson sinking two free throws to pull Baylor to within a point.
Booker's free throw with 11 seconds remaining gave Buffalo a 60-58 lead, with Baylor's A.J. Walton missing what could have been a game-tying jumper in the final seconds.
7'1 freshman sensation Isaiah Austin was limited with an ankle injury yet finished with eight points and 12 rebounds. Austin's missed jumped with a second remaining sealed the loss for Baylor. The Bears were led by Cory Jefferson with 17 points, with Jackson finishing the game with 12 points and four rebounds.
No. 16 Baylor falls to 3-1 on the season, shooting just 36.7 percent from the floor and going 11-of-18 from the free throw line.