The No. 9 Baylor Bears were a bit slow out of the gates in their debut as a top-10 team in 2013-14, but they found their rhythm and coasted in the second half to a 81-55 win over the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles on Monday.
Baylor (11-1), which was No. 25 in the Associated Press' preseason poll, broke into the top 10 for the first time this season when Monday's poll was released despite not playing a game last week. The Bears can thank the Villanova Wildcats' 78-62 loss to the No. 2 Syracuse Orange for dropping Villanova out of the top 10.
Oral Roberts (6-7) scored the first seven points of the game and led 11-10 with 11:32 in the first half, but the Bears' 13-2 run over the next five minutes helped build a gap from which the Golden Eagles would not recover.