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WACO, Texas — Baylor beat its second Pac-12 opponent in a week, helping erase the disappointment that came between those quality wins.

Makai Mason had 14 points with some key second-half baskets as the Bears beat Oregon 57-47 after holding off a big comeback by the Ducks on Friday night — six nights after Baylor’s impressive win at Arizona and three nights after losing at home on Stephen F. Austin’s game-ending layup.

“Much different feeling after today’s game than the last game,” coach Scott Drew said. “Basketball and the parity nowadays, and just the different emotions you feel within a week with two great wins, a tough loss.”

Oregon (8-4) trailed by as many as 16 points after halftime, but cut its deficit to 47-45 on Payton Pritchard’s 3-pointer with 3:32 left. Mason, the first graduate transfer ever to play for Baylor, then hit a jumper and later added a layup and two free throws.

“He did some nice things,” Ducks coach Dana Altman said of Mason. “He hit a couple of big 3s that they needed in a timely manner and then got to the rim and shot a layup.”

Pritchard finished with 14 points for the Ducks, whose season-best four-game winning streak ended. Will Richardson had 10 points.

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