Bears Cruise Past Sooners

It was a career night for freshman standout Perry Jones, who led Baylor (12-3, 2-0) to a 74-61 over Oklahoma (8-8, 0-2). Jones was dominant all night, scoring a career-high 25 points. It was the third consecutive win for the Bears over Oklahoma.

It was a total team effort for the Bears, who never trailed throughout the entire game, despite Oklahoma cutting the lead down to 2 points twice in the game. Baylor led by as many as 10 in the first half, but the Sooners were able to cut the lead down to 4 going into the break. Following half time Oklahoma was able to keep the game close up until the final few minutes, when the Bears pulled away and Jones and Quincy Acy electrified the crowd with a couple of powerful dunks.

Senior guard LaceDarius Dunn added 16 points, including 4/7 from beyond the arc. Quincy Acy also chipped in 15 points and led the Bears with 8 board. Point guard AJ Walton only had 5 points, but had 5 steals throughout the game to go along with his 4 assists.

As they have all year, the Baylor defense was able throw off their opponents offensively. The zone defense limited Oklahoma to only 41% shooting, including just 33% from 3-point range. Baylor was also helped out by a rowdy crowd of over 7,000 that were able to get into the heads of Oklahoma's shooters throughout the game. Oklahoma was without their second leading scorer, Cade Davis.

Baylor goes back on the road, heading to Ames, Iowa this Saturday to take on a 13-3 Iowa State squad at 5:00 PM. The Bears' next home game is next Monday, when ESPN comes to town for Big Monday as Baylor faces off with the #3 Kansas Jayhawks. As of today there were less than 500 tickets remaining, so hurry and get your seats before it's too late.

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