Baylor Loses A Close One on the Road, 72-70

Turnovers and the play of Joseph Jones were too much for Baylor to overcome.

They may be closing the gap, but Baylor has still yet to win a game this season. Challenged by not being allowed to play any non-conference games, Baylor entered its sixth game of the season against the Aggies of Texas A&M.

Texas A&M (13-5)dominated in the paint with forward/center Joseph Jones leading the way. Jones led all scorers, dropping in 29 points on 13-19 from the field, and recording 10 rebounds. Acie Law IV added 16 points and had 7 assists.

Baylor did not do anything to help themselves win on Saturday. 19 turnovers and 19 assists does not generally get you too far in this league, and the Bears learned that the hard way against the Aggies. True freshmen Curtis Jerrells and Henry Dugat showed why they were such highly touted prep players with each scoring 18 points. Jerrels added in 7 assists, while turning the ball over 4 times. Aaron Bruce had what most would consider one of his his best games of the team's short season, scoring 18 points on 6-14 from the field and 5 assists.

The Bears trailed by only one point at halftime, but soon found themselves down by double digits as the Aggies found ways to make easy buckets around the rim. Baylor climbed back into the game with Henry Dugat scoring all of his 18 points in the second half, including hitting 4 three-point buckets to narrow the lead. Baylor eventually cut the lead to 5 points, mostly coming on three-pointers from guards, Jerrells, Bruce, and Dugat.

As the gameclock ticked away, the Bears could not close the gap any further until Baylor's Aaron Bruce hit a three-pointer as time expired, cutting the Aggie lead to two.

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