The Baylor Bears opened up the new season against Paul Quinn on Saturday night. The Baylor Bear won the game in convincing fashion, 108-50.
For many of the 7,065 fans in the Ferrell Center, Saturday night's season opener was their first time to check out the new faces on Scott Drew's team. They would not be disappointed.
While senior Henry Dugat led all scorers with 22 points on 7 0f 10 from the field and 4 of 4 from the free throw line, true freshman forward Quincy Acy got the Ferrell Center crowd energized by his 19 minutes of highlight reel type play. Acy went 6-6 from the field, but 4 of those came on rim-shaking, crowd-pleasing dunks. Acy also showed he could do the dirty work under the basket on the defensive side as hw blocked 5 shots, recorded 5 steals, and hauled in 11 rebounds for his first collegiate double double. On the night, Acy scored 13 points, while his freshman counterpart, Anthony Jones, dropped in 9.
Jones, a true freshman forward, also logged 19 minutes of playing time scoring 9 points on 3 of 5 from the field. Jones brought down 6 rebounds on the night, had 3 assists, and 1 block.
On a night in which the Baylor coaching staff mixed and matched players on the floor, the Baylor Bears made one thing clear; the emphasis on defense is evident. The Bears held Paul Quinn to 30% from the field, and on the night had 13 blocks and 17 steals.
Starting senior forward Kevin Rogers added 16 points in 23 minutes, while starting point guard, senior Curtis Jerrells, recorded a double double scoring 17 points to go along with 10 assists.
The Bears will next take on Centenary on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. in a nationally televised game on ESPN.
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