The Baylor Bears had the opportunity to showcase their talents on national television against Centenary. The Baylor Bears won the game easily, 90-55, on ESPN in front of 6,422. Tip-off was at 3:00 p.m..
Leading all scorers was Baylor senior point guard Curtis Jerrells. Jerrells scored 20 points on 7 of 9 shooting from the field. Jerrells pulled down 3 rebounds, recorded 8 assists, and got one steal on the afternoon. Jerrells both took it srong to the hoop on dribble drive penetration, and showed his range by hitting 2 of 3 from beyond the arc.
Baylor got plenty of help from the 4 other players that scored in double figures. Super Sophomore, Lacedarius Dunn, dropped in 18 points in 25 minutes of action. Although Dunn fouled out of the game, he was able to connect from 4 of 7 from downtown, as well as record 2 steals for the game. True freshman Quincy Acy came off the bench to add 15 points and instant energy into the Ferrell Center crowd. Powerful dunks and acrobatic finishes highlighted Acy's 21 minutes that included 5 reboundsand a steal. Senior forward Kevin Rogers had a solid day in the paint. 4 of 5 from the field and 5 of 5 from the charity stripe, Rogers scored 13 points, hauled in 6 rebounds, and had 2 blocks on the afternoon. Rounding out the double digit scorers for Baylor was senior guard Henry Dugat who put 14 points on the board. Dugat also had 4 rebounds and a steal.
Baylor put the game away early, connecting on several 3 point shots early on. The Bears shot 40% from beyond the arc in the first half, and they shot 61.5% from the field. The Bears upped both of those stats in the second half by shooting 57.1% from 3-point land, and 66.7% from the field.
The Baylor Bears now move to 2-0 on the young season, and host Southern on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
Baylor Shuts Down Centenary; 90-55
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