19th-ranked Baylor routs Jackson State
Waco, TX (Sports Network) - Kevin Rogers made 10-of-13 field goals and finished with 21 points and five rebounds, as 19th-ranked Baylor routed Jackson State, 113-78.
Henry Dugat added 20 points, while LaceDarius Dunn ended with 16 points and 10 rebounds for Baylor (12-1), which has won six in a row since its lone loss of the season against Wake Forest on November 30.
Josh Lomers added 14 points, while Tweety Carter contributed 12 points and six assists in the win for the Bears.
Jeremy Caldwell had a game-high 25 points and 11 boards, but Jackson State (1-11) lost its sixth consecutive contest since its only win of the season, against NC Central on November 29.
Grant Maxey scored 16 in the loss for the Tigers.
Caldwell's layup opened the scoring six seconds into the game, but Baylor ripped off 11 points in a row to assume control. The Bears didn't pull away until they went on a 12-2 run later in the first half.
After a Kay Martinez jumper got Jackson State within 22-16, Dunn's three- pointer began the Baylor run. Maxey countered with a jumper, but Carter followed with consecutive triples. Dunn then converted a three-point play to give the Bears a 34-18 lead just past the midway point of the half.
Baylor continued to pull away, as a Dunn three-pointer made it 53-28 with under four minutes to play, and the Bears took a 62-37 lead into the break.
Baylor then cruised in the second half, leading 80-45 after a Lomers jumper five minutes in, and cracking the 100-point barrier on a pair of Dunn free throws with a little over five minutes left.
They put the Bears in front 100-64, and they closed out the victory from there.
Baylor had already cracked 100 points this season, beating Paul Quinn 108-50 in its first game of the campaign...Aside from Maxey and Caldwell, no other Jackson State player reached double figures. Phillip Williams had the next highest total, posting eight points...Baylor shot 63.8 percent from the floor, compared to 39.4 percent for Jackson State...Carter and Dunn combined to make 7-of-9 three-point attempts.
12/31 19:47:32 ET