WACO, Texas – Quincy Acy had 24 points and seven of Baylor's 17 dunks as the sixth-ranked Bears defeated Paul Quinn College 95-54 on Monday night for their 10th consecutive victory.
Baylor got its high-flying act going in a hurry, when Acy took a pass from A.J. Walton for a slam in the opening minute after the 6-foot-7 Acy had already made two free throws. Right after that, 6-11 sophomore Perry Jones III had a putback slam on Brady Heslip's missed 3-pointer.
Baylor (10-0) has won its first 10 games for only the second time, the best start in team history being 12-0 in 2000-01. The Bears have won 50 of their last 53 non-conference home games over the past six seasons.
Darrell Augustine had 15 points for Paul Quinn, an NAIA school from Dallas that counted the game as an exhibition and not against its 2-7 record.
Heslip added 12 points on four 3-pointers while Anthony Jones had 10 points.
The Bears jumped to a 14-4 lead in just over 3 minutes, when they had already three dunks and two 3-pointers.
Baylor had 10 dunks by halftime, when Acy already had five and five other players each had one. Jones and Cory Jefferson also finished the game with multiple dunks.
The mismatch wasn't a surprise considering that only two of the nine players the Tigers had on the trip were taller than 6-2, with the tallest being 6-6 forward Tori Green. The Bears have eight players who are 6-6 or taller.
Baylor was up 20-10 when Jefferson rebounded his own miss and followed with a strong two-handed slam. After the ensuing timeout, Acy was impressive even in his only missed dunk attempt.
When Acy tried to slam a shot, the ball hit with so much force off the rim that it ricocheted into the lap of a Paul Quinn player sitting on the bench.
But Acy recovered quickly with a one-handed flush for a 24-12 lead. Then he reached back with full force for a two-handed slam that made it 32-16 before 5-10 Pierre Jackson had a one-handed slam.
Acy, recognized before the game for becoming Baylor's 25th career 1,000-point scorer last week, has scored 400 of his 1,033 career points on dunks.
Acy was 10 of 12 from the field and finished one point short of his career-high. The seven dunks weren't even his most in a game — he had 10 in the 2009-10 regular season finale against Texas.
Gary Franklin, a transfer from California, played his first home game for the Bears. He made two 3-pointers, including a long one from the right side for a 60-37 lead with just over 13 minutes left.
Before a 58-point win over Paul Quinn in the 2008-09 season opener, Baylor hadn't played an NAIA team since 1984.
The closest Paul Quinn got was 14-10 when Augustine made his second consecutive 3-pointer. But as he backpedaled on the court after making the long shot, he fell down.
Franklin then responded with a 3-pointer for Baylor.