|Baylor forward Quincy Acy (4) dunks over Bethune-Cookman guard Paul Scotland (3) as Ricky Johnson, rear, looks on in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)|
No. 6 Baylor dunks past Bethune-Cookman 69-42
WACO, Texas—Pierre Jackson scored 12 points to lead a balanced scoring attack and had consecutive assists on slam dunks that put sixth-ranked Baylor ahead to stay in a 69-42 victory over Bethune-Cookman on Wednesday night.
Jackson had a steal then a bounce pass to Deuce Bello for a dunk, and turned another Bethune-Cookman turnover right after that into a pass to Anthony Jones for another slam. That was part of an early 10-0 run that put the Bears (8-0) ahead to stay.
Baylor has won its first eight games for the first time under 10th-year coach Scott Drew. The Bears have won 25 consecutive non-conference home games over the past five seasons.
While the Bears had plenty of high-flying dunks, the highlight for many fans was Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III being honored at halftime. He is the school's first Heisman winner.
Garrius Holloman had 13 points and Anthony Breeze 12 for Bethune-Cookman (3-7), the defending MEAC champion.