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Baylor eases past Jackson State

Waco, TX (Sports Network) - Pierre Jackson scored a game-high 25 points and dished out seven assists to lead 19th-ranked Baylor to a 78-47 win over Jackson State on Sunday.

Cory Jefferson added 14 points and Rico Gathers recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 boards for the Bears (2-0), who were eliminated in the Elite Eight of last season's NCAA Tournament by Kentucky.

"I think we saw improvement from our freshmen," said Baylor coach Scott Drew. "I thought we got better in our transition defense. As far as offensively, we didn't shoot it well. The good thing is we were still able to defend and rebound and improve from our first game."

Jeff Stubbs scored 16 and Willie Readus added 11 points off the bench for the Tigers (0-1).

Baylor never trailed in the game but let Jackson State hang around somewhat over the first 10 minutes, leading 19-8. But the Bears quickly started to run away with it, building a comfortable 40-23 lead at the break.

The Baylor advantage grew to as 32 points in the second half at 75-43 with just 3:00 left and the Bears coasted to the easy victory.

The Bears are 6-0 all-time against Jackson State.

Game Notes

Baylor is 46-7 in its last 53 home games at the Ferrell Center and 71-16 at home in the last 6 seasons ... The Bears are 43-0 against members of the SWAC ... Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 659 consecutive games ... The last time Baylor did not connect from 3-point range was Feb. 21, 1990 vs. Texas Tech.

11/11 22:05:37 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
Final
CWS 4
BOS 6
Final
HOU 4
KAN 6
8:10pm Wednesday
MIN 0
TOR 0
Final
ANA 5
OAK 4
Final
SDP 4
COL 2
Final
SFG 2
LOS 1
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
Final
DEN 112
GSW 116
Final
POR 110
LAC 104
Final
SAC 99
PHO 104
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
Final
ANA 4
DAL 3
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR