Nov. 13, 2011
WACO, Texas (AP) - Freshman Quincy Miller scored 17 points, leading 12th-ranked Baylor in scoring again in a 92-59 victory over Jackson State on Sunday night.
Quincy Acy had 14 points, while Cory Jefferson had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Bears (2-0). Anthony Jones had 11 points.
Miller, who made all three of his 3-pointers Sunday, also had 17 points in his college debut Friday night. Miller scored nine points during a 14-3 run to start the second half against Jackson State and put Baylor up 60-32.
"My coaches told me to be confident from the start and shoot the ball, and that's what I did," Miller said. "In the first half, it wasn't falling as much, but in the second half it did."
Christian Williams had 14 points to lead Jackson State (0-2), which shot only 30 percent (19 of 63) and trailed by 35 points after halftime.
Baylor led the entire game and is now 41-0 against teams from the Southwestern Athletic Conference, including both games this season.
The Bears played the second of five games without suspended sophomore standout Perry Jones, a 6-foot-11 forward who was the Big 12 preseason player of the year.
Jones is halfway through a six-game NCAA suspension for accepting improper benefits before he got to Baylor. He had to sit out Baylor's Big 12 tournament game last March, then the first five games this season.
Jones will be eligible to make his season debut Nov. 29 at home against Prairie View, which will be the Bears' sixth consecutive home game to open the season.
Baylor will play its third game in five days on Tuesday, a rare midweek afternoon game that is part of an ESPN marathon.
Miller, a 6-foot-9 power forward who had most of his senior season in high school wiped out by an ACL injury, is already developing an interesting pattern for the Bears. In both games, he has led the team in scoring after having a big second half.
In the season-opening win against Texas Southern, Miller scored 12 of his points in the second half. That included a pair of 3-pointers when Baylor put the game out of reach with 11 points in less than a minute.
Against Jackson State, Miller scored 15 points after halftime, including all of his 3-pointers.
Cory Jefferson just missed his second consecutive double-double in his return, having redshirted last season after playing as a freshman at Baylor. Jefferson had 10 points and 10 rebounds in the opener.
"The main thing I want to focus on when I come in is rebounds and energy, just to help the team out with that," Jefferson said.
Baylor scored 27 points off 19 Jackson State turnovers.
"The big thing you look at is defensively we were very good, especially the second half," Baylor coach Scott Drew said.