Freshman LaceDarius Dunn tied a career high with 17 points to lead Baylor to an 85-62 win over Centenary (3-3 overall) on Saturday at the Ferrell Center. With the win the Bears improve to 5-0 overall, its best start since the 2001-02 season.
"Coming off any holiday any coach is nervous," head coach Scott Drew said." "We had a lot of positives tonight. The great thing is we never gave them a chance to get back in the game and that's the mark of a great team."
The Bears tied a season high with 12 3-point baskets and shot 43 percent (12-of-28) from behind the arc.
Baylor grabbed a season high 46 boards as the Bears out-rebounded the Gents 46-34.
Centenary took a 2-0 lead early in the first, but that was the last advantage the Gents would have as Baylor scored seven unanswered points and never looked back. Bruce led the way for the Bears with 10 first half points to give Baylor a 44-30 first half lead.
The Gents were led by junior Lance Hill's 14 points, while sophomore Chase Adams added 11.
Baylor will next play host to ninth-ranked Washington State, Friday, Nov. 30, as part of the new Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series. The game is scheduled to tipoff at 8 p.m. CST at the Ferrell Center and will be televised live nationally on ESPNU.