Kevin Rogers scored 20 points, leading a balanced Baylor attack against Prairie View. (File Photo)
Dec. 22, 2006
WACO, Texas - Baylor forward Kevin Rogers posted a game-high 20 points to lead six Bears in double figures in a 103-61 rout of Prairie View A&M Friday night at the Ferrell Center.
"The work that we did in practice just transferred to the game," Rogers said. "We were just so used to doing it in practice all week that it just transfers to the game, and obviously it was a big part of the win...I called it the week of boot camp."
Tim Bush recorded his first double-double of the season and the second of his career with 14 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Henry Dugat hit 4-of-6 from 3-point range and finished with 18 points and five assists. Curtis Jerrells and Patrick Fields added 12 points each, while Tweety Carter scored 10.
Brian Ezeh led Prairie View A&M with 15 points, while Derek Johnson led the Panthers with seven rebounds.
The first half got off to a sloppy start and the Bears and Panthers were tied at 16 with 11:14 left. The Bears took the lead 20 seconds later and never looked back. Holding a 29-24 lead, Baylor went on a 24-6 run over the last 7:13 to take a 53-30 lead into the break. Rogers scored 14 points in the first half, while Jerrells had 10 in the opening frame.
Baylor, which posted its first 100-point effort in head coach Scott Drew's tenure, continued to build the lead in the second half and took its largest lead of the night on a Dugat trey, 102-58, with 2:19 to go.
Baylor outrebounded Prairie View A&M, 46-26, and outscored them in the paint, 52-22. The Bears also added 14 fast-break points, while the Panthers were held to none.
The Bears return to action when they host North Carolina A&T State Dec. 28 at 8 p.m. at the Ferrell Center.