WACO, Tx. – No. 11 Baylor moved their record to 3-0 in 2011 with a 77-67 win over San Diego State on Tuesday afternoon. The Aztecs were handed their first loss of the season, after the Bears turned up the pressure in the second half, as part of ESPN’s tipoff marathon.
With Perry out, Quincy Miller led the way with 20 points, six boards and one assist. Quincy Acy scored 13 points and grabbed nine boards, as both Quincy’s led a second half flourish.
Baylor led by two points, 32-30, going into halftime against undefeated San Diego State. The Bears took control of the game in the second half and the two Quincy’s showcased the No. 11 teams talents. Baylor outscored SDSU 45-37 in the second half Tuesday.
Currently, Kansas is the closest Big 12 team near Baylor in the rankings. However, the Bears could be the toast of the Big 12 Conference this season. Baylor is primed and ready for a run at the conference title, and then a national title. Baylor will finally meet-up with Kansas on January 16 from Lawrence, Kansas in what should be a barnburner.
They definitely have the horses this season to run with the best teams in the land. Baylor was a little slow out of the gates Tuesday during a rare afternoon game, but it’s still way too early in the season to judge a team.
Next up for the Bears is South Carolina State (1-1) on Wednesday Nov. 16 at 6:30 CST. Obviously, the Bears are trying to work out the early-season kinks with some non-conference softies. The Big 12 Conference season starts on Jan. 2 against Texas A & M.