Jerrells, Rogers lead Baylor past Wayland Baptist, 100-72
WACO, Texas (AP)—Curtis Jerrells scored 18 points and Kevin Rogers had 17 as Baylor beat Wayland Baptist 100-72 Saturday night.
LaceDarius Dunn added 14 points and Henry Dugat scored 12 for the Bears (8-1). Michal Polanowski scored 16 points, Jason Griffin added 15 and Tony Jones and Kris Hatley had 11 each for Wayland Baptist, an NAIA school.
The Pioneers (4-6) were still close in the second half after a three-point play by Polanowski pulled them within 58-50 with 13:38 left. The Bears then went on a 23-2 run spurred by a pair of layups by Josh Lomers, consecutive 3-pointers from Jerrells and Dugat and five Wayland turnovers.
The Bears also made eight consecutive free throws over a 1:03 span to take an 81-52 lead with 7:33 remaining.
Griffin hit two 3-pointers early and scored eight of the Pioneers’ first 12 points as Wayland Baptist took a 12-5 lead with 14:30 left in the first half.
Dunn answered with a 3-pointer, two free throws and a three-point play to spur a Bears rally that tied the score at 20-20 with 8:21 to play.
The Bears made 14 of 27 from 3-point range, with Dunn and Jerrells hitting six each. Rogers also made the first 3-pointer of his career. All 11 Bears who played scored.