Rogers, Baylor pile on the points vs. Jackson StateJan 1, 2009 - 5:02 AM WACO, Texas (Ticker) -- Baylor was looking to get out to a great start. It did that and more on Wednesday.
Rogers scored a season-high 21 points and Henry Dugat added 20 as No. 20 Baylor notched a season high in offense with a 113-78 blowout of Jackson State.
LaceDarius Dunn had 16 points, Josh Lomers 14 and Tweety Carter chipped in 12 for the Bears (12-1), who rolled to their ninth straight victory at home.
"We knew what they were capable of and we knew the things that we had to work on as a team," Dugat said.
"Mostly we wanted to work on not starting slow like we had done a few games before. I think that showed tonight that it was one of our focuses."
It was the second time that Baylor went over 100 points in a game this season, topping Paul Quinn, 108-50, in its season opener on November 15. It also was the most points scored in regulation by the school since a 116-73 win over Prairie View on December 1, 1993.
This second big effort comes two days before the Bears host South Carolina on Friday and 10 days before they begin play in the Big 12 Conference against Texas Tech.
"It is a great way to end 2008," Baylor coach Scott Drew said. "Everybody played and everybody played hard. A lot of good things were accomplished and now we are fully focused and ready for (South Carolina) and then the Big 12."
Jeremy Caldwell scored 23 points for the Tigers (1-11), who fell to 0-3 against ranked teams this season, losing by a margin of 26.7 points in those games.
"Coach Drew is an outstanding coach and I will tell you that he has an outstanding team too," Jackson State coach Tevester Anderson said. "This is a very fine team. We have played Texas A&M and Kansas and I think by far this is perhaps the best team that we have played all year. We have played at Arizona State and at LSU and this team can just shoot the ball so well. If you give them a little opening, they are going to make the shot and not many teams can say that. This is an outstanding offensive team - and a good team, period."
After Jackson State collected the first basket of the game, Baylor took control thereafter, scoring 13 of the next 15 points.
The Bears also put together a 20-5 run, grabbing a 38-19 advantage on a dunk by Quincy Acy with 7:36 remaining. Dunn and Carter both had six points during the burst.
Rogers made 6-of-7 shots for 13 points in the opening half and Dunn and Dugat both added 12 as Baylor built up a 62-37 cushion at the break.
"Every time that we step out onto the court we are ready to play," Rogers said. "We came out with a different focus. With us having three games in five days we had to come out with a different level of focus and we are going to try and step it up from game to game."
Leading scorer Curtis Jerrells managed only seven points for the Bears, but did hit a 3-pointer during a 14-4 run that extend the lead to 82-45 with 14:33 remaining.
Baylor, which shot 66 percent (44-of-67) from the field with 10 3-pointers, eclipsed 100 points with 5:06 left to play.
- NCAA BB
FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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JACKSON ST 37 41 78
BAYLOR (20) 62 51 113 FINAL
Dec 31 7:04 PM
- NCAA BB
JACKSON ST 37
(20) BAYLOR 62 HALFTIME
Dec 31 6:01 PM
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