Jackson 25 for No. 19 Baylor in 78-47 win over JSU

Jackson 25 for No. 19 Baylor in 78-47 win over JSU
November 11, 2012, 7:16 pm
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Baylor forward Cory Jefferson (34) celebrates in front of Jackson State 's Willie Readus (32) after dunking during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)


WACO, Texas (AP) Pierre Jackson had 25 points and seven assists for No. 19 Baylor, and the Bears rolled to a 78-47 victory over Jackson State on Sunday.

Jackson, the senior guard named the preseason Big 12 player of the year, scored the game's first five points - on a free throw, a jumper and a tip-in in the first 3 minutes - and the Bears (2-0) never trailed.

Cory Jefferson added 14 points, seven rebounds and six blocked shots for Baylor. Rico Gathers and Taurean Prince, both freshman post players, had 13 points each. Gathers also had 10 rebounds.

Jeff Stubbs had 15 points to lead Jackson State (0-1).

Before the game, Baylor unveiled a banner for its NCAA regional final appearance last season, when Baylor had a school-record 30 wins.