After surviving a relatively easy five-game stretch to open the season without suspended star Perry Jones III, the Baylor men's basketball team is now No. 7 in the latest polls.
Quincy Miller, a five-star 6'9 210 freshman forward, has lived up to his recruiting accolades, leading the team in scoring with 15.2 points on 44% shooting.
Senior forwards Quincy Acy and Anthony Jones have controlled the backboards in Jones' absence, averaging 6.2 and 7.4 rebounds a game respectively.
But perhaps the biggest difference this season for the Bears has been their point-guard play, with junior A.J. Walton and junior college transfer Pierre Jackson both averaging over 4.0 assists per game.
Baylor now has a few weeks to re-integrate Jones into the rotation before their first game against a ranked opponent this season, a neutral-site contest in Dallas against No. 24 Mississippi State on Dec. 28.
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