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Baylor Vs. Northwestern: Game Preview, TV Info And More

Newly re-instated Perry Jones III leads the Bears in a tough road date against a strong Big Ten team.

Now that Perry Jones III has returned from a five-game suspension, the No. 8 Baylor Bears are at full strength for their toughest test so far this season, a road date Sunday against the 6-0 Northwestern Wildcats.

Even with star freshman Quincy Miller held out for precautionary reasons due to a mild ankle sprain, Baylor romped in Jones' first game back against Prairie View A&M on Tuesday, winning by 46 points with Jones putting up 27 points on 10-14 shooting.

Jones, an incredibly versatile 6'11 235 forward, would have been a top-3 pick in last year's NBA Draft.

Northwestern, meanwhile, has gotten off to an incredibly hot start of their own, with convincing home victories over high-major opponents LSU, Seton Hall and Georgia Tech at home.

Returning the vast majority of last season's 20-14 team, this may be the strongest Wildcats squad in coach Bill Carmody's 12-year tenure there.

They are led by two star upperclassmen: 6'9 215 senior forward John Shurna, averaging 21.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists, and 6'5 210 junior guard Drew Crawford, averaging 18.2 points and 5.7 rebounds a game.

Both Shurna and Crawford are excellent three-point shooters, which should be a big challenge for Baylor Scott Drew's 2-3 zone.

The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network at 3:00 PM Sunday and will be broadcast regionally on ESPN Central Texas Radio.

For more news and notes on Baylor, check out the brand new SBNation blog Our Daily Bears, and for all you wanted to know about Northwestern, head over to Sippin' On Purple.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.