In the first half of Baylor's game against Kansas State, Perry Jones III reminded a national TV audience why he was being talked about as a possible top 3 pick in the 2012 Draft.
Playing against a physical Wildcat front-line, the 6'11 230 forward has shot 8-8 from the field while scoring 21 points and grabbing 8 rebounds.
Jones has been aided by a strong offensive performance from SG Brady Heislip, whose scored 11 points, and a surprising defensive effort from reserve PG AJ Walton, whose hounded Kansas State star Rodney McGruder to a 2-7 effort in the first half.
After dropping six games against the top of the Big 12 in the last month-and-a-half, the Bears needed a strong game against an NCAA Tournament bound Kansas State team to rebuild their confidence before the NCAA Tournament.
The winner of this game will face the winner of the Kansas State/Texas A&M contest on Friday.