Baylor builds big lead over Long Beach State

By Daniel Hill
Sports Writer

Junior guard Brady Heslip put on a shooting clinic and buried six first-half 3-pointers to propel Baylor to a commanding 59-34 half-time lead over the Long Beach State 49ers.

Heslip shot six of eight from downtown and tacked on two free throws for 20 first-half points.

Senior guard Pierre Jackson came in off the bench after he was apparently late to the pre-game meeting. Junior guard Gary Franklin started in Jackson’s place. Franklin hit two 3-pointers in the first half for six points, and when Jackson came in off the bench he racked up 6 points as well off of two 3-pointers.

As a team, the Bears are 10-for-14 from the 3-point line.

Junior forward Cory Jefferson has nine points for the Bears.