By Daniel Hill
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.