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No. 9 Baylor maintains perfect start with win over Northwestern State

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WACO, Texas (AP) — Jalen Bridges made four 3-pointers while scoring 16 points, freshman Yves Missi had a double-double and No. 9 Baylor remained undefeated with a 91-40 victory over Northwestern State on Saturday.

RayJ Dennis had 14 points and six assists for the Bears (8-0), and freshman Ja’Kobe Walter had 10 points and four steals. Missi finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks.

The game was tied at 4 before Bridges buried a 3-pointer and scored on a drive during an 11-0 run that put Baylor ahead for good. He had another 3 and a putback basket in a 10-0 run for a 36-13 lead.

Jimel Lane led Northwestern State (1-7) with 10 points. The Demons shot 25% (14 of 56) from the field.

Baylor shot 53% (32 of 60) and finished with a 51-22 rebounding margin. For the Bears defense, the 40 points were the fewest allowed this season and the 25% shooting percentage was the lowest.


The Bears captured their 400th win at the Ferrell Center, where they have only two games remaining before moving into a new arena on Jan. 2. Their first victory in the campus facility was 73-48 over Hardin-Simmons on Dec. 3, 1988.

Baylor is 10-1 against the Demons, with eight of those wins in the Ferrell Center.


Northwestern State plays at Southern Mississippi on Dec. 9.

Baylor faces Seton Hall on Tuesday night in the Big East-Big 12 Battle. The Bears then have back-to-back games in NBA arenas, against Michigan State in Detroit and Dec. 20 game against No. 7 Duke at Madison Square Garden.


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