#6 Baylor Blocks BYU's Win Attempt
With Baylor ahead of home team BYU by 3 points, PF Brandon Davies 6'9 lined up for a potential game tying long range shot. Unfortunately for Davies, 5'10 Pierre Jackson swooped in to block the attempt as Baylor left Utah with an 86-83 win to move to 9-0 on the season. Perry Jones III was the star of the contest with a career high 28 points, showing a lot more aggression this season as Baylor's go-to offensive player. Brady Heslip also chipped in 18 points on 6-10 3PT while Jackson added 13 points, 7 assists and the monumentally clutch rejection.
Despite Baylor's length and athleticism, BYU managed to crush them on the glass 41-26. Davies was in fact the main catalyst until his rejected tying attempt and finished with 18 points and 13 boards. Jackson was almost the games scape goat as he missed the front end of a one and one attempt that could have possibly put the game out of reach, but he definitely redeemed himself. BYU still should have a lot to feel happy about for the teams prospects on their first season AJ (After Jimmer). Freshman Matt Carlino had 18 points in his college debut and seniors Charles Abouo and Noah Hartsock both had solid performances to keep them close against a very talented Baylor team.