Jones Disappearing in Baylor’s Big Games?
Baylor is a lock to earn just its seventh NCAA bid; the question is where the Bears will be seeded. Going into Wednesday’s game, a No. 1 seed didn’t look out of the question; while it’s always dangerous to read too much into one game, they sure didn’t play like a No. 1 seed against KU, and a loss Saturday likely ends those hopes. Still, Baylor never has been seeded better than a No. 3, and the Bears look as if they will at least match that.
What should worry (Scott) Drew is the disappearing act turned in by sophomore forward Perry Jones III, the Bears’ most talented player. He scored on an alley-oop dunk for the first points of the game Wednesday night, but didn’t score again. He is averaging 14.3 points and 7.7 rebounds on the season, but in his three games this season against Kansas and Mizzou, those numbers are 9.3 and 4.0, respectively. If he plays to those numbers Saturday at Missouri, the Bears have no shot.