Pierre Jackson's veteran leadership surely will be a plus for Baylor as the season goes on, but his younger teammates are proving the Big 12 preseason player of the year has plenty of help.
Boston College's youth doesn't have that same luxury.
The 16th-ranked Bears faced the seemingly overmatched Golden Eagles in the opening round of the Charleston Classic in South Carolina on Thursday afternoon.
Jackson shoulders much of the responsibility as a senior for Baylor (2-0), scoring a game-high 25 points in Sunday's 78-47 rout of Jackson State after netting 14 in a season-opening win over Lehigh on Friday.
He's received plenty of help, though, from junior Cory Jefferson and freshmen Rico Gathers, Taurean Prince and Isaiah Austin. Jefferson scored a game-high 26 points and Austin added 22 in Friday's victory, though Austin sprained his right ankle and missed Sunday's contest.
Jefferson scored 14 points while Gathers and Prince added 13 each to help make up for the 7-foot-1 center's a...