Posted December 17, 2011 on AP on Fox
With an NBA general manager watching from the front row, Baylor's 6-11 forward Perry Jones III came up huge for the No. 6-ranked Bears on Saturday. Jones scored a career-high 28 points, including a putback with 20 seconds left after returning from a knee injury. The shot provided the final margin in an 86-83 win over Brigham Young. ''I couldn't let my team down,'' said Jones, a sophomore. ''I didn't want to use my knee as a crutch. I just wanted to go back in and do what I could do to help my team win.'' The other star for Baylor was a guy more than a foot shorter. Point guard Pierre Jackson blocked Brandon Davies' 3-point shot at the buzzer that might have forced overtime. ''You don't expect your 5-9, 5-10 point guard to do that, but Pierre is really athletic,'' Baylor coach Scott Drew said. ''And the thing about him is he's a competitor. He didn't want Davies to get a shot to (force) overtime....
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