Pierre Jackson can't help but smile when Baylor teammate Isaiah Austin makes a big play. Jackson was smiling a lot in the 16th-ranked Bears' 84-74 victory over Boston College on Thursday in the Charleston Classic.
Jackson had a season-high 31 points, and Austin scored 16 points, had nine rebounds and locked down talented Eagles forward Ryan Anderson to help the Bears advance in the eight-team tournament.
The Bears (3-0) will face Colorado, the team they defeated during their run to the NCAA final eight last season, on Friday for a spot in the Charleston Classic final.
If Baylor continues to advance, you can bet Jackson and Austin had plenty to do with it.
''When Isaiah gets going it gets us all going,'' Jackson said. ''When he does something, you see him out there yelling and showing emotions. It got me going.''
Especially during a critical 10-0 run midway through the second half. The Bears were down to Boston College 52-47 and struggling to make shots when Austin took control ...