Big 12 Tournament 2012, Baylor Vs. Kansas State: Jones Scores 31 As Bears Roll

Perry Jones III scored a career-high 31 points to go with 11 rebounds a No. 4 seed Baylor defeated fifth-seeded Kansas State 82-74 in a Big 12 Tournament quarterfinal game on Thursday.

Jones, a sophomore who is considered by many to be a potential lottery pick in this spring's NBA Draft, scored on a dunk to start the game and never looked back. He connected on 11-of-14 shot attempts, including 2-of-2 from beyond the arc, and went 7-for-9 from the free-throw line.

Baylor, which entered the postseason ranked 12th in the country by the Associated Press, now turns its attention to Friday's semifinals, where it will face either top seed Kansas or ninth-seeded Texas A&M. The Bears lost both regular season meetings with the Jayhawks by a total of 32 points.

The loss drops Kansas State to 21-10, although the Wildcats figure to be in good shape to land an at-large bid when the NCAA Tournament field is unveiled on Sunday. Junior forward Jordan Henriquez led K-State with 22 points.

For more on the game, be sure to visit Our Daily Bears and Bring on the Cats.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.