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Bears open 2022 with dominant 117-53 win over MVSU

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Posted at 1:13 PM, Nov 07, 2022

WACO, Texas — The Baylor Bears opened the 2022 season with a dominant 117-53 over Mississippi Valley State University Monday afternoon in front of more than 6,000 Waco-area elementary students.

The Bears broke the century-mark scoring with more than five minutes remaining in the game.

Baylor's offensive output was evenly distributed. Six different Bears scored in double-figures, including Adam Flagler (21), LJ Cryer (16), Dale Bonner (14), Keyonte George (13), Jalen Bridges (13) and Langston Love (13).

George, Baylor's highest-rated recruit in program history, recorded seven assists and five rebounds to go along with his scoring in his Baylor debut.

Defensively, the Bears shut down MVSU for long periods of the game. Over a nine-minute stretch near the end of the first half, Baylor did not allow a single MVSU field goal.

The Bears forced 24 MVSU turnovers, including 12 steals. Baylor also blocked seven shots.

Baylor's next game is Friday, Nov. 11 against Norfolk State. The Bears tip things off at the Ferrell Center at 7 p.m.