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Baylor certainly made a statement with their uniforms coming into the tournament, but fortunately for them, they've been able to reinforce said statement with their play.
They have more second-chance points than any team in the tournament, they bully people around the glass, and Brady Heslip is draining nearly every shot from three-point land.
If there's one thing the Bears need to focus on, though, it's getting Perry Jones III more involved.
While the Bears had no problem dispatching No. 11 seed Colorado, Jones III was absolutely nowhere in sight. It wasn't the first time in this tournament, either, that Jones III was somewhat absconded from action in the frontcourt.
In Baylor's last two contests, PJ3 has combined for only nine points. That's paltry for someone who averaged over 14 throughout the season.
Brady Heslip might be riding a hot streak now, but streaks have a tendency to go cold quickly and without much warning. Quincy Acy and Pierre Jackson will have to contribute as well, but Jones III can be a huge x-factor and will wreak havoc on opposing frontcourt defenses with his level of athleticism.
Perry Jones III just needs to chime in a lot more often as Baylor looks ahead to Xavier and potentially Kentucky or Indiana after that.
Baylor simply can't afford to be shorthanded a 6'11" monster, who can compete with anyone in the country.