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LM Otero, Associated Press
Baylor's Fred Ellis (3) passes against Texas Southern's Omar Strong (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in Waco, Texas.

WACO, Texas — Quincy Miller had 17 points in his Baylor debut and the 12th-ranked Bears opened their season with a 77-57 victory over Texas Southern on Friday night.

Miller, a 6-foot-9 freshman power forward from Chicago, hit two 3-pointers when Baylor scored 11 points in less than a minute midway through the second half to put the game out of reach.

Returning starters Quincy Acy and Anthony Jones had 11 points each while Cory Jefferson had 10 points for Baylor.

Omar Strong led Texas Southern with 14 points. He was only 4 of 15 from the field, including 4 of 13 on 3-pointers.

Miller had 12 points after halftime, when the Bears built on a 37-30 lead.

Baylor is 40-0 against teams from the Southwestern Athletic Conference, with 21 of those wins coming during Scott Drew's nine seasons.