Baylor Bears without Perry Jones


Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:15 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Mar 9, 2011 5:0 PM CDT

Oklahoma Sports Staff and Wire Reports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Baylor Bears will be without starting forward Perry Jones Wednesday night as they head into the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City, Mo.

The Bears' forward was suspended by the NCAA for a pre-enrollment violation. Baylor was informed Wednesday, only hours before the Bears were set to play Oklahoma, that Jones is ineligible.

The NCAA has been investigating whether Jones or his family received preferential treatment or benefits from an AAU coach before he arrived at Baylor.

Baylor immediately appealed to have Jones' eligibility reinstated.

Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw says he is "profoundly disappointed" in the timing and determination by the NCAA.

Listen to what Coach Capel says about his team's rocky season and speculation surrounding his job security as Oklahoma's head coach.

The Oklahoma Sooners beat the Baylor Bears, 84-67. Read the full recap and find out who led the Sooners' to their win.