Defending champ Baylor opens with 85-49 win over Norfolk St

Daryl Anderson, Robert Jones
Posted at 6:25 AM, Mar 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-18 06:25:38-04

FORT WORTH, Texas — Matthew Mayer scored a career-high 22 points and defending national champion Baylor opened the NCAA Tournament with an 85-49 victory over Norfolk State.

Freshman standout Jeremy Sochan added 15 points and seven rebounds. The top-seeded Bears are 27-6.

Baylor traveled less than 100 miles from its campus in Waco, Texas, to open the East Regional in Fort Worth.

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference player of the year Joe Bryant had 15 points for Norfolk State.