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Big 12 Network Clearances vs. TCU
6:30 P.M., FRI., JAN. 25, 2013
DAVID KAYE
Twitter: @BaylorMBB, @BaylorAthletics | Facebook: Baylor Athletics

Baylor's game at TCU at 3 p.m. Saturday will be the first of three times the Bears play on Big 12 Network this season. The game will be shown on KCEN in Waco/Temple/Bryan, but if you're not sure which channel in your area carries Big 12 Network, we've got you covered.

Here's a complete list of channels that will be showing Baylor's game at TCU:

Ft Smith-Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Ark. - KFTA FOX
Phoenix, Ariz. - KTVK DT2 TTV
Los Angeles, Calif. - KDOC IND
San Francisco-Oak-San Jose, Calif. - KOFY IND
Denver, Colo. - ALTITUDE2 RSN
Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Dubuque, Iowa - KFXA FOX
Davenport-Rock Island-Moline, Iowa - WQAD-DT2 ATV
Des Moines-Ames, Iowa - WOI ABC
Rochestr-Mason City-Austin, Iowa - NIMT MNT
Joplin-Pittsburg, Kan. - KFJX FOX
Topeka, Kan. - KSNT-DT NBC
Wichita-Hutchinson Plus, Kan. - KSAS FOX
Louisville, Ky. - WBKI CW
New Orleans, La. - COX-NO COX
Columbia-Jefferson City, Mo. - KZOU MNT
Kansas City, Mo. - KMCI IND
Springfield, Mo. - MO KCZ CW
St. Louis, Mo. - KTVI-DT2 TTV
Meridian, Miss. - WTOK ABC
Omaha, Neb. - KXVO CW
New York, N.Y. - YES RSN
Oklahoma City, Okla. - KOCB CW
Tulsa, Okla. - KMYT MNT
San Juan, P.R. - WAPA TEL
Amarillo, Texas - KCIT KOX
Austin, Texas - KBVO MNT
Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas - KJAC NBC
Corpus Christi, Texas - KIII-D2 MeTv
Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas - KTXA IND
Houston, Texas - KUBE IND
Lubbock, Texas - KMYL MNT
Odessa-Midland, Texas - KOSA-DT2 MNT
San Antonio, Texas - KCWX CW
Sherman, Texas-Ada, Okla. - KXII-DT2 MNT
Tyler-Longview-Lufkin-Nacogdoches, Texas - KFXK FOX
Waco-Temple-Bryan, Texas - KCEN NBC
La Crosse-Eau Claire, Wisc. - KQEG FMN
Milwaukee, Wisc. - WMLW IND
Bluefield-Beckley-Oak Hill, W.Va. - WOAY ABC
Charleston-Huntington, W. Va. - WQCW CW
Clarksburg-Weston, W. Va. - WVFX FOX
Wheeling-Steubenville, W. Va. - WTOV-DT2 RTV


Isaiah Austin's Improvement
4:30 P.M., WED., JAN. 23, 2013
DAVID KAYE
Twitter: @BaylorMBB, @BaylorAthletics | Facebook: Baylor Athletics

Isaiah Austin needed just 17 minutes of play to earn Big 12 Rookie of the Week honors after his collegiate debut. He scored 22 points before spraining his ankle in that Nov. 9 game against Lehigh, and though he missed the next game, it was an early indication that he was ready to be a significant contributor right away.


Isaiah Austin has six double-doubles in his last nine games.

His next six games played were solid, but not spectacular. He had one double-double - 13 points and 13 rebounds against St. John's in the third-place game at the Charleston Classic - but he never posted more than 2 blocks in a game and had two games with 8 points and single-digit rebounds. Through his first seven collegiate games, Austin was averaging 12.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 0.6 blocks while playing 29.3 minutes per game. Those are solid numbers, especially for a freshman, but it was just the beginning for Austin.

In his last nine games, Austin is averaging 15.4 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 32.7 minutes per game. That's an improvement of 2.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks while playing 3.4 more minutes per game.

He's posted six double-doubles in the last nine games after recording one in his first seven contests. He's also improved his shooting from long range and from the free throw line. Austin hit 31.6% of his 3-pointers (6-19) in his first seven games and has since hit 41.7% (10-24). From the free throw line, he has gone from 38.1% (8-21) to 59.1% (13-22).

It all started with a 23-point, 17-rebound effort against Lamar on Dec. 12. It was just the fifth time in Baylor history that a player posted at least 23 points and at least 17 rebounds in the same game, and he joined Kevin Durant (Texas) and Michael Beasley (Kansas State) as the only Big 12 freshmen ever to reach those numbers.

He followed that game with 12 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 5 assists against USC Upstate on Dec. 17. Then came a third consecutive double-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 5 blocks against BYU on Dec. 21.

He missed his fourth straight double-double by 2 rebounds when he posted 20 points and 8 rebounds at Gonzaga on Dec. 28, but he followed that game with 18 points and 12 boards in his first Big 12 Conference game against Texas on Jan. 5. Austin played just 19 minutes at Texas Tech due to foul trouble and the Bears' large lead, but he had 17 points and 3 boards in that game.

Austin had 15 points and 11 rebounds at Kansas on Jan. 14, and in his latest game, he had 10 points, 14 rebounds and a career-high-tying 5 blocks against Oklahoma State on Jan. 21.

Notes on Austin:
• Nation's only freshman from a power conference with 7 double-doubles
• Has scored in double figures in 9 straight games
• Averaging 15.4 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.0 blocks over last 9 games, including 6 double-doubles
• Ranks 7th in Big 12 in scoring (14.3), 2nd in rebounding (8.9), 4th in field goal percentage (50.3), 7th in blocks (1.4), 4th in offensive rebounding (2.8), 3rd in defensive rebounding (6.1) and 10th in minutes (31.2)
• Ranks 29th nationally in double-doubles (7) and 52nd in rebounding (8.9)

First 7 Games
Nov. 9 - Dec. 4
Last 9 Games
Dec. 12 - Jan. 21
Points/game 12.9 15.4
Rebounds/game 7.1 10.3
Blocks/game 0.6 2.0
Assists/game 1.1 1.4
Minutes/game 29.3 32.7
Field Goal Pct. 51.4 49.6
3-Point FG Pct. 31.6 41.7
Free Throw Pct. 38.1 59.1
Double-Doubles 1 6