2013-14 Season Preview

Fresh off the program's first national tournament championship in 2012-13, Baylor is looking to carry the momentum created by a five-game run through the NIT to greater heights in the upcoming season.

The Bears return three starters and seven letterwinners from last season's team that finished 23-14 overall and claimed wins over No. 4 Kansas and at No. 8 Kentucky.

Head coach Scott Drew is entering his 11th season at Baylor, and he needs 23 wins to tie the program's all-time record. Drew welcomes three nationally-ranked signees from the prep ranks and two junior transfers, and with one of the nation's top returning frontcourts, the Bears are poised to make a run at a Big 12 Championship in 2014.

returning players

CORY JEFFERSON CORY JEFFERSON
Fifth-year senior power forward ... All-Big 12 honoree after posting 10 double-doubles during breakout junior season in 2012-13 ... Played for USA in 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia.

gpmin/gppgreb/gast/gfg%
3727.913.38.00.3.610
ISAIAH AUSTIN ISAIAH AUSTIN
Consensus top-5 national recruit, elected to forego NBA Draft and return for sophomore season ... Averaged 13.0 points and 8.3 rebounds as freshman, posting team-best 11 double-doubles.

gpmin/gppgreb/gast/gfg%
3529.913.08.31.1.459
BRADY HESLIP BRADY HESLIP
Sharpshooting guard has started 73 games in two seasons ... Career 42.1 3FG% is best in BU history (min. 200 att.) ... Averaged team-best 15.0 ppg for Canada in 2013 World University Games

gpmin/gppgreb/gast/gfg%
3626.38.61.40.9.389
RICO GATHERS RICO GATHERS
Bruising sophomore power forward, averaged 5.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in 16.7 minutes per game as freshman ... Second cousin of late Loyola Marymount All-American Hank Gathers

gpmin/gppgreb/gast/gfg%
3716.75.75.70.2.525
GARY FRANKLIN GARY FRANKLIN
Two-year letterwinner guard, transferred to Baylor in January 2011 after one semester at Cal ... Has played in all 64 games since becoming eligible at Baylor, including three starts a season ago.

gpmin/gppgreb/gast/gfg%
3718.04.00.91.1.364
TAUREAN PRINCE TAUREAN PRINCE
Versatile forward, capable of scoring from all over the court ... Played limited minutes in 24 games as freshman, but was efficient, averaging 22.9 points and 13.5 rebounds per 40 minutes.

gpmin/gppgreb/gast/gfg%
246.43.72.20.1.583
LOGAN LOWERY LOGAN LOWERY
Walk-on who transferred to Baylor from Centenary in 2011 ... Four-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll member ... Played in 12 games off bench as redshirt sophomore.

gpmin/gppgreb/gast/gfg%
123.30.80.80.2.571

2012-13 stats

Team Statistics
BAY OPP
SCORING 2811 2456
Points per game 76.0 66.4
Scoring margin +9.6 -
FIELD GOALS-ATT 1002-2179 884-2176
Field goal pct .460 .406
3 POINT FG-ATT 257-728 201-644
3-point FG pct .353 .312
3-pt FG made per game 6.9 5.4
FREE THROWS-ATT 550-795 487-706
Free throw pct .692 .690
F-Throws made per game 14.9 13.2
REBOUNDS 1387 1297
Rebounds per game 37.5 35.1
Rebounding margin +2.4 -
ASSISTS 587 469
Assists per game 15.9 12.7
TURNOVERS 440 482
Turnovers per game 11.9 13.0
Turnover margin +1.1 -
Assist/turnover ratio 1.3 1.0
STEALS 243 234
Steals per game 6.6 6.3
BLOCKS 166 120
Blocks per game 4.5 3.2
WINNING STREAK 5 -
Home win streak 4 -
ATTENDANCE 134108 154455
Home games-Avg/Game 20-6705 11-11158
Neutral site-Avg/Game - 6-5285