Bears never trailed in winning their 11th straight game in the series.
Johnathan Motley scores 20 points to lead Baylor over Southern
Baylor 66, Oregon 49
Baylor and Yale will be meeting for the first time.
Al Freeman scored 14 points to lead the Baylor offense.
USATSI Gallery - Kansas State @ No. 2 Baylor
No. 5 Baylor vs. Texas Tech Men's Basketball 1/25/17
Jan. 17, 2017
USATSI Gallery - No. 1 Baylor @ West Vriginia
Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the men's basketball game against Iowa State.
Started all 34 games at shooting guard, fourth-most games started by a sophomore in program history ... Averaged 11.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 30.0 minutes per game ... Played at least 19 minutes in every game and scored in double-figures in 20 contests ... Had five games with 20+ points, including career-high 22 points at No. 25 Oregon (11/16) ... Ranked second on team and 18th in Big 12 Conference in scoring (11.3 ppg) ... Posted sixth-best single-season free throw percentage in program history at .853 (87-of-102), which ranked third among Big 12 players during 2015-16 season ... Ranked 12th in Big 12 with 1.5 3-pointers made per game ... Led team in scoring eight times ... Began season with career-best streak of five consecutive double-figure scoring games, nearly matching seven double-digit games from entire freshman season ... Had back-to-back 20-point games with career-high 22 at Oregon (11/16) and 20 vs. Jackson State (11/20) ... Tied career-high with four 3-pointers made in each of those games, and equaled career-high with seven rebounds at Oregon ... Had 14 points and career-high five assists vs. Savannah State (11/23) ... Again posted career-high five assists and added 19 points vs. Arkansas State (11/27) ... Recorded third career 20-point game with 21 points in 31 minutes of win vs. Texas Southern (12/29) ... Had 21 points in 36 minutes of win vs. Oklahoma State (1/5), including going 8-of-8 at free throw line ... Played career-high 38 minutes in double-overtime win vs. Kansas State (1/20), scoring all 11 of his points after regulation, including all seven of Baylor’s points in first OT ... Scored 21 points on 6-of-7 shooting and 6-of-6 at free throw line in win at Kansas State (2/10) ... Posted 17 points in 34 minutes vs. Kansas (2/23) ... Scored in double-figures in both games at Big 12 Championship, posting 12 in win vs. Texas (3/10) and 14 in semifinals vs. Kansas (3/11) ... Played in NCAA Tournament for second consecutive year, posted six points and three rebounds in 28 minutes vs. Yale (3/17) ... Earned second-team Academic All-Big 12 recognition for second straight season ... Named to fall 2015 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2014-15 (Redshirt Freshman):
Played all 34 games during debut season, including one start ... First guard off bench, averaged 4.8 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 17.1 minutes per game ... Saw double-digit minutes in 30 of 34 games overall and played at least 12 minutes off bench in 16 of 18 conference games ... Played at least 20 minutes in 13 games ... Scored seven-plus points off bench in 12 games, and BU went 11-1 in those games ... Recorded double-digit points in seven contests, all Baylor wins ... Posted season-high 13 points on only five field goal attempts in 22 minutes off bench vs. Norfolk State (12/30) ... Scored conference-season-highs of 11 points in wins at West Virginia (2/7) and vs. Kansas State (2/21) ... Made career-first start against Huston-Tillotson (1/21), had 10 points, five rebounds and team-high five assists in season-high-tying 28 minutes ... Had 10 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 24 minutes off bench in win over Texas A&M (12/9) ... Followed with 10 points in 18 minutes off bench in next game vs. New Mexico State (12/17) ... Posted season-high three steals in just 12 minutes off bench in Baylor’s first-ever win at Iowa State (2/25) ... Recorded 10 points and season-high-tying seven rebounds in 27 minutes off bench in win vs. West Virginia (2/28) ... Had three assists in just eight minutes of action in NCAA Tournament game against Georgia State (3/19) ... Earned Academic All-Big 12 second-team honors and was named to spring 2015 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2013-14 (True Freshman):
Sat out first season at Baylor after suffering wrist injury, redshirted to retain eligibility ... Named to fall 2013 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
Played senior season for head coach Todd Simon at Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nev. ... Helped Pilots to 35-1 record and No. 3 national ranking in USA Today Super 25 ... Transferred to Findlay Prep from Olympic High School in Charlotte, N.C. ... Averaged 17.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game as junior at Olympic in 2011-12 ... Helped Trojans to 28-2 record and second straight North Carolina 4A Western regional tournament ... Ranked nation’s No. 62 recruit in 2013 class by Scout.com, No. 72 by ESPN.com, No. 81 by Rivals.com and No. 85 by 247Sports.com.
Full name is Allerik Juwan Freeman ... Nickname is Al ... Born Oct. 30, 1994, in Norfolk, Va. ... Son of Van Freeman and Beth Rem ... Father player basketball at Claflin College ... Uncle, Arturo Freeman, played six seasons in NFL as defensive back for Miami Dolphins (2000-04) and New England Patriots (2005) after college career at South Carolina ... HKLS major.