Baylor 104, HSU 59
Baylor is making its second NIT Title appearance
Pierre Jackson had 26 points and 16 rebounds to lead Baylor to 89-86 win over Arizona State.
Baylor 112, Long Beach State 66
Brady Heslip scored 26 points while making eight 3-pointers.
USATSI Galley, NCAA Regionals-Men's Basketball
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Two-year letterwinner shooting guard, has played in all 64 games since becoming eligible in December 2011 ... Transferred in January 2011 after playing 13 games as freshman at Cal ... Sat out spring 2011 and fall 2011 semesters to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.
2012-13 (JUNIOR, BAYLOR)
Played in all 37 games and made three starts, averaing 4.0 points and 1.1 assists per game as junior ... Averaged 18.0 minutes per game, which was tops among BU reserves ... Shot 35.8% from 3-point range (34-of-95), connecting on third-most 3-pointers on team ... Hit 81.3% of free throws (26-of-32), which was significant improvement from 41.3% on free throws (12-of-29) over first two collegiate seasons ... Added 22 steals, which ranked third on team, and joined Brady Heslip as team's only players with as many steals as turnovers (22) ... Played double-digit minutes in 35 of 37 games, including 16 contests with 20+ minutes ... Took on more significant role during 5-0 run through NIT, playing at least 21 minutes in every game and averaging 26.4 minutes per game ... Made first start at Baylor and posted five points and two steals in 29 minutes vs. College of Charleston (11/24) ... Started and posted then-career-high five assists with six points in 20 minutes vs. Hardin-Simmons (1/19) ... Hit all four 3-point attempts to score career-high 12 points, added three rebounds and three assists in 22 minutes of win at TCU (1/26) ... Started in NIT opening round vs. Long Beach State (3/20), scoring 11 points and adding career-high six assists in 28 minutes ... Played career-high 31 minutes off bench in NIT semifinal win vs. BYU (4/2).
2011-12 (SOPHOMORE, BAYLOR)
BIG 12 COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL (FALL 2011)
Sat out fall 2011 semester to satisfy remainder of NCAA year-in-residence transfer rule ... Played in 27 games, averaging 2.1 points, 0.9 assists and 0.6 rebounds in 10.2 minutes off bench ... Made Baylor debut in Dec. 17 road win at BYU, pouring in six points in 12 minutes off bench ... Chipped in six points in 17 minutes in Dec. 19 win vs. Paul Quinn ... Scored season-high eight points in Dec. 23 OT win vs. West Virginia ... First six FGs with Baylor were from 3-point range ... Chipped in six points three other times - in win at Texas Tech (Jan. 7), home win vs. Oklahoma State (Jan. 14) and home win vs. Iowa State (Feb. 13) ... Tied then-career high with four assists in Feb. 27 home win against Texas Tech ... 18 of 19 FGs were from 3-point range ... Named to Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for fall semester.
2010-11 (FRESHMAN, CAL)
Started 11 of Cal's first 13 games in 2010-11 ... Started 11 of Cal's first 13 games in 2010-11 ... Averaged 8.2 points in 25.7 minutes-per-game ... Scored career-high 16 points and added four assists Nov. 20 vs. New Mexico ... Transferred to Baylor in January 2011.
Led Mater Dei High School to a 32-2 record and the California Interscholastic Federation title as a senior in 2009-10 ... Named CIF Player of the Year after averaging 17.4 points, 4.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds as a senior ... Earned all-state, all-county and all-league honors as a senior ... As a junior, he averaged 14.2 points, 4.5 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.9 steals, helping Mater Dei to a 31-2 record and a perfect 10-0 league mark ... No.4 jersey is retired at Mater Dei ... Team captain as senior and three-year starter ... Ranked as nation's 66th recruit by ESPN and 78th by Rivals.com ... Ranked No. 14 by ESPN, No. 16 by Scout.com and No. 19 by Rivals.com among point guards.
Full name is Gary Franklin Jr. ... Born Dec. 8, 1990, in Los Angeles ... Son of Gary Franklin, Sr., Marlette Byrd and Kimberly Rice ... Communications specialist major.