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Baylor 74, Iowa 54
Baylor 74, Iowa 54
Baylor is making its second NIT Title appearance
Baylor wins first-ever NIT Title.
NIT Championship: Baylor vs. Iowa
BYU vs. Baylor
Two-time Bob Cousy Award finalist and first-team All-Big 12 honoree ... 2012-13 USBWA District VII Player of the Year and first-team All-Big 12 honoree as senior ... Most Outstanding Player in 2013 NIT ... Led Big 12 in scoring (19.8) and assists (7.1) per game, becoming first player to lead a power-6 conference in both categories since Arizona's Jason Terry in 1998-99 ... Honorable mention All-American and first-team All-Big 12 selection in 2011-12 ... One of five players in Baylor history to reach 1,000 career points in two seasons ... Set single-season scoring record with 712 points in 2012-13 ... Broke school record by finishing career with 48 consecutive games with at least one made 3-pointer ... Finished career ranked No. 14 on Baylor career scoring chart with 1,235 points ... Recorded 478 career assists, third most in Baylor history ... Had second-most assists in a single season with 255 in 2012-13 and third most with 223 in 2011-12 ... Ranked second in program history with 6.46 career assists per game ... Joined Nelson Haggerty as only Baylor players to average more than 7 assists per game in a season (7.1 in 2012-13) ... Set NIT record with 16 assists in second-round win over Arizona State, March 22, 2013 ... Wrapped up career with double-doubles in each of last four games, leading Bears to NIT title ... Responsible for 11 of Baylor's 23 points-assists double-doubles during Big 12 era ... Six of 11 career double-doubles came in postseason play.
NIT MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER
NIT ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
BOB COUSY AWARD FINALIST
DISTRICT VII PLAYER OF THE YEAR (USBWA)
ALL-DISTRICT VII, FIRST TEAM (USBWA)
ALL-DISTRICT VIII, FIRST TEAM (NABC)
ALL-MIDLANDS, FIRST TEAM (Basketball Times)
ALL-BIG 12, FIRST TEAM (AP, Waco Tribune-Herald, Dallas Morning News, Kansas City Star)
ALL-BIG 12, SECOND TEAM (coaches)
BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK (Jan. 28, March 10)
CHARLESTON CLASSIC ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Broke Baylor single-season scoring records with 712 points and 192 made free throws ... Recorded 255 assists, which was second-highest single-season total in program history and fourth-most ever by a Big 12 player ... Led Big 12 in scoring (19.8) and assists (7.1) per game, becoming first player to lead a power-6 conference in both categories since Arizona's Jason Terry in 1998-99 ... Named Most Outstanding Player of 2013 NIT after leading Baylor to first national postseason tournament championship in program's 107-year history ... One of four players to repeat as Bob Cousy Award finalists ... Picked up District VII Player of the Year honors from USBWA and was named first-team All-Big 12 by numerous media outlets ... Played in 36 games, 35 of which were starts, and led Big 12 with 34.8 minutes per game ... Only player to finish in nation's top 20 in assists (9th) and points (20th) per game ... Ranked second in Big 12 in 3-pointer field goals made per game (2.4), fourth in free throw percentage (80.0), fifth in steals (1.5), fifth in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.1) and eighth in 3-point field goal percentage (.359) ... Finished career with four consecutive points-assists double-doubles while leading Bears to NIT title ... Broke NIT record with 16 assists in second-round game vs. Arizona State (March 22), also broke Ferrell Center and Baylor postseason records with 17 made free throws ... Scored in double figures in 37 of 38 games during season and 43 of last 44 career games ... Scoring average of 19.8 points per game was highest by a Baylor player since Aundre Branch averaged 21.7 ppg in 1994-95 ... Made 88 3-pointers, which ranked seventh on Baylor's single-season list ... Hit at least one 3-pointer in all 38 games and school-record 48 consecutive games dating back to last 10 contests of 2011-12 ... Played 1,252 minutes, which were sixth-most in a single-season at Baylor ... Scored season-high 31 points on 10-of-15 shooting, including 6-of-10 from 3-point range, to lead Bears to win vs. Boston College (Nov. 15) in opening round of Charleston Classic ... Named to Charleston Classic All-Tournament Team ... Had 17 points, 7 rebounds 5 assists and 4 steals in Baylor's win at No. 8 Kentucky, snapping Wildcats' 55-game home winning streak ... Scored 11 of 24 points in overtime of win vs. Texas (Jan. 5), single-handedly matching UT's total from extra period ... Named Big 12 Player of the Week for first time on Jan. 28 after leading Bears to wins over Oklahoma State and TCU ... Had 22 points, career-high 8 rebounds and 6 assists vs. Oklahoma (Jan. 30) ... Player career-high 43 minutes and had 24 points and 8 assists in overtime loss at No. 22 Oklahoma State (Feb. 6) ... Rallied Bears from 14 points down with 7:43 left in regulation, and hit two free throws with 6 seconds left to force overtime ... Had 22 points, 8 assists and only 2 turnovers in Baylor's Senior Night win vs. No. 4 Kansas (March 9) ... Earned second Big 12 Player of the Week honor on March 10 ... Tied Baylor's Big 12 Championship record with 31 points in loss to No. 14 Oklahoma State (March 14) ... Had second career 20-15 game with 26 points and 16 assists in NIT win vs. Arizona State (March 22) ... Credited with only two 20-15 games with points and assists in program history ... Had 20 points, 13 assists and 7 rebounds in 40 minutes in NIT quarterfinal win vs. Providence (March 27) ... Had 24 points and 10 assists in NIT semifinal win vs. BYU (April 2) at Madison Square Garden ... Concluded career with 17 points and 10 assists in NIT Championship win vs. Iowa (April 4).
ALL-AMERICAN, HONORABLE MENTION (AP)
BOB COUSY AWARD FINALIST
USBWA ALL-DISTRICT VII
NABC ALL-DISTRICT 8, SECOND TEAM
ALL-BIG 12, FIRST TEAM (ESPN.COM, FWST, Kansas City Star, Waco Tribune-Herald)
ALL-BIG 12, SECOND TEAM (AP, Coaches, DMN, SAEN)
BIG 12 ALL-ROOKIE (Coaches)
BIG 12 NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR (Waco Tribune-Herald)
BIG 12 TRANSFER OF THE YEAR (ESPN.COM)
BIG 12 ROOKIE OF THE WEEK (Jan. 16, Feb. 6, March 4)
Bob Cousy Award finalist played in all 38 games, making 20 starts (last 20 games of season) ... Averaged team-best 13.8 points and 5.9 assists in 30.8 minutes ... Scored in double figures 28 times, including 5 20-point outings ... Five double-doubles, all with points and assists ... Dished out 10+ assists five times ... One of two Baylor players to pick up honorable mention AP All-American honors ... First-team All-Big 12 by numerous media outlets ... Unanimous Big 12 All-Rookie pick by league coaches ... Named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year by Waco Tribune-Herald and Big 12 Transfer of the Year by ESPN.com ... Three-time Big 12 Rookie of the Week honoree (Jan. 16, Feb. 6, March 4) ... His 223 assists were second-most in a single-season in Baylor history ... His 68 steals tied for fifth with teammate A.J. Walton on Baylor single-season list ... Shot 40.8 percent from 3-point range, ranking seventh on Baylor single-season list ... Had eight go-ahead, game-tying or game-winning plays ... Blocked potential game-tying 3-point attempt at end of regulation to seal 86-83 win at BYU ... Had 23 points in Dec. 23 OT win over West Virginia in Las Vegas Classic championship game ... Recorded eight straight points, including game-tying FG to force OT ... Named Las Vegas Classic MVP ... Hit eventual game-winning layup with 29 seconds remaining in Dec. 28 win vs. Mississippi State ... Started for first time and had 20 points and 15 assists in home loss vs. Missouri (Jan. 21) ... Hit go-ahead 3-pointer to put Baylor ahead for good vs. Texas (Jan. 28) ... Hit game-winning 3-pointer with 17 seconds remaining in Feb. 1 road win at Texas A&M ... Had assist on Quincy Acy's go-ahead layup (1:29 remaining) Feb. 4 at Oklahoma State ... Poured in 25 points, including 18 in second half, while shooting 12-12 at FT line to lead Baylor to come-from-behind road win at Texas (Feb. 20) ... Go-ahead 3-point FG with 6:04 remaining put Baylor up for good at Texas ... Hit go-ahead 3-pointer to put Baylor up for good vs. Oklahoma (Feb. 25) ... Had career-high 35 points in March 3 loss at Iowa State ... Posted back-to-back double-doubles in NCAA Championship - 15 points, 10 assists against Colorado (March 17) and 16 points, 10 assists against Xavier (March 23) ... Scored team-high 21 points in NCAA Elite Eight loss to eventual national champion Kentucky (March 25).
PRIOR TO BAYLOR
Played two seasons at College of Southern Idaho, leading CSI to 2011 NJCAA Division I national championship ... As freshman in 2009-10, started 22 of 30 games, averaging 7.8 points ... Led CSI in both assists per game (4.6) and steals per game (1.8) ... Also ranked second in NJCAA Region 18 in assists per game ... As sophomore in 2010-11, led CSI to third national title in school history ... Averaged 18.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 36 games, making 34 starts at point guard ... Ranked eighth nationally among NJCAA Division I players with 87.2 FT percentage ... Named MVP of both 2011 NJCAA Region 18 and National Tournaments, scoring 22 points in championship game ... Averaged 24.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists in four NJCAA National Tournament contests ... Set tournament record with 44 FT made ... Ranked No. 1 junior college player nationally by JucoRecruiting.com ... Named NJCAA Division I first-team All-American, Scenic West Athletic Conference Player of the Year and NJCAA Division I Player of the Year.
Three-year letterwinner at Desert Pines High School in Las Vegas ... Earned first-team all-state honors as a senior after pouring in 736 points and dishing out 263 assists ... Named MVP of Las Vegas All-Star Game and Co-MVP of Sunrise Division as senior ... Led state of Nevada in assists in senior year.
Full name is Pierre Deshawn Jackson ... Legal guardian is grandmother, Linda Allen ... Born Aug. 29, 1991, in Las Vegas, Nev. ... General studies major.