Taurean Prince led the Bears with 18 points.
Kenny Chery scored 20 points and Rico Gathers added 11 points and 13 rebounds for Baylor
Baylor's 12th-year head coach honored for second time
Bears lead league with three All-Big 12 honorees
Prince earns Big 12 Sixth Man Award, Gathers on All-Defensive Team
NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-2nd Round-Baylor vs Georgia State (USATSI)
Big 12 Tournament: #4 seed Baylor falls to #1 seed Kansas, 62-52
Versatile All-Big 12 forward, capable of scoring from all over court ... Earned national Sixth Man of the Year award and recognized as potential NBA Draft pick with breakout junior season ... Started every game for Team USA in 2015 Pan American Games, helping team to bronze medal ... Switched from No. 35 to No. 21 prior to 2014-15 season in honor of former teammate and current Baylor student assistant Isaiah Austin ... Joins Rico Gathers as only returning players with three years experience at Baylor ... Late addition to 2012 signing class, originally signed NLI at Long Island-Brooklyn, but was released after coaching change ... Ranked as No. 24 recruit in Texas by ESPN.
NATIONAL 6TH MAN OF THE YEAR (BLEACHER REPORT) BIG 12 SIXTH MAN AWARD ALL-BIG 12, SECOND TEAM (COACHES, MEDIA) USBWA ALL-DISTRICT VII Played 33 games with six starts during breakout season, averaging team-high 13.9 points in 26.3 minutes per game ... Named national Sixth Man of the Year, earned Big 12's Sixth Man Award and was chosen second-team All-Big 12 ... Averaged 16.6 points during a 16-game streak of scoring in double-figures, despite coming off bench in the 15 games against Big 12 opponents during the streak ... Scored in double-figures in 27 of 33 games played, made at least one 3-pointer in 30 games ... Finished season ranked sixth in Big 12 in points per game (13.9), fourth in field goal percentage (.472), third in 3-point percentage (.395), sixth in 3-pointers made per game (1.8), seventh in steals per game (1.5) and 15th in rebounds per game (5.6) ... Improved to 15.6 points per game in conference play, good for third-best in league ... Ranked second nationally in points per game (13.9) by players with fewer than 10 starts ... Led team with 27 double-digit scoring games after posting only 12 double-figure games in first two seasons at Baylor combined ... Posted 15-plus points 16 times and had seven 20-point games ... Made first start of season vs. Memphis (11/27), scoring 20 points in 30 minutes ... Had career-first double-double in Big 12 play with 17 points and 10 rebounds in 32 minutes off bench in overtime win at TCU (1/10) ... Scored 20 points, added five rebounds and four steals in 29 minutes off bench at Kansas State (1/17), starting streak of 16 consecutive games scoring in double figures ... Posted 20 points in 28 minutes off bench vs. Oklahoma State (2/9) ... Recorded 22 points in 32 minutes off bench in win at Texas Tech (2/17) ... Posted 14 points with career-highs of five assists and five steals in win vs. Kansas State (2/21) ... Scored 20 points in consecutive games, leading Bears to wins at Iowa State (2/25) and vs. West Virginia (2/28) ... Put team on his back, scoring 20 of his 24 points over final 13 minutes in three-point win vs Texas Tech (3/6) ... Played career-high 38 minutes off bench, never leaving game after entering off the bench two minutes in vs. Tech ... Posted third career double-double with team-highs of 18 points and 15 rebounds in NCAA Tournament game vs. Georgia State (3/19).
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (spring 2014)
Saw action in all 38 games and made first two career starts ... Playing time doubled from freshman season, as he averaged 6.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 14.2 minutes per game ... Played double-digit minutes in all but five contests ... Scored in double figures nine times ... Opened season with 10 points and eight boards in 18 minutes off bench vs. Colorado (11/8) ... Had season-high 12 rebounds to go with eight points in win over South Carolina (11/12) ... Scored 16 points in 23 minutes vs. Oral Roberts (12/30), starting five-game stretch when he scored in double figures four times and averaged 15.2 points per game ... Had 15 points and five boards in 24 minutes off bench vs. Savannah State (1/3) ... Posted nine points and four boards in 20 minutes at Iowa State (1/7) ... Notched career-high 23 points and 20 minutes off bench vs. TCU (1/11) ... Had 13 points in 22 minutes off bench at Texas Tech (1/15) ... Earned first career start at Kansas (1/20), but battled early foul trouble and was limited to 11 scoreless minutes ... Made second career start and played then-career-high 26 minutes vs. Texas (1/25), posting 12 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals ... Moved back to reserve role for remainder of season, beginning with 11 points in 19 minutes off bench vs. West Virginia (1/28) ... Had 12 points in 14 minutes of double overtime win vs. Kansas State (2/15) ... Averaged 5.0 points in 11.8 minutes per game during Bears' four-game run at Big 12 Championship ... Came off bench in all three games of NCAA Tournament play, averaging 1.7 points and 1.7 boards in 10.0 minutes per contest ... Only attempted two field goals over three NCAA Tournament games, but went to free throw line six times, converting on five attempts.
Played in 24 games off bench, averaging 6.4 minutes per game during debut season ... Averaged 3.7 points and 2.2 rebounds per contest ... Scored in double figures in three of four games in which he played at least 12 minutes ... One of teams' most efficient players, averaging 22.9 points and 13.5 rebounds per 40 minutes ... Played 11 minutes in season opener vs. Lehigh (11/9) and had eight points and six rebounds ... Scored 13 points and grabbed six boards in 16 minutes of win vs. Jackson State (11/11) ... Recorded 27th 20-15 game in program history with 21 points, 15 rebounds (seven offensive), three assists, two blocks and one steal in 26 minutes vs. Hardin-Simmons (1/19) ... Most action in Big 12 play came when he scored six points in 10 minutes of win vs. West Virginia (2/13) ... Had 14 points and seven rebounds in just 12 minutes of NIT opening round win vs. Long Beach State (3/20) ... Played 15 minutes in NIT second round game vs. Arizona State (3/22), posting four points, three rebounds and two steals.
Played three seasons for coach Jim Weaver at Earl Warren High School in San Antonio, Texas ... Led Warriors to 35-6 record and trip to state semifinals in 2011-12 senior season ... Averaged 21.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.5 blocks and 2.3 steals per game as senior, earning TABC All-State and unanimous All-District 27-5A honors ... Named San Antonio Express News 2011-12 All-Area Player of the Year ... Selected to Class 5A All-Tournament team ... Led team to 26-10 record and earned All-Area honors after averaging 16.4 points and 11.6 rebounds as junior in 2010-11 ... Played in Texas High School Coaches Association 2012 All-Star Game ... Ranked No. 7 recruit in Texas by TexasHoops.com ... Ranked as No. 24 recruit in Texas by ESPN.
Full name is Taurean Waller-Prince ... Born Aug. 22, 1994, in San Marcos, Texas ... Son of Anthony and Tamiyko Prince ... Originally signed NLI with Long Island-Brooklyn prior to senior season of high school, but was released after school made coaching change ... Media arts major.