Jan. 3, 2014
9/11 BAYLOR (12-1) 80, NR/NR SAVANNAH STATE (2-12) 50
Jan. 3, 2014
Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)
BAYLOR POSTGAME NOTES
The game was televised on FOX Sports Southwest, marking the 78th consecutive TV game for Baylor. BU is 137-117 in TV games under Scott Drew.
Baylor has won 17 of its last 18 games.
Baylor has won 6 straight games, which is tied for the 11th-longest streak in program history.
Baylor has started 12-1 for the 4th time in the last 6 years.
Baylor has won 12 straight games at the Ferrell Center, which is the second longest streak in arena history.
Baylor has out-shot all 13 of its opponents this season and out-rebounded 11 of 13.
Baylor leads the all-time series vs. SSU, 2-0, and holds a 2-0 advantage in games played in Waco. Baylor is 2-0 vs. SSU under Drew.
Baylor is 14-0 all-time against Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opponents.
Baylor is 41-41 in January in the Drew era, including a 26-9 record since the 2009-10 season.
Baylor is 156-70 since the start of the 2007-08 season.
Baylor is 67-12 at home since 2009-10.
The game marked the last non-conference game for Baylor as it begins Big 12 play at Iowa State on Jan. 7.
Baylor is one of four schools nationally ranked by the AP in football and both basketballs. The Bears (No. 6 FB, No. 19 MBB, No. 9 WBB) are joined by Oklahoma State, Duke and Louisville.
Baylor is the only program in the nation with football and both basketballs ranked in the top 10 of the latest AP polls.
Baylor had 9 players play 15 or more minutes and all 9 players scored in the game.
Baylor is 1 of 3 Big 12 teams with 1 or fewer losses (Iowa State, 12-0; Oklahoma State, 12-1).
Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 707 consecutive games - the 2nd-longest active streak in the Big 12 (Texas). The last time Baylor did not connect from 3-point range was Feb. 21, 1990 vs. Texas Tech.
Baylor has won 30 of its last 31 games when leading at the half, and BU is 51-2 in those games since 2011-12.
Baylor shot 50 percent or better from the floor for the 9th game this season. BU is 101-10 under Drew when achieving that feat.
Baylor is now 85-9 when scoring 80 or more points under Drew.
Baylor is 136-38 when out-rebounding opponents under Drew.
Baylor's 75.0 first half field goal percentage ranked 6th all-time in any half in program history and was its highest at the break since Nov. 29, 2006, vs. Grambling State (.731).
Baylor held a wide discrepancy in free throws, going 19-for-28 while SSU was just 2-for-4.
Baylor outscored SSU in the paint 40-16 and is now 136-47 when doing so under Drew.
Cory Jefferson (13 points) had his 42nd career double-figure scoring game (12th of season, career-high 11th straight and 19th in last 20 games), and Baylor is 34-8 all-time when he scores in double figures.
Jefferson started his 50th consecutive game after beginning the streak with one start in his first 55 games played.
Jefferson's 3 blocks tied a season high and marked his 6th multi-block game of the season and 40th of his career - Baylor is 31-9 when Jefferson has multiple blocks in his career.
Jefferson had a season high 2 made 3-pointers.
Rico Gathers (11 points) had his 8th career double-figure scoring game, 4th of the season and 4th in his last 5 games.
Brady Heslip (2 made 3-pointers) has made at least one 3-pointer in 76 of 87 career games and two or more in 58 games.
With 11 points, Isaiah Austin has scored in double figures in 7 of his last 8 games, 9 times this season and 36 times in his career -- Baylor is 27-9 when Austin scores double figures in his career.
Taurean Prince scored 15 points, it was his 7th career double figure game and 4th of the season.
Prince (15 points) led the team in scoring for the 1st time this season and 2nd time in his career - Baylor is 2-0 when Prince leads in scoring.
Prince had 15 first half points in the entire 2012-13 season - he has 26 in the last two games (14 vs. Oral Roberts; 12 vs. Savannah State).