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Baylor, Savannah State Postgame Notes

Jan. 3, 2014

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9/11 BAYLOR (12-1) 80, NR/NR SAVANNAH STATE (2-12) 50

Jan. 3, 2014
Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)
Attendance: 5,685


• 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).



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