Jan. 11, 2014
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7/9 BAYLOR (13-2, 1-1) 88, NR/NR TCU (9-6, 0-3) 62
Sat., Jan. 11, 2014
Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)
BAYLOR POSTGAME NOTES
Baylor has won 13 straight games at the Ferrell Center, which is the 2nd-longest streak in arena history.
Baylor is 68-12 at home since 2009-10, posting an .850 winning percentage.
Baylor has started the season 13-2 or better in five of the last seven seasons.
Today's game was the 173rd all-time meeting between Baylor and TCU, which is the 4th-most played series in BU history. It's the teams' 3rd meeting as Big 12 foes. Baylor leads the series 92-81 overall, 51-38 in Waco and 3-0 under head coach Scott Drew.
Baylor has more Big 12 wins in the last seven years (54-48) than its first 11 years in the league combined (45-131).
Baylor is 19-1 against in-state opponents since the start of the 2011-12 season.
Baylor has won 18 of its last 20 games dating back to last season - the 2 losses have come to undefeated, top 10 teams.
The game was televised on the Big 12 Network, marking the 80th consecutive TV game for Baylor - BU is 138-118 in TV games under Drew.
Baylor is 42-42 in January in the Drew era, including a 27-10 record since the 2009-10 season.
Baylor is 157-71 since the start of the 2007-08 season.
Baylor has won 31 of its last 32 games when leading at half, and BU is 52-2 in those games since 2011-12.
Baylor is one of four schools nationally ranked by the AP in football, men's basketball and women's basketball. The Bears (No. 13 FB, No. 7 MBB, No. 7 WBB) are joined by Oklahoma State, Duke and Louisville.
Baylor is the nation's only program with football and both basketballs ranked in the top 14 of the latest AP polls.
Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 709 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 out-shot 14 of 15 opponents this season and has been out-rebounded just once in 15 games.
Baylor had 9 players play 15 or more minutes and 8 of those players scored in the game.
Baylor (21-for-21 free throws) set a Ferrell Center record, BU Big 12 record and overall BU record for highest team free throw percentage in a game and made the most free throws of any perfect free throw game in BU history. BU's prior best FT percentage in a Big 12 game was 95.7% at Texas Tech on Feb. 7, 2009 (22-of-23) and BU's most FTs made in any game in program history without a miss was 10 - Texas Tech, 1/25/69 [10-of-10]; UT Pan American, 1/3/78 [10-of-10].
Baylor is 13-1 when out-shooting its opponent this season and 174-19 when doing so under Drew.
Baylor is 8-0 this season and 86-9 under Drew when scoring 80+ points.
Baylor is 11-2 this season and 137-39 under Drew when out-rebounding its opponent.
Cory Jefferson (11 points) has scored in double figures in 20 of his last 22 games dating back to 2012-13 - it's the 13th time he's done so this season and 43rd time in his career.
Jefferson started his 52nd consecutive game after beginning the streak with one start in his first 55 games played.
Jefferson (season-high 14 rebounds) had his 7th double-digit rebounding game of the season (19th of career).
Jefferson notched his 6th double-double of the season and 17th of his career.
Jefferson (season-high 3 blocks) has had multiple blocks 8 times this season and 42 times in his career.
Brady Heslip (15 points) scored in double figures for the 10th time this season and 44th of his career.
Heslip has hit at least one 3-pointer in 77 of 89 career games, including 60 games with 2+ 3-pointers, 42 games with 3+ 3-pointers and 24 games with 4+ 3-pointers.
Isaiah Austin (14 points) has scored in double figures in each of his last 8 starts, 11 times this season and 38 times in his career.
Austin (4 blocks) passed Joey Fatta (101) for 7th place on the all-time BU career blocks list with 104 career blocks.
Austin (4 blocks) has had multiple blocks in 11 games this season and 27 times in his career.
Taurean Prince (career-high 23 points; 2nd career game with 20+) has scored double figures in 3 of his last 4 games, 5 times this season and 8 times in his career - BU is 8-0 all-time when Prince scored in double figures.
Prince (3 steals) set a new career high in steals.
Kenny Chery has made 23 straight free throws.
Rico Gathers (12 rebounds) has tallied double figures in rebounds 5 times this season and 12 in his career.
Gathers (10 points) has scored double-figures 6 times this season and 10 in his career.
Gathers tallied his 3rd double-double of the season and 6th of his career.