Jan. 28, 2014
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NR/NR BAYLOR (13-7, 1-6) 64, NR/NR WEST VIRGINIA (12-9, 4-4) 66
Tues., Jan. 28, 2014
Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)
BAYLOR POSTGAME NOTES
Baylor has won 13 of its last 16 games at the Ferrell Center, but has lost its last three.
Baylor has its first 3-game losing streak at home since losing to UT, KU, and OU in 2009.
Baylor has its first 5-game losing streak since losing 6 in a row in 2009.
Baylor is 68-15 at home since 2009-10, posting an .819 winning percentage.
Today's game was the 4th all-time meeting between Baylor and West Virginia. Baylor leads the series 3-1 overall, is 1-1 in Waco and 3-1 under head coach Scott Drew.
The game was televised on ESPN2, marking the 85th consecutive TV game for Baylor - BU is 138-122 in TV games under Drew.
Baylor is 41-47 in January in the Drew era, including a 27-14 record since the 2009-10 season.
Baylor is 157-76 since the start of the 2007-08 season.
Baylor has won 18 of its last 25 games overall, with 4 of the 7 losses coming against ranked teams.
Baylor is 5-2 this season in games decided by 5 points or less or in OT - BU was 3-8 in those games last year.
Baylor used its 5th different starting lineup of the season - Royce O'Neale, Kenny Chery, Brady Heslip, Isaiah Austin, Cory Jefferson.
Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 714 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 17 of 20 opponents this season and has been out-rebounded just thrice in 20 games.
Baylor is 13-3 when out-shooting its opponent this season and 174-21 when doing so under Drew.
Baylor is 11-5 this season and 137-42 under Drew when out-rebounding its opponent.
Cory Jefferson started his 57th consecutive game after beginning the streak with one start in his first 55 games played.
Jefferson (2 blocks) had multiple blocks for the 10th time this season and 44th time of his career.
Kenny Chery (10 points) has scored in double figures 11 times in his Baylor career.
Brady Heslip has hit at least one 3-pointer in 80 of 93 career games, including 63 games with 2+ 3-pointers, 44 games with 3+ 3-pointers and 26 games with 4+ 3-pointers.
Heslip (13 points) scored in double figures for the 12th time this season and 46th time in his career.
Heslip (3 assists) had a season high in assists.
Heslip (34 minutes) played a season high minutes.
Isaiah Austin (4 blocks) had multiple blocks in a game for the 15th time this season and 31st time in his career.
Austin has made a three in 3 of his last 4 games and is 7-for-15 in that stretch - in the 16 games prior he was 1-for-7.
Austin (4 assists) had a season high in assists.
Taurean Prince (2 threes) had his 2nd game this season with 2 or more made three-pointers (had 3 at Texas Tech Jan. 15) - had none last season.
Prince (11 points) scored in double figures for the 8th time this season and 11th time of his career.
Prince has scored 105 points on only 69 field goal attempts in his last 9 games and already has more points this season (167) than all of last season (88).
Rico Gathers (12 rebounds) had 10 or more rebounds for the 6th time this season and 13th time of his career.