Feb. 12, 2014
BAYLOR (15-9, 3-8) 91, TCU (9-14,0-11) 58
Saturday, Feb. 12, 2014
Daniel-Meyer Coliseum (Fort Worth, Texas)
BAYLOR POSTGAME NOTES
Tonight's game was the 174th meeting in the all-time series. Baylor now leads 93-81, including a 38-40 mark in games played in Fort Worth and a 4-0 record in Big 12 Conference games.
Baylor is 54-3 when leading at halftime since 2011-12, including an 11-1 mark this season.
Baylor is 32-51 in February in the Drew era, including a 21-16 record since 2010.
Baylor is 159-78 since the start of the 2007-08 season.
Baylor has won 20 of its last 29 games dating back to last season, with six of the nine losses coming against ranked teams.
Head coach Scott Drew earned his 193rd career win, moving him within eight of tying Bill Henderson's school record.
Baylor has its 8th consecutive season with 15 or more wins after snapping a streak of five straight seasons without reaching that mark. The program's longest previous streak of 15-win seasons was four straight (1967-68 through 1970-71).
Baylor's 16 3-pointers made tied its most-ever in a Big 12 game - BU also made 16 at Texas A&M on Jan. 28, 2006.
Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 718 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 scored 49 points in the first half. The Bears had 51 first-half points when the teams met in Waco on Jan. 11.
Baylor's 13 first-half assists tied the most by the Bears before halftime this season - the Bears also had 13 against Hardin-Simmons on Dec. 1.
Baylor had a 45-18 rebounding advantage, surpassing the 40-rebound mark for the 11th time this season (9-2 in those games). The Bears are 73-19 in the Drew era when grabbing 40+ rebounds.
Josh Clemons, a 27-year-old Air Force veteran, made his Baylor debut, playing the final 1:35 in the game.
Isaiah Austin (14 points) scored in double figures for the 15th time this season and the 42nd time in his career.
Austin reached double figures before halftime (14 points) for the 2nd straight game - he had 16 prior to the break at OU.
Austin had a career-high-tying 5 assists, did not turn the ball over, and added 4 blocks.
Brady Heslip (season-high 24 points; 8-of-12 3FGs) hit a season-high eight 3-pointers - it was his 4th career game with 8 or more treys made.
Heslip hit three or more 3-pointers in a game for the 48th time in 98 career games played. He's hit four or more 3-pointers 30 times, five or more 3-pointers 14 times, six or more 3-pointers 8 times and seven or more 3-pointers 4 times.
Heslip has made at least four 3-pointers in each of the last five games (his only starts this season).
Cory Jefferson started his 61st consecutive game after beginning the streak with one start in his first 55 games played.
Jefferson (10 points) had his 18th double-figure scoring game of the season and 48th of his career (BU is 36-11+X in those games).
Rico Gathers (14 points, 11 rebounds) had his 4th double-double of the season and the 7th of his career. He scored in double figures for the 9th time this season and 13th time in his career (BU is 12-1 in those games).
Gathers has scored in double figures in 8 of the last 14 games after doing so in 5 of his 46 previous games at Baylor.
Royce O'Neale (10 points) scored in double figures for the 4th time this season and first time since Nov. 27.
O'Neale tied his season-high with 8 rebounds, and he added 4 assists.
Kenny Chery returned to the starting lineup after not starting the last 3 games while recovering from a turf toe injury. He had 7 assists, his 2nd-most in Big 12 play behind the 8 assists he had at Kansas on Jan. 20.