Feb. 15, 2014
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BAYLOR (16-9, 4-8) 87, Kansas State (17-8, 7-5) 73, 2OT
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas
BAYLOR POSTGAME NOTES
Tonight's game was the 29th meeting in the all-time series. Baylor is 13-16 all-time against Kansas State, including a 6-5 mark in games played in Waco and a 12-11 record in Big 12 Conference games.
Baylor is 37-28 in OT games all-time. This was Baylor's first double OT game since a 91-84 loss against Colorado on March 8, 2008, and first 2 OT game at the Ferrell Center since a 85-79 win against Louisiana-Monroe on December 16, 2003.
Baylor is 33-51 in February in the Drew era, including a 22-16 record since 2010.
Baylor is 160-78 since the start of the 2007-08 season.
Baylor has won 21 of its last 30 games dating back to last season, with six of the nine losses coming against ranked teams.
Head coach Scott Drew earned his 194th career win, moving him within seven of tying Bill Henderson's school record.
Baylor has its 7th consecutive season with 16 or more wins after snapping a streak of five straight seasons without reaching that mark. The program's longest previous streak of 16-win seasons was two straight.
Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 719 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 had a 54-40 rebounding advantage, surpassing the 40-rebound mark for the 13th time this season (10-2 in those games). The Bears are 74-19 in the Drew era when grabbing 40+ rebounds.
Baylor's 21 first-half points were its fewest in a half this season and lowest since scoring 20 at Kansas on Jan. 14, 2013. This season's previous low was 22 at Texas Tech on Jan. 15.
This was Baylor's largest halftime deficit overcome in a win since making up a 10-point halftime deficit in 77-72 win at Texas on Feb. 20, 2012.
This was Baylor's largest halftime deficit overcome to win in a home game since making up 14-point deficit in 70-66 win vs. Colorado on Jan. 29, 2011.
Kenny Chery finished with 20 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists, the 6th triple-double in Baylor history and 14th in Big 12 history. He was the first Baylor player ever to have a triple-double in a conference game, and the first BU player with a triple-double since Ekpe Udoh recorded one on January 6th, 2010.
Chery set career highs with 12 assists and 10 rebounds.
Chery had a 2.4 assist-to-turnover ratio, his 16th time in the last 17 games with a ratio better than 2.
Isaiah Austin (18 points) scored in double figures for the 16th time this season and the 43rd time in his career.
Austin finished with a career-high 9 blocks, which is 4th most in Baylor history, one behind the record of 10.
Austin had his 3rd straight game with double digit points in a half (10 in the 2nd half).
Cory Jefferson started his 62nd consecutive game after beginning the streak with one start in his first 55 games played.
Jefferson has his highest point total in Big 12 play this season (21 points), his 2nd game of the season with 20+ and 10th of his career. Baylor owns a 10-0 record when Jefferson scores 20+ points.
Jefferson finished 9-13 from the free throw line, his most makes and attempts of the season.
Jefferson also finished with 11 rebounds, his 8th of the season and 19th of his career which ties him for 8th all-time with Willie Sublett and Jerome Lambert.
Jefferson fouled out of a game for the first time in his career.
Brady Heslip hit a buzzer beating 3-pointer to send the game into OT that continued his streak of hitting a 3-pointer in every game started this season.
Heslip tied a season high with 7 misses from 3-point range and had his lowest 3-point shooting % of the season in games with at least 6 attempted.
Royce O'Neale had his 2nd consecutive game with 8 rebounds, which tied his career high.
Taurean Prince (12 points) scored 8 points in 2OT, while Kansas State scored 5.