Feb. 20, 2012
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#13/14 BAYLOR 77, TEXAS 72
FRANK ERWIN CENTER AUSTIN, TEXAS
FEB. 20, 2012 ATTENDANCE: 14,501
Baylor has been ranked in the Top 15 for a program-record 16 consecutive weeks.
Baylor is 56-20 - 55-19 in the Scott Drew era - when ranked in the Associated Press Top 25, 49-15 when ranked in the USA TODAY/ESPN Coaches Top 25 and 47-14 all-time when ranked simultaneously in both polls.
Since the start of the 2007-08 season, Baylor is 114-52 and has made three postseason appearances (2008 NCAA, 2009 NIT, 2010 NCAA) and posted three 20-win seasons (135 wins in first 11 seasons of Big 12 era).
Monday was the 93rd victory for Baylor's senior class of Quincy Acy, Anthony Jones and Fred Ellis.
Baylor has won 11 games away from home this season and six Big 12 road games.
Monday was only its third win in Austin in the Big 12 era.
Baylor has swept the regular-season series with Texas for only the third time in the Big 12 era and second time in the last 3 seasons.
Drew is the third coach in school history with 150 or more career wins as Baylor head coach.
Baylor improved to 2-5 all-time on ESPN Big Monday, snapping a five-game losing streak. It's first ESPN Big Monday win since Feb. 21, 2001.
Monday was the 238th series meeting between Baylor and Texas, the most-played basketball rivalry for both schools. Texas leads the all-time series 157-81 and 85-28 for games played in Austin.
Baylor is 9-27 against Texas in the Big 12 era series, while head coach Scott Drew is 6-15 all-time against the Longhorns.
Monday is the fifth time in the series that Baylor is ranked.
Baylor is 14-4 in its last 17 games against its three in-state Big 12 opponents -- Texas A&M (5-1), Texas Tech (4-1) and Texas (4-2). Baylor is 5-0 against Texas Big 12 schools this season. (Prior to its recent in-state success, the Bears were a combined 10-27 in Scott Drew's first six seasons at Baylor.)
Baylor has swept Texas and Texas A&M in the same season for only the fifth time and the first time since 1970-71.
Baylor is 11-2 away from home this season. In the last five seasons under ninth-year head coach Scott Drew, Baylor has won 26 true road and 20 neutral-site games -- a combined 46-35 record away from home.
Baylor is 42-37 in Big 12 games in the last five seasons and has tallied the four highest Big 12 win totals in program history during that span -- 11 in 2009-10, 9 in 2007-08, 9 in 2011-12 and 7 in 2010-11.
Baylor is 8-2 in games decided by 5 points or fewer this season.
Baylor extended its 3-pointer streak to 647 games (second-longest active streak in Big 12) - dating to Feb. 21, 1990.
Baylor trailed at the half for the fourth time in the last five games and eighth time this season. Baylor is 3-5 when trailing at the half this season.
The 10-point halftime deficit is the largest Baylor has faced this season.
Senior F Quincy Acy played his 129th career game, tied for third all-time at Baylor with former teammate Josh Lomers.
Acy played in his 63rd career Big 12 game, one shy of tying the school record.
Acy has scored in double figures in 12 of his last 13 games.
With 22 points and a career-high 16 rebounds, Acy has 7 double-doubles this season and 16 for his career (Baylor 13-3 in those games).
Acy established a career high with 16 rebounds.
Acy posted his seventh career 20-point game, finishing 3 points shy of tying his career high.
Sophomore F Brady Heslip has made a 3FG is 26 of 28 games this season.
Heslip has hit 2+ 3FG in 20 games this season and has 7 games with 4+ 3FG.
Junior G Pierre Jackson moved into seventh place on Baylor's single-season assists list.
Jackson had a career-high 25 points - his third 20-point game of the season.