March 4, 2014
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NR/NR BAYLOR (20-10, 8-9) 74, IOWA STATE (22-7, 10-7) 61
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Ferrell Center | Waco, Texas
BAYLOR POSTGAME NOTES
Tonight's game is the 26th series meeting between Baylor and Iowa State. Baylor is 9-2 in Waco vs. ISU, and the home team has won 21 of 23 of the all-time regular season meetings in the series.
Scott Drew is 6-9 vs. ISU all-time.
Baylor snapped its four-game losing streak to Iowa State with Tuesday night's win (Last win, Feb. 13, 2012 at home, 79-64).
Baylor is now 3-7 vs. Top 25 opponents this season, and 2-6 vs. Top 25 teams in the Big 12.
Baylor honored its three seniors prior to the game, Cory Jefferson, Brady Heslip, and Gary Franklin. Jefferson was a four-year player for the Bears while Heslip and Franklin played three seasons for BU.
Baylor outscored ISU in the paint 30-24 and the Bears' reserves outscored the ISU bench 20-14.
Baylor had a season high 11 steals and marked the most since BU had 10 vs. Texas Tech, Feb. 9, 2013.
Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 724 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 is 29-25 in March in the Drew era.
Baylor is 164-79 since the start of the 2007-08 season.
Baylor has won 25 of its last 35 games dating back to last season, with seven of the 10 losses coming against ranked teams.
Cory Jefferson scored 21 points to give the senior his 53rd career and 23rd game in 2013-14 with double-figures in scoring.
Jefferson scored 15 points in the first half, the most at intermission since March 9, 2013 in Baylor's final regular season home game vs. Kansas.
Jefferson reached the 20-point mark for the fourth time this season and the 12th game of his career.
Jefferson's eight field goals tied a season-high among BU players this season, and it was his second game to make eight field goals.
Brady Heslip scored 18 points to reach double figures for the 53rd time in his career and the 19th time this season.
Heslip was 5-of-8 from long range; it marked the seventh time this season and the 15th time in his career that he's had at least
Kenny Chery scored 16 points to mark 16th time this season that he's reached double figures.
Rico Gathers tied a career high with three steals (Louisiana-Lafayette, 11/17/13; Kentucky, 12/6/13).
Royce O'Neale gathered 11 rebounds, his second-straight game with double figures in rebounding.
O'Neale tied a season-high with three steals (vs. Dayton, 11/26/13).