March 8, 2014
BAYLOR (21-10, 9-9) 76, KANSAS STATE (20-11, 10-8) 74
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Bramlage Coliseum | Manhattan, Kan.
BAYLOR POSTGAME NOTES
Baylor became the first Big 12 team to win in Manhattan this season and snapped K-State's 15-game home winning streak.
Today's game was the 30th meeting in the all-time series. Baylor now trails 14-16, including a 6-9 mark in Manhattan.
Baylor is now 7-1 since Kenny Chery returned to the starting lineup following a turf toe injury.
Baylor earned its 8th top-50 RPI win of the season.
Baylor is now 18-29 when trailing at the half since the 2011-12 season - BU is 56-3 when leading at the half since 2011-12.
Baylor finished the Big 12 season with a 4-5 road record, tying the 2nd-most road wins in its Big 12 history.
Baylor's 21 wins tie the 8th-most in a season in program history (2007-08).
Baylor's 9 wins in Big 12 play tied the Bears' 3rd-most in a Big 12 season.
Baylor defeated Kansas State multiple times in the same season for the first time.
Baylor is now 13-14 in Big 12 road games since 2011-12, and the Bears are 24-35 in Big 12 road games since 2007-08.
Head coach Scott Drew recorded his 199th career win - he's 2 behind Baylor record holder Bill Henderson (201).
Baylor tied for 6th place in the Big 12 standings, but the Bears lose the head-to-head tiebreaker with West Virginia, so BU will be the No. 7 seed at next week's Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship. BU will face No. 10 TCU at 8:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday.
Baylor had 9 assists and just 3 turnovers in the 2nd half. Baylor has combined for 41 assists and 9 turnovers as a team in the second halves of its last 5 games.
Baylor has trailed at the half in 5 of its last 7 games, but the Bears have come back to win four of those games. BU trailed by 8 points at the break today.
Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 725 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 27-15 in March/April since 2009, and the Bears are 30-25 in March/April in the Drew era.
Baylor is 165-79 since the start of the 2007-08 season.
Baylor has won 26 of its last 36 games dating back to last season, with seven of the 10 losses coming against ranked teams.
Cory Jefferson (16 points) had his 24th double-figure scoring game of the season and the 54th of his career (BU is 42-12 in those games).
Jefferson (1,055 career points) moved into 23rd on Baylor's all-time scoring list, passing Don Heathington (1,040), Kelvin Chalmers (1,045), Winston Moore (1,046), Brady Heslip (1,052) and Jerry Mallett (1,053).
Kenny Chery had career highs with 29 points, 13 free throws made and 14 free throw attempts - he made 13 straight free throws after missing his first. Chery also tied his career high with 3 steals (5th time).
Chery scored in double figures for the 17th time this season and 6th time in the last 7 games, a stretch where he's averaging 17.7 points per game.
Chery had his 6th 20-point game of the season (3rd in last 7 games).
Isaiah Austin finished the Big 12 season with 57 blocks, tying former Bear Ekpe Udoh (57 in 2009-10) for 2nd-most ever in a conference season by a Big 12 play, trailing only Kansas' Jeff Withey (65 in 2011-12).
Brady Heslip finished the Big 12 season with 63 3-pointers made, which ranks 2nd on the Big 12's all-time single-season list for conference play, trailing only OSU's Keiton Page (64 in 2011-12).
Heslip (281 career 3-pointers) passed John Lucas (280) for 9th on the Big 12's career 3-pointers made list.
Heslip (1,052 career points) moved into 24th on Baylor's all-time scoring list, passing Kelvin Chalmers (1,045) and Winston Moore (1,046).