March 11, 2010
#21/20 BAYLOR (25-6) 86, TEXAS (24-9) 67
SPRINT CENTER KANSAS CITY, MO.
MARCH 11, 2010 ATTENDANCE: 18,879
Tonight's win is Baylor's 25th on the season, tying the school-record for wins (matches total of 1945-46 squad that finished 25-5 and won the SWC).
Baylor advances to the Big 12 Championship semifinals for the second straight year and the third time in 13 tournament appearances.
THE SERIES: Baylor wins its fourth straight game vs. Texas (longest winning streak in the series since BU won 6 straight from 1981-83) and third this season (first 3-game season sweep since 1981-82 campaign); Baylor trails in the series record 79-155; Baylor is now 6-8 vs. UT at neutral sites and 2-2 in Big 12 Championship play.
BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP: Baylor improves its all-time record in Big 12 Championship play to 9-12 (5-5 under Scott Drew); including a 3-3 mark in quarterfinal games; Baylor is now 3-1 in Big 12 Championship play as the higher seed.
Baylor is 8-2 in its last 10 postseason games (dating to 2009 postseason).
Tonight's win improves Baylor record to 32-8 over its last 40 games (dating to end of 2008-09 regular season).
Including the 2009 Big 12 Championship, Baylor is now 17-7 in its last 24 games away from home, including an 11-3 record in neutral games.
Baylor has won seven consecutive games in the month of March (dating to 2009).
Baylor is now 1-1 all-time in the Sprint Center and 8-14 all-time in Kansas City (5-8 in Big 12 Championship games in KC).
Baylor is perfect 13-0 this season when topping 80 points (52-6 in Drew Era).
Baylor is 24-2 this season when outshooting (FG%) its opponents - today 53.6% to 36.4%.
Baylor is now 12-1 this season when shooting 50% or higher from field - 56-6 in Drew Era.
Baylor is 20-1 this season when holding opponents to less than 70 points.
Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 582 consecutive games - the second-longest active streak in the Big 12 behind Texas.
With 20 points tonight, senior Tweety Carter moved into 8th place on Baylor's all-time scoring list with 1,389 career points [passed former teammate Kevin Rogers' 1,371].
With 3 3-pointers tonight, Tweety Carter moved into a 2nd place tie on Baylor's career 3s list with 267 career 3s [tied Aundre Branch].
With 8 rebounds tonight, Ekpe Udoh moved into a 7th place tie on Baylor's single-season rebounds list with 302.
LaceDarius Dunn made a career-high 7 assists tonight.
Josh Lomers blocked a career-high 4 blocks tonight.
Sophomore Fred Ellis scored a season-high 6 points behind career-high two 3-pointers.
Tweety Carter started and played in his eighth career Big 12 Championship game tonight, tying the school record for both starts and games played in Big 12 tournament play (8, tied with former teammate Curtis Jerrells in starts and former teammates Mamadou Diene, Henry Dugat, Jerrells and Kevin Rogers in GP).
LaceDarius Dunn and Josh Lomers made their 40th consecutive starts dating back to Baylor's postseason run in 2008-09.
Junior F Ekpe Udoh and sophomore G/F Anthony Jones made their 31st straight starts.