March 13, 2009
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BAYLOR 76 (20-13), TEXAS 70 (22-11)
FORD CENTER - OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA.
BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP, SEMIFINAL
MARCH 13, 2009
Baylor advances to the Big 12 Championship title game for the first time ever (12 tournaments).
Baylor becomes only third team in Big 12 history to win three games and play for tournament title (10-seed Mizzou 1997 & 5-seed Mizzou 2003), both previous teams lost.
Ninth-seeded Baylor becomes second-lowest seed to advance to Big 12 Championship final (10-seed Missouri lost to 1-seed Kansas 87-60 in first-ever Big 12 Tournament in 1997.
Tonight's win improves Baylor's record to 20-13, marking BU's fifth 20-win campaign in school history and the first back-to-back 20-win seasons in school history (21-11 in 2007-08).
With tonight's win, Baylor is now 8-11 all-time in the Big 12 Championship (4-4 under Scott Drew).
Baylor snapped a 24-game losing streak to Texas, notching its first victory since an 80-75 home win in February 1998, and now trails 155-76 in the all-time series / head coach Scott Drew is now 1-13 vs. Texas.
Baylor is now 1-2 all-time in Big 12 Championship play and 3-4 all-time in conference tournaments (2-2 in Southwest Conference Classic) vs. Texas.
Baylor is now 4-1 in games played at the Ford Center.
Baylor outrebounded Texas 35-27. The Bears are now 13-2 this season when outrebounding their opponent.
Baylor is now 3-11 this season when trailing at the half (39-33 tonight).
The 2008-09 Baylor squad is the second-highest scoring team in BU history with points 2,534 total points in 33 games (second to last year's 2,601 points in 33 games).
With five 3-pointers tonight, Baylor moved to third on the school's single-season 3-pointers made list with 268 on the season.
With two team blocks tonight, Baylor moved to fourth on the school's single-season blocks chart with 130 on the season.
Baylor teams have made at least one 3-point field goal in 545 straight games.
LaceDarius Dunn scored 16 today. In three career Big 12 Championship games Dunn is averaging 19.5 points.
Henry Dugat's made 3-pointer on his second attempt of the game (early second half) snapped a streak of 22 straight missed 3s spanning 11 games. Dugat finished 1-of-3 on 3-pointers.
Dugat finished with 17 points, his first double-digit scoring output in the last 11 games.
Curtis Jerrells scored 13 points and moved into third place all-time on Baylor's scoring chart (passing Brian Skinner, 1,702) with 1,714 career points.
Curtis Jerrells broke and extended several school records in Big 12 Championship play in the following categories:
- Career Points: 132 in 7 games - 13 Pts today
- Career Field Goals Made: 45 in 7 games - Four FGM today
- Career 3-Point Field Goals Made: 15 in 7 games - One 3FGM today
- Career Starts: 8 in 8 games
- Career Games Played: 8 (tied with teammates Henry Dugat and Kevin Rogers).
extended his Baylor-record career rebounds in Big 12 Championship play - now 57 in seven games (Five today).
Jerrells single-season assists 157, tied for 7th all-time, two shy of 6th, four shy of 5th all-time.
Jerrells career steals 149, two shy of 3rd all-time
Dugat career steals 143, two shy of 5th all-time
played 28 minutes tonight and moved into sixth place all-time at Baylor in minutes played with 3,071 (passed former teammate Aaron Bruce
, No. 4 all-time at Baylor in career disqualifications, fouled out tonight for the first time all season (21st career).