March 14, 2009
MISSOURI 73 (28-6), BAYLOR 60 (20-14)
FORD CENTER - OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA.
BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP, FINAL
MARCH 14, 2009
Baylor becomes the fifth straight former Southwest Conference school to lose in the title game of the Big 12 Championship (Texas schools are 0-7 all-time in tournament).
With tonight's loss, Baylor is now 8-12 all-time in the Big 12 Championship (4-5 under Scott Drew).
Baylor now trails 12-9 in its all-time series vs. Missouri / head coach Scott Drew is now 3-6 vs. Missouri.
Baylor is now 4-2 in games played at the Ford Center.
The Bears are looking to earn postseason invites in back-to-back seasons (either NCAA or NIT) for only the second time in school history (first occurrence: 1987 NIT & 1988 NCAA).
Baylor is now 3-12 this season when trailing at the half (37-33 tonight).
Baylor's six 3-pointers tonight increased the season total to 274, currently the second-highest single-season total in school history.
With 16 team free throws tonight, Baylor established a new single-season school record of 546 total free throws (through 34 games); old mark 541 by 1984-85 squad.
Baylor's 33 team rebounds tonight increased the season total to 1,183, currently the fifth-highest single-season total in school history.
Baylor teams have made at least one 3-point field goal in 546 straight games.
Curtis Jerrells broke and extended several school records in Big 12 Championship play in the following categories:
- Career Points: 148 in eight games - 16 Pts tonight
- Career Field Goals Made: 51 in eight games - Six FGM tonight
- Career 3-Point Field Goals Made: 16 in eight games - One 3FGM tonight
- Career Assists: 27 in eight games - Three assists tonight
- Career Starts: 8 in eight games
- Career Games Played: 8 (tied with teammates Henry Dugat and Kevin Rogers).
With three assists today, Curtis Jerrells moved into sixth place on Baylor single-season chart with 160 assists passing Vinnie Johnson.
With tonight's start, Kevin Rogers moved into a sixth-place tie on Baylor's career starts listing, tying Jay Shakir (1980-83) at 96.
Rogers becomes the third Baylor Bear in the Big 12 era, to be named to the All-Tournament Team (2001-DaMarcus Minor, 2007-Curtis Jerrells).