March 14, 2014
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Friday, March 14, 2014
Sprint Center | Kansas City, Mo.
BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP, SEMIFINALS
BAYLOR POSTGAME NOTES
Tonight's win is Baylor's 10th in its last 11 games (since Kenny Chery returned to starting lineup after turf toe injury).
Baylor advances to the Big 12 Championship final for the third time in last 6 years and will face No. 4 seed Iowa State Saturday at 8 p.m.
Seventh-seeded Baylor is the lowest seed to reach a Big 12 Championship final since the ninth-seeded Bears played for the title in 2009.
Head coach Scott Drew recorded his 202nd career win and becomes the all-time winningest coach in Baylor history.
Baylor is now 24-8 in postseason (conference and national) tournaments over the last six seasons (13-3 last three years).
Baylor is now 12-3 over the last two seasons in March/April.
Baylor's 24 wins is tied for the 4th-most in a season in program history.
Baylor is 29-10 in its last 39 games (with 7 of the 10 losses coming against ranked teams).
BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES
Isaiah Austin has 17 total blocks in 3 Big 12 Championship games, breaking the Big 12 record for total blocks in single Big 12 Championship (old record 11 by MU's Arthur Johnson in 2003, 4 games).
Austin's 7 blocks tonight also set a new school record with 17 total blocks in Big 12 Championship play (broke old mark of 12 by Brian Skinner).
Cory Jefferson has totaled 34 rebounds in 3 Big 12 Championship games and currently ranks in a 7th place tie on the league's all-time single-tournament list (all-time record is 40 by KU's Drew Gooden in 2002).
Baylor is now 14-16 all-time in Big 12 Championship play (Bears have won 5 of last 7 games in championship play).
Baylor's 9 wins in championship games since 2009 are second only to Kansas (11).
Baylor is now 3-2 all-time in Big 12 Championship semifinal games.
Baylor is now 10-9 in the Big 12 Championship under Scott Drew.
Baylor is now 13-18 in tournament play in Kansas City (6-5 in the Sprint Center).
Baylor is now 1-3 vs. 3 seeds in Big 12 Championship play.
All-time series record: UT leads 160-83 / BU leads 3-2 in Big 12 Championship play / UT leads 8-7 all-time in neutral site games
Baylor is now 8-18 vs. UT in the Scott Drew era.
Baylor outshot UT 43%-40%, BU is now 23-3 this season when outshooting its opponent.
Baylor outrebounded UT 45-42 and is now 20-5 on the season when totaling more rebounds that its opponent.
Baylor is 17-1 this season when leading at the half, BU is 59-3 when leading at the half since 2011-12.
Baylor extended its 3-point streak to 728 games (second-longest active streak in Big 12), dating to Feb. 21, 1990.
Senior F Cory Jefferson...
recorded a 20-point, 13-rebound double-double, his third -straight & 14th of season & 25th of career (BU is 21-4 in such games).
has recorded double-doubles in all 3 Big 12 Championship games and in 7 of his last 10 games.
had 20 points, his 27th double-figure scoring game of the season & 57th of career (BU is 45-12 in such games).
had 13 rebounds, his 15 double-figure total of the season & 27th of career (BU is 22-5 in such games).
with 13 rebounds moved into 9th place on Baylor's career list at 696 (passed Tommy Bowman, 695).
with 20 points moved into 20th place on BU's career scoring chart at 1,109 (passed Roddrick Miller at 1,094 & William Chatmon at 1,104).
Senior G Brady Heslip...
hit six 3-pointers tonight and moved into 3rd on Baylor's single-season list at 108 (passed Aundre Branch's 104 in '94-95).
scored a season-high-tying 24 points, his 21st double-figure scoring game of the season & 55th of career (BU is 42-13 in such games).
tied his season-high with 4 rebounds.
is a perfect 15-15 from the free throw line over the last six games (10-10 in Big 12 Championship play).
Junior G Kenny Chery...
scored 10 points, his 18th double-figure scoring game of the season (BU is 14-5 in such games).
has made 36 of 39 free throws (92.3%) over the last 7 games - shot 1-2 tonight.
Sophomore C Isaiah Austin scored 10 points, his 21st double-figure scoring game of the season & 48th of career (BU is 34-13 in such games).
Junior F Royce O'Neale had 10 rebounds, his 5th double-figure total in the last 6 games (BU 5-0 in such games).