March 20, 2013
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BAYLOR 112, LONG BEACH STATE 66
Wed., March 20, 2013
Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)
• Baylor is the only Texas school out of 21 D-1 programs to still be playing in an NCAA-run postseason tournament.
• Baylor is now 13-0 when scoring at least 37 points in the first half.
• Baylor set a season high with 57 points in a half. Its previous high was 56 vs. Hardin-Simmons on Jan. 19, 2013.
• Baylor’s field goal percentage of .635 (40-of-63) was the second highest of the season. The Bears shot .645 in the season opener vs. Lehigh on Nov. 9, 2012.
• Baylor’s 3-point field goal percentage of .696 is a school-record, surpassing the .667 shot against Oklahoma State on March 3, 2007. The previous high mark this season was .611 vs. St. John’s on Nov. 18, 2012.
• Baylor tied a Scott Drew-era record with 16 made 3-point field goals. BU also had 16 vs. Texas A&M on Jan. 28, 2006.
• Baylor scored 90 or more points for the fourth time this season and the 40th time in the Scott Drew era.
• Baylor scored 100 or more points in a game for the second time this season and the 64th (61-3) time in program history.
• It was BU’s highest point total since registering 113 vs. Jackson State on Dec. 31, 2008. The 112 points are tied for the 10th most in program history.
• Baylor had seven or more players in double figures for the first time since March 1, 2008 vs. Missouri.
• Baylor's 31 assists were a season-high, a Scott Drew era record and the third-most in program history. BU's previous season-high and the previous Scott Drew era mark was 30 vs. Hardin-Simmons on Jan. 19, 2013.
• Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 690 consecutive games – the second-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.
• Scott Drew recorded his 174th career win at Baylor, 27 shy of Bill Henderson’s school record.
• The victory gives Baylor 19+ wins for the fifth time in the last six seasons. The Bears only had four 19+ win seasons in their first 101 years of basketball.
• The Bears are now 140-69 since the start of the 2007-08 season.
• Baylor is now 25-25 in the month of March under Drew.
• The Bears have won 20 of 21 and 41 of their last 43 games when leading at the half. BU led 59-34.
• It was the first time this season Baylor used the starting lineup of Isaiah Austin, Gary Franklin, Brady Heslip, Cory Jefferson and A.J. Walton.
• Baylor is now 3-2 vs. LBSU all-time and 1-1 in games played in Waco.
• This was the first series meeting between the two schools since Dec. 22, 1979.
• Baylor is 14-13 all-time in postseason play.
• Baylor is now 5-4 all-time (five appearances) and 2-0 at home in NIT play.
• Baylor improved to 2-3 in NIT first round games.
• Baylor is 11-4 in the postseason under Scott Drew.
• Baylor has now recorded at least one win in its last four postseason trips.
• With 57 points, Baylor scored more points than it ever had in a postseason half. The previous high was against 49 against Purdue on March 20, 2008.
• Baylor has now appeared in the postseason in five of the last six years. BU only made seven postseason appearances in the program’s first 101 seasons of play.
• BU’s 12 3-point field goals are the most Baylor has made in any postseason game. The previous high was 11 vs. Colorado on March 17, 2012.
• Baylor scored more points (112) than any previous postseason game. The old record was 84 vs. Virginia Tech on March 21, 2009.
• Baylor had its best field goal percentage in any postseason game – 63.5 percent (40-63). The previous high was 61.7 percent (29-47) vs. Virginia Tech on March 21, 2009.
• Baylor made its most field goals in any postseason game with 40. The previous high was 29 vs. Xavier on March 23, 2012.
• Baylor had its best 3-point field percentage in any postseason game – 69.6 percent (16-23). The previous high was 55 percent vs. Colorado on March 17, 2012.
• Pierre Jackson with 11 points tonight stayed in 18th place on Baylor's career scoring chart with 1,148.
• Jackson has scored in double-figures in 39 of his last 40 games.
• Jackson moved into a tie for fifth all-time in Baylor single-season scoring with 625 points. He ties Michael Williams after passing LaceDarius Dunn (614), Terry Teagle (620 & 622).
• Jackson has made at least one 3-point field goal in 44 consecutive games, which is the 2nd-longest streak in program history behind LaceDarius Dunn's 45 consecutive games.
• With six assists, Jackson (206 assists) sits in third on Baylor's single-season assists list behind his own mark of 223, set in 2011-12.
• Jackson had five or more assists for the 24th time this season and the 47th time in his career.
• Cory Jefferson had 15 points to score in doubles figures for the 21st time in his season and 25th time this season.
• With 2 blocks, Jefferson is in fifth on BU’s all-time list with 111.
• Jefferson is seventh on the single-season block list with 65.
• A.J. Walton is second on the program’s all-time games played list (136) and sits three away from tying Quincy Acy’s record of 139.
• Walton had nine assists in the game. That tally ties for the most in an NIT game by a Baylor player. Tweety Carter also had nine vs. Georgetown on March 18, 2009.
• Brady Heslip has made one 3-point basket in 62 of 70 career games and three or more in 32 games.
• Heslip scored in double figures for the 33rd time in his career and the 12th time this season.
• Heslip set the Baylor record for most 3-point field goals in an NIT game with eight. The previous record was six by LaceDarius Dunn vs. San Diego State on March 31, 2009.
• In five career postseason games, Heslip is 24-38 (.632) on three-point field goals.
• Heslip tied the most 3-point field goals made by a Baylor player this season. He also made eight vs. St. John’s on Nov. 18, 2012.
• Gary Franklin set a career-high with six assists.
• Franklin (11 pts.) posted a double-digit scoring effort for the second time in his career.
• Isaiah Austin (13 pts.) was in double figures for the 24th time this season.
• Austin (2 blks.) moved into a tie for eighth on the single-season blocked shots list with Alex Holcombe (50).
• Taurean Prince (14 pts.) scored in double-digits for the third time this season.
• Deuce Bello (10 pts.) scored in double-figures for the second time this season and the fourth time in his career.