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Baylor, Long Beach State Postgame Notes




March 20, 2013

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BAYLOR 112, LONG BEACH STATE 66
Wed., March 20, 2013
Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)
Attendance: 4,034

TEAM NOTES
• 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.

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES
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.

SERIES NOTES
• 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.

POSTSEASON NOTES
• 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.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
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.


 

 

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