March 21, 2014
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 BAYLOR (25-11) 74 -  NEBRASKA (19-13) 60
Friday, March 21, 2014
AT&T Center | San Antonio, Texas
NCAA Championship, Second Round
BAYLOR POSTGAME NOTES
Baylor held Nebraska to 16 points in the first half, the lowest of any Baylor opponent this season and fewest by BU opponent since Bears led Texas Tech 40-15 at the half on 2/27/12.
Baylor played the last 5 minutes of the 1st half without Cory Jefferson, Isaiah Austin or Kenny Chery, who were all sitting with 2 fouls. The Bears built their lead from 19-11 to 29-16 over those 5 minutes.
Baylor is now 26-9 in postseason (conference and national) tournaments over the last six seasons (14-4 last three years).
Baylor is now 13-4 over the last two seasons in March/April.
Baylor is now 10-9 in eight NCAA Championship appearances, including a 7-3 record in the Scott Drew era.
Baylor is now 40-17 when playing non-Big 12 teams away from home.
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES
Baylor tied its NCAA Tournament high with 20 FT attempts in the first half and finished with 48 attempts to set a new game-high for the Bears in the NCAA tournament.
Baylor is 11-12 all-time against the Cornhuskers, including a 6-4 mark under Scott Drew.
Baylor has now won six of the last seven meetings with Nebraska and is 4-1 against the Cornhuskers at neutral sites.
Baylor has made a 3-pointer in 730 consecutive games, marking the 2nd-longest streak in the conference.
Baylor had three players reach double-digit scoring for the fifth straight game.
Baylor's 48 free throw attempts were its most in the Scott Drew era, topping the old mark of 47 set in the Bears' 2008 game against Texas A&M.
Sophomore forward Isaiah Austin scored 13 points (all in 2nd half) to record his 23rd-double digit scoring effort of the season and the 50th of his career.
Senior forward Cory Jefferson (16 points) recorded his 27th-double figure scoring effort of the season and the 57th of his career.
Sophomore forward Rico Gathers (11 points) reached double figures in scoring for the 9th time this season and 14th time in his career.
Brady Heslip set a Baylor NCAA tournament record in free throws made and attempted, going 10-of-10 from the FT line.
Austin had a career high 10 free-throw attempts and a career high 8 free throws made.
Royce O'Neale (10 rebounds) has posted double-digit rebounds in 6 of his last 8 games after not doing so in any of his previous 28 games at Baylor.