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Baylor, Nebraska Postgame Notes

March 21, 2014

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[6] BAYLOR (25-11) 74 - [11] NEBRASKA (19-13) 60
Friday, March 21, 2014
AT&T Center | San Antonio, Texas

NCAA Championship, Second Round


• 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.

• 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.



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