March 23, 2012
#9/10  BAYLOR 75,  XAVIER 70
GEORGIA DOME ATLANTA, GA.
MARCH 23, 2012 ATTENDANCE: 24,731
Baylor advances to Sunday's Elite Eight matchup against the Kentucky-Indiana winner.
Tonight's win advances Baylor to the NCAA quarterfinals for the fifth time in school history (2010 Elite Eight and eight-team regional semifinals in 1946, 1948 and 1950).
Baylor advances to a regional final for the second time in three years and the fourth time in school history (2010 South Region-lost to Duke, 1950 West Region-lost to Bradley, 1948 West Region-beat Kansas State).
The Bears won their third straight NCAA Championship game, tying school record for NCAA wins set in 2010.
Baylor is now 9-8 all-time in seven tournament appearances and has won six of its last seven NCAA championship games.
Baylor is now 6-2 under head coach Scott Drew in NCAA Championship play (2008, 2010, 2012).
Baylor is now 16-6 over the last four years in postseason tournaments (Big 12, NCAA/NIT).
With tonight's win, Baylor increased its school-record win total to 30 victories.
SERIES: Baylor leads the all-time series vs. Xavier by a 2-0 margin.
Baylor is now 16-4 this season in games played away from home.
Tonight is Baylor's school-record eighth neutral-site win (tops seven in 1948 & 2010).
Tonight's win is the 100th victory for BU's winningest senior class in history (Quincy Acy, Fred Ellis and Anthony Jones).
Baylor outshot Xavier 51%-43%, BU is now 24-1 when shooting higher percentage than opponent.
Baylor is now 13-1 when shooting 50 percent or higher. (if outrebound) Baylor outrebounded Xavier 35-29 tonight, the Bears are 23-3 this season when totaling more rebounds.
Baylor is now 26-1 this season when leading or tied at the half.
Baylor extended its 3-pointer streak to 656 games (second-longest active streak in Big 12) - dating to Feb. 21, 1990.
Senior Quincy Acy finished with a 20-point, 15-rebound double-double, his eighth of the season and 17th of his career.
Acy had a game-high 20 points tonight was his first double-figure scoring effort of the NCAA tournament (4 & 7 points previously).
With 20 points tonight, Acy moved into 11th on Baylor's career scoring list with 1,338.
Acy had 15 rebounds tonight and set Baylor records for boards in a single-game (previously 13) and career boards (51) in NCAA Championship play.
Junior Pierre Jackson finished with 16 points and has scored in double-figures in seven straight games.
Jackson's 10 assists tonight ties his Baylor's single-game NCAA Championship record set last game vs. Colorado.
Jackson's 2 steals tonight moved him into sixth place on Baylor's single-season list with 66.
Perry Jones III finished with xx points, his first double-figure scoring effort of the NCAA Championship (2 & 7 previous).
A.J. Walton finished with 5 assists tonight and moved into 6th on Baylor's career list with 318. Walton 1 asst shy of 7th, 3 shy of 6th, 7 shy of 5th career - 313
Acy increased his school records for games played (139) and games played in NCAA Championship play (7).
Anthony Jones and A.J. Walton also share the Baylor record for games played in NCAA Championship play with seven.