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Baylor/Auburn Postgame Notes




March 24, 2009

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Baylor 74 (23-14) - Auburn 72 (24-13)
Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum - Auburn, Ala.
NIT Quarterfinals
Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Miscellaneous Notes
• With tonight's win Baylor advances to the NIT final four in New York for the first time in school history.
• Baylor has now won six of its last seven games (over an 18-day stretch), including five wins away from home.
• Baylor's third postseason win of the season is the second-most in school history - behind 1947-48 squad that won 4 and lost in NCAA championship game to Kentucky.
• Tonight's win was Baylor's 23rd of the season, the highest win total since the 1987-88 Bears finished 23-11.
• Baylor is now 11-4 over the last 2 seasons in tournament play (8-2 this season).
• With tonight's win, Baylor leads the all-time series vs. Auburn 4-2
• Baylor is now 59-125 all-time vs. current members of the SEC (1-1 this season).
• Baylor's senior trio of Curtis Jerrells, Henry Dugat and Kevin Rogers have now won 63 career games and become the winningest class in school history.
• Baylor has won three straight nationally televised games (and 4 of last 5). BU is 9-8 on national TV this season.

Drew Notes
• Tonight's win was Scott Drew's 100th as a head coach. His career record now stands at 100-105 (20-11 Valpo, 80-94 BU).
Scott Drew is now 3-2 all-time as a head coach in postseason games (3-1 NIT, 0-1 NCAA).
Scott Drew is 2-3 as a head coach vs. SEC teams.
Scott Drew is now 10-1 this season vs. first-time opponents.

Team Notes
• Baylor is now 19-2 this season when leading or tied at the half (37-36 tonight).
• Baylor shot 50% from the field, its third straight game shooting 50% or higher (60.9% vs. Georgetown, 61.7% at Virginia Tech), marking the third such three-game streak this season - the first since December (Hartford, Portland State & Jackson State).
• Baylor has broken several team records in 2008-09, below are some prominent categories with updated figures:

o Points: 2,826 (74 tonight)
o 3-Pointers Made: 299 (7 tonight)
o Free Throws Made: 579 (13 tonight)

• The Bears are among the Top 5 in the following team statistical categories:

o Blocks: now 2nd with 142 (4 tonight)
o Rebounds: now 2nd with 1,275(39 tonight)
o Assists: now 5th with 458 (15 tonight)
o Steals: remain 3rd with 266 (6 tonight)

• Baylor teams have made at least one 3-point field goal in 549 straight games.

Individual Notes
Kevin Rogers registered a 15-point, 12-rebound double-double, his 8th of the season and 25th of his career (tied for 4th all-time at BU).
Curtis Jerrells finished with 16 points, extending an 11-game double-digit scoring streak.
Josh Lomers blocked 2 shots tonight, tying his season high.
THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS MOVED UP TODAY ON BAYLOR'S CAREER STAT LISTS:
Kevin Rogers -
o with 15 POINTS tonight has 1,345 career, moves into 8th-place tie all-time (passes former teammate Aaron Bruce 1,330).
o with a START tonight has 99 career, moves into 5th all-time (passes former teammate Aaron Bruce 98).

Henry Dugat -
o With 5 POINTS tonight has 1,227 career, moves to 12th all-time (passes Willie Sublett 1,223 and David Wesley 1,224).

THE FOLLOWING PLAYERS MOVED UP TODAY ON BAYLOR'S SINGLE-SEASON STAT LISTS:
Kevin Rogers -
o With 12 REBOUNDS tonight has 281 on the season, moves to 10th on single-season list.

Curtis Jerrells -
o With 16 POINTS tonight has 596 on the season, moves to 8th on the single-season list (passes current manager David Wesley).
o With 5 FREE THROWS made tonight has 157 on the season, moves to 5th on the single-season list.
o With 35 MINUTES tonight has 1,279 on the season, sets new school record for single-season.


 

 

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