NR/NR BAYLOR (2-0) 64, 4/4 OREGON (1-1) 49
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016
Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)
BAYLOR POSTGAME NOTES
Baylor got its first-ever win over a top-five non-conference opponent in Waco.
No. 4 Oregon was the highest-AP ranked non-conference opponent to ever visit Waco. The previous high was vs. No. 6 Arizona on Dec. 8, 1997 and vs. No. 6 Washington State on Nov. 30, 2007.
Baylor is 7-41 all-time against AP top 5 teams with the previous last win being Dec. 6, 2013, vs. No. 3 Kentucky.
BU is 4-17 against AP top 5 teams in the Drew era, but 4-7 in its last 11 such games.
Baylor has knocked off 13 ranked teams over the last two-plus seasons (13-14 vs. ranked opponents).
BU is 32-54 against ranked teams since 2007-08 after going 0-27 in Drew's first four rebuilding seasons.
BU has won 4 of its last 11 games against AP top 5 teams, with previous wins vs. No. 3 Kansas (3/9/12), No. 4 Kansas (3/9/13) and No. 3 Kentucky (12/6/13).
Baylor's 127 wins since 2011-12 are second-most in the Big 12 behind only Kansas (148).
The series between Baylor and Oregon is now tied 1-1, the only other meeting was in 2015 in Eugene, Ore., with Oregon winning 74-67.
Baylor's starting lineup was Jo Lual-Acuil Jr., Manu Lecomte, Ishmail Wainright, Al Freeman, and Johnathan Motley. It was four of the five same starters as the season opener with only Motley getting his first start.
Drew, the program's all-time wins leader, is in his 15th season overall (271-183) and 14th at Baylor (251-172).
Baylor is 57-11 in November games under Drew.
There was only one tie and one lead change in the game, after breaking an 8-8 with a Manu Lecomte 3-point basket with 13:25 left in the first half. BU never trailed or the game was never tied after that.
Baylor closed the game on a 21-9 run, after Oregon had cut the lead to 45-40 with 10:57 left in the game.
Baylor went on a 10-0 run 10:23 to 7:41 in the first half to extend the lead from 15-14 to 25-14.
Oregon started the second-half on a 9-0 run in the first to cut the lead to 33-32 over the first 2:16, but never took the lead.
Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 802 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.
Baylor is 207-37 when leading or tied at halftime in the Drew era.
Baylor is 222-23 when shooting a higher percent than its opponent in Drew's tenure.
Baylor is 198-56 when outrebounding its opponent under Drew.
Baylor led in both blocks (9-8) and assists (18-11).
Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. (7 blocks) tied for 10th-most in a single game in Baylor history.
Lual-Acuil Jr. was also in double-figure rebounds (14) for the first time in his Baylor career.
Manu Lecomte (18 points) scored in double-figures for the second-straight game.
Lecomte was 4-of-4 from the field and 3-of-3 from behind the 3-point line in the first half.
Johnathan Motley (17 points) scored in double figures for the 26th time in his career.
Ishmail Wainright had 6 assists - one shy of his career high of 7.