Nov. 17, 2013
23/25 BAYLOR (3-0) 87, NR/NR LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE (2-2) 68
Sun., Nov. 17, 2013
Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)
BAYLOR POSTGAME NOTES
This game is an opening round contest in the 2013 EA Sports Maui Invitational - Baylor is 2-2 all-time in the event as its only appearance was in the 1987-88 season.
Baylor extended its winning streak to 8 games - tied for the nation's 2nd-longest active streak and is the 8th-longest in BU history.
Baylor extended its home winning streak to 6 games - one shy of the 10th-longest in Ferrell Center history.
Baylor leads the all-time series vs. ULL 7-3 and has won all four games in Waco - the teams last met on Dec. 22, 1994, and Baylor won 73-65 in Lafayette, La.
Baylor is 42-16 all-time against current Sun Belt teams and 6-1 in the Scott Drew era.
The game was televised on FOX Sports Southwest, marking the 68th consecutive TV game for Baylor.
Baylor is 147-69 since the start of the 2007-08 season.
Baylor improved to 43-8 in November games during the Drew era.
Baylor has started a season 3-0 for the seventh straight year.
Baylor featured the same starting lineup for the 3rd straight game - G Kenny Chery, G Gary Franklin, C Isaiah Austin, G Ish Wainright and F Cory Jefferson - the group is 3-0 on the season.
Nine different Bears played at least 10 minutes in the game for the third straight game.
Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 697 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 now 128-116 in television games in the Drew era.
Baylor outscored ULL 36-13 in bench points and is now 103-56 when doing so in the Drew era.
Baylor has won 24 of 25 and 45 of its last 47 games when leading at halftime the last two seasons.
Baylor had 8 assists on 11 first half field goals and 18 assists on 27 field goals for the game as the Bears have had at least a 50% ratio on assists-to-made baskets in all three games this season.
Baylor went 8-for-14 from the free throw line in the first half while ULL had no attempts. BU finished the game 28-for-36 while ULL was 14-for-16.
Baylor's six blocks in the first half tied the most it has had for an entire game this season (6 vs. South Carolina) and BU's six blocks in the second half gave the Bears a total of 12 - the most since BU had 12 against Arkansas on Dec. 30, 2009 and tied for the 4th-most in program history.
Senior Cory Jefferson started his 40th consecutive game.
With 10 rebounds, Jefferson notched his 14th career double digit rebounding game - BU is 11-3 in those games.
With 16 points, Jefferson notched his 32nd career double digit scoring game - BU is 25-7 in those games.
With 16 points and 10 rebounds, Jefferson had his 13th career double-double - BU is 10-3 in those games.
With 2 blocks, Jefferson had his 35th game with 2 or more blocks - BU is 26-9 in those games.
Senior Brady Heslip (19 points; 2-of-5 3FGs) has hit at least one 3-point field goal in 68 of 77 career games, including 50 games with 2+ 3FGs, 35 games with 3+ treys, 20 games with 4+ 3-pointers and nine games with 5+ threes.
With 19 points, Heslip now has 37 games of scoring double figures in his career - Baylor is 30-7 in those games.
Heslip's 7 free throws made set a career high while his 7 attempts tied a career high.
Sophomore Isaiah Austin (8 blocks) had his 19th career game with 2+ blocks - Baylor is 15-4 in those games.
Austin tied a single-game career high with 5 blocks in the first half - he finished the game with a new career high of 8 blocks, which are tied for the sixth most in single-game BU history. The blocks are the most since Ekpe Udoh had 9 against Arkansas on Dec. 30, 2009.
Austin started his 38th consecutive game.
Freshman Ish Wainright scored his first career Baylor point with a free throw at the 19:26 mark of the first half - he finished the game with 3 points.
Junior transfer Royce O'Neale led the team with a season-high 6 assists.
Freshman Kenny Chery scored a team- and season-high 20 points and has scored double figures while leading the team in scoring in two of his first three games with Baylor. He's the first BU player to score 20 or more points this season.