Nov. 29, 2008
BAYLOR (6-0) 87, NO. 14 ARIZONA STATE (4-1) 78
ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER ANAHEIM, CALIF.
NOV. 29, 2008 ATTENDANCE: 1,417
For the third consecutive game, Baylor goes with the starting five of Curtis Jerrells, Henry Dugat, Tweety Carter, Kevin Rogers and Mamadou Diene.
Baylor has now made at least one 3-point field goal in 492 straight games.
Jeff Pendergraph's 15 points in the first half are the most scored by an opponent against Baylor in a single half this season (previous high was 13 by Providence's Weyinmi Efejuku - 2nd; Jacksonville's Ben Smith - 2nd; and Paul Quinn's Carl Nelson - 1st).
Baylor advances to the 76 Classic championship game to face No. 19 Wake Forest Sunday at 9:30 p.m. (CT) on ESPN2.
Baylor's 10 field goals made in the first half vs. Arizona State were the second-fewest this season (9 in 2nd half vs. Providence).
Baylor's 31 first-half points are the fewest in a half this season.
BU made 5 3-pointers in the first half, surpassing Thursday night's total vs. Providence (4).
Tied 36-36 with 17:13 remaining, Baylor went on a 17-2 run over next 3:10 for a 53-38 lead.
Baylor's largest lead was 16 points, 67-51, in the second half.
Baylor connected on 11 3-pointers - falling one short of season high (12 v s. Jacksonville)
BU set 76 Classic tournament record with 87 points vs. Arizona State. Baylor is now 10-64 vs. nationally ranked teams since 1996-97 and improve to 3-32 under head coach Scott Drew.
Baylor's 9-point win is the second-largest over a ranked opponent in school history (+13 vs. Iowa State, 2001).
LaceDarius Dunn scored a season-high 27 points on 7-of-15 shooting (6-of-12 from 3-point range).
Curtis Jerrells scored a season-high 22 points, while going 6-for-6 at the free throw line in the game's final 3 minutes.
Jerrells is 74-for-91 career on clutch free throws (final 3 minutes of regulation and OT periods) - a career 81.3 percentage.
Dunn extended his consecutive games streak with making at least one 3-point field goal to 11 games, dating back to March 1, 2008.