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Baylor, Wichita State Postgame Notes
Dec. 2, 2017

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8/8 WICHITA STATE (6-1) 69, 16/16 BAYLOR (5-2) 62
Dec. 2, 2017
Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)
Attendance: 9,773

BAYLOR POSTGAME NOTES

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES
• Baylor and Wichita State met for the fifth time – WSU takes a 3-2 lead in the series, including 2-1 in Waco. The Bears are 1-1 against the Shockers under Scott Drew.
• Baylor is 132-28 in November and December games in the Drew era, including a 50-6 mark since 2013.
• Baylor is 65-16 in December under Drew.
• Drew is in his 15th season at BU and is Baylor’s all-time wins leader (282) – he is 282-182 at BU and 302-193 overall in 16 seasons as a head coach.
• Baylor’s 157 wins since 2011-12 are second most in the Big 12 behind only Kansas (184).
• Baylor is 248-113 since 2007-08, the first year Drew’s staff had a full allotment of scholarships.
• Baylor is 157-66 over the last six-plus seasons.
• Baylor started Jo Lual-Acuil Jr., Nuni Omot, Tristan Clark, Manu Lecomte and King McClure for the sixth straight game, and the group is 5-2 as a starting unit this season.

TEAM NOTES
• Baylor trailed by seven with 16:33 remaining in the second period, but rallied back to tie the game at 62-62 with 3:10 left in the game. The Shockers closed the game on a 7-0 run on a three-point FG and four free throws.
• Baylor is 20-3 against non-Big 12 teams since the start of the 2015-16 season – the only losses are in the 2017 Sweet 16 to South Carolina, at No. 21 Xavier on Nov. 28 and vs. No. 8 Wichita State on Dec. 2 this season.
• Baylor had its 46 consecutive non-conference home game win streak snapped, ending the nation’s second-longest active streak (Duke, 136).
• Baylor has blocked at least one shot in 74 consecutive games, dating back to Nov. 16, 2015 vs. Oregon.
• Baylor has the Big 12’s second longest active streak with at least one three-point field goal made, doing so in 842 straight games.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
King McClure (12 points) scored in double-figures for the fifth time this season and 18th time in his 3-year BU career.
• McClure made his 18th-straight start after starting only one of his first 54 games at Baylor.
Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. has started all 42 games during his Baylor career.
• Lual-Acuil Jr. (13 points) scored in double-digits for the 24th time in his BU career, adding his fifth double-figure scoring effort in 2017.
• Lual-Acuil Jr. made and attempted a career-high free throw marks, finishing the game shooting 5-for-6 from the charity stripe.
Mark Vital (7 rebounds) matched his career-high rebounds mark, tying his previous high of 7 at Xavier on Nov. 28, 2017. Five of those were offensive rebounds, leading all players.
• Vital (3 steals) set a career-high mark in steals, topping his previous high of 2 (Central Arkansas, 11/10/17, and Xavier, 11/28/17).
Manu Lecomte (15 points) scored in double-figures for the sixth time in seven games this season and 52nd time in his Division I career.
Tristan Clark (9 rebounds) tied his career-high rebounds mark, limited to 29 minutes after getting into foul trouble early in the second half.
Tyson Jolly made his collegiate debut for the Bears, logging three minutes in the first half.


 

 

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