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Baylor, Sam Houston State Postgame Notes
Dec. 4, 2017

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23/22 BAYLOR (6-2) 84, NR/NR SAM HOUSTON STATE (5-4) 56
 
Monday, Dec. 4, 2017
Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)
Attendance: 5,015

BAYLOR POSTGAME NOTES

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES
• Baylor has started 6-2 or better for the fifth straight season and 11th time in the last 12 seasons (except 2012-13).
• Baylor is 21-3 in games against non-Big 12 opponents since the start of the 2016-17 season – only losses are to South Carolina in 2017 Sweet 16, at No. 21 Xavier and vs. No. 8 Wichita State.
• Baylor has won 44 straight games at home against unranked non-conference teams (last loss was to Northwestern (74-70) on Dec. 4, 2012). BU has won 31 straight regular season games against unranked foes.
• Baylor and Sam Houston State met for the 12th time – BU leads the series 9-3 and is 3-0 under Scott Drew.
• Baylor is 133-28 in November and December games in the Drew era, including a 51-6 mark since 2013.
• Baylor is 66-16 in December under Drew and has won 24 straight games in December against unranked foes.
• Baylor is 51-9 against in-state opponents since 2011-12 and 65-13 over the last eight-plus seasons.
• Drew is in his 15th season at BU and is Baylor’s all-time wins leader (283) – he is 283-182 at BU and 303-193 overall in 16 seasons as a head coach.
• Baylor’s 158 wins since 2011-12 are second most in the Big 12 behind only Kansas (184).
• Baylor is 249-113 since 2007-08, the first year Drew’s staff had a full allotment of scholarships.
• Baylor is 158-66 over the last six-plus seasons.

TEAM NOTES
• Baylor used a 12-0 run in the first half from the 12:16 to 8:12 marks to take a 24-11 lead.
• Baylor started Jo Lual-Acuil Jr., Nuni Omot, Tristan Clark, Manu Lecomte and King McClure for the eighth straight game, and the group is 6-2 as a starting unit this season.
• Baylor is 123-16 when leading at half since 2011-12.
• Baylor is 228-42 when leading or tied at half under Drew.
• Baylor is 93-84 when following a loss under Drew.
• Baylor has blocked at least one shot in 75 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 843 straight games.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. (15 points) scored in double figures for the sixth time this season and 25th time in his career.
• Lual-Acuil Jr. (11 rebounds) had double figure rebound for the fifth time this season and 12th time in his career for his fourth double-double of the season and seventh of his career.
• Lual-Acuil Jr. tied a career high with two steals.
Nuni Omot (career-high-tying 15 points) scored in double figures for third time this season, first time in last five games, and fourth time in his career.
• Omot made a career-high five field goals and tied a career high with three three-pointers.
Manu Lecomte (12 points) scored in double figures for the seventh time in eight games this season and 53rd time in his career.
• Lecomte (four three-pointers made) has made at least three three-pointers in all but on game this season.
Tristan Clark (14 points) has scored in double figures for the third time this season and in his career.
Mark Vital (career-high-tying 11 points) scored in double figures for the second time this season and in his career, and second time in last three games.
Jake Lindsey (11 points) scored in double figures for the first time this season and fifth time in his career.
Tyson Jolly had his first five career rebounds, four assists and two blocks.
Obim Okeke made his Baylor debut, played two minutes and had first career steal.

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