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