Dec. 7, 2013
20/20 BAYLOR (8-1) 67, 3/4 KENTUCKY (7-2) 62
Dec. 6, 2013
AT&T Stadium (Arlington, Texas)
The game was televised on ESPN, marking the 74th consecutive TV game for Baylor.
The game was a part of the inaugural Big 12-SEC Challenge, and it marks the third-straight year that UK and BU have met up; Prior to tonight's game, Kentucky won an Elite Eight matchup March 25, 2012, and Baylor snapped the Wildcats' 55-game home win streak at Rupp Arena Dec. 1, 2012.
Kentucky leads the all-time series, 7-2, but Baylor has taken the last two matchups; BU snapped a 3-game losing streak to the Wildcats on neutral floor with Friday's win.
Baylor is now 3-5 all-time against the No. 3-ranked team by the AP poll. The last time BU defeated a No. 3 team was Kansas, March 9, 2012.
Prior to the win, Baylor's last win over a top 5 opponent came against No. 4-ranked Kansas, March 9, 2013.
The Bears move to 7-21 overall and 4-6 in the regular season at a neutral site against AP top 25 teams.
Baylor 32-152, and 15-58 under Scott Drew against AP Top 25 teams.
Fifteen of Baylor's 32 all-time wins vs. AP Top 25 teams have come in the last 7 seasons.
Baylor is 4-0 this season in games decided by 5 points or less, and the Bears were 2-8 last season in those games.
Baylor is 152-70 since the start of the 2007-08 season.
Baylor is now 44-14 in December games during the Drew era.
Baylor is 32-5 in December games since 2007-08 including wins against ranked teams in each of the last three seasons (No. 15 Miss. State, 2011; No. 8 Kentucky, 2012; No. 3 Kentucky, 2013.).
The Bears are 8-1 for the 6th time in the last 7 years.
Baylor is 39-17 against non Big 12 teams in games away from the Ferrell Center in the Drew era.
Baylor outscored Kentucky in the paint 38-26; Baylor is 6-0 this season, and 132-47 under Drew when BU leads that category.
Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 703 consecutive games - the 2nd-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 out-rebounded Kentucky 41-25. BU is 8-1 this season and 134-38 under Drew when the Bears lead that category.
Baylor's .473 shooting percentage bested Kentucky's .420 mark; the Bears are 8-1 this season when out-shooting the opponent, and 169-19 all-time under Drew.
Baylor outscored Kentucky's Bench 14-2; the Bears are 7-1 this season when that occurs, and 107-57 under Drew.
The Bears won the offensive rebounding battle, 18-10 that led to 14 2nd-chance points compared to the Wildcats' 6; Baylor is 6-1 this season and 103-59 under Drew when BU scores more 2nd-chance points than the opponent.
Kenny Chery scored 18 points reaching double figures for the 6th time in his first 9 games with the program. It marked the third time this season that Chery has led the Bears in scoring, and Baylor is 3-0 in those games.
Cory Jefferson (13 points) had his 38th career double-figure scoring game (8th of season and 7th straight), and Baylor is 30-8 all-time when he scores in double figures.
Jefferson started his 46th consecutive game after beginning the streak with one start in his first 55 games played.
Rico Gathers grabbed 13 rebounds, which marks the 2nd time this season he's reached double digits in that category and the 9th time of his career. He was one shy of his career high.
Gathers tied a career and season high with three steals.
Isaiah Austin (13 points) had his 6th double-figure scoring game of the season, 4th-straight, and the 33rd of his 44-game career.
Austin's five blocks move him to 9th all-time in BU history with 89. It marked the 23rd time in his career and the 7th time this season that he's had at least two blocks in a game.