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Baylor, Northwestern State Postgame Notes

Dec. 18, 2013

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12/15 BAYLOR (9-1) 91, NORTHWESTERN STATE (4-6) 84 OT
Dec. 18, 2013
Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)
Attendance: 5,667


• The game was televised on FOX Sports Southwest, marking the 75th consecutive TV game for Baylor.
• Baylor has won 14 of its last 15 games.
• Baylor played its first overtime game of the season and its first since Feb. 6, 2013 at Oklahoma State (L, 67-69). BU is 12-3 under Drew and 37-28 all-time in overtime games.
• Baylor has started 9-1 in its first 10 game for the fifth time in the last seven years.
• Baylor has won nine straight games at the Ferrell Center, which is tied for the 7th-longest streak in arena history.
• Baylor has won seven of its last eight overtime games.
• Baylor used the starting lineup of Kenny Chery (g), Gary Franklin (g), Royce O'Neale (f), Rico Gathers (f), Cory Jefferson (c) for the first time this season. It was BU's third different lineup to start 2013.
• Baylor is 5-0 this season in games decided by 5 points or less or in OT, and the Bears were 3-8 last season in those games.
• Baylor has out-shot all 10 of its opponents this season (.508 to .493).
• Baylor leads the all-time series, 7-1, and holds a 6-1 advantage in games played in Waco. It was the two teams' first meeting since BU won 82-54 over the Demons in Waco on Nov. 27, 2002.
• Baylor is 153-70 since the start of the 2007-08 season.
• Baylor is now 45-14 in December games during the Drew era.
• Baylor is 64-12 at home since 2009-10.
• Baylor is 33-5 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.).

• Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 704 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 outscored Northwestern State in the paint 44-40; Baylor is 7-0 this season, and 133-47 under Drew when BU leads that category.
• Baylor failed to out-rebound an opponent for the first time this year.
• Baylor scored over 90 or more points for the third time this season. The Bears are 3-0 in those games and 41-2 under Drew when scoring that many points in a game.
• Baylor shot .508 percent from the floor to post its sixth game of the season over 50 percent. BU is 98-10 under Drew when achieving that feat.
• Baylor's .508 shooting percentage bested Northwestern State's .493 mark; the Bears are 9-1 this season when out-shooting the opponent, and 170-19 all-time under Drew.

Cory Jefferson scored a season-high 20 points, along with 10 rebounds. It was Jefferson's fifth double-double of the year and 16th of his career. BU is 13-3 in those games.
• Jefferson had his 39th career double-figure scoring game (9th of season and 8th straight), and Baylor is 31-8 all-time when he scores in double figures.
• Jefferson started his 47th consecutive game after beginning the streak with one start in his first 55 games played.
• Jefferson tied a season-high with three blocks.
Rico Gathers (19 Points) had his sixth-career double figure scoring game and second of the season.
• Gathers had 10 rebounds as well to give him the fourth double-double of his career and his first this season.
• Gathers' 10 rebounds, which marks the 3rd time this season he's reached double digits in that category and the 10th time of his career.
• Gathers had a season-high two blocks.
Kenny Chery dished out a career-high 10 assists.
• Chery had 20 points to be in double figures for the seventh time this season. That point total tied a career-high.
• Chery had his career-first double-double with the 20 points and 10 assists.
Gary Franklin had 11 points to tally his fourth double digit point total and the sixth of his career.
• Franklin made 3-of-5 3-point baskets in the game. He has made 47 of his last 108 attempts (.435), after beginning his career 25-of-82 (.304).
Brady Heslip (two 3-point FGs) has made at least 3-point in 73 of 84 career games and two or more in 55 games.
Royce O'Neale had a Baylor career-high eight rebounds.



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