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Baylor, Southern Postgame Notes
Dec. 20, 2017

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18/18 BAYLOR (10-2) 80, NR/NR SOUTHERN (3-9) 60

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)
Attendance: 5,877

BAYLOR POSTGAME NOTES

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES
• Baylor has started 10-2 or better for the fifth straight season and ninth time since 2007-08
• Baylor has reached the 10-win mark before Big 12 play for the 11th time in the last 12 seasons (all except 2012-13).
• Baylor is 25-3 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 48 straight games at home against unranked non-conference teams (last loss was to Northwestern (74-70) on Dec. 4, 2012). BU has won 35 straight regular season games against unranked foes.
• Baylor and Southern met for the ninth time – BU leads the series 9-0.
• Baylor is 137-28 in November and December games in the Scott Drew era, including a 53-6 mark since 2013.
• Baylor is 70-16 in December under Drew and has won 28 straight games in December against unranked foes.
• Drew is in his 15th season at BU and is Baylor’s all-time wins leader (287) – he is 287-182 at BU and 307-193 overall in 16 seasons as a head coach.
• Baylor’s 162 wins since 2011-12 are second most in the Big 12 behind only Kansas (184).
• Baylor is 253-113 since 2007-08, the first year Drew’s staff had a full allotment of scholarships.
• Baylor is 162-66 over the last six-plus seasons.

TEAM NOTES
• Baylor used an 18-5 run from the 10:31 to 5:08 marks in the first half to take a 32-18 lead.
• Baylor started Jo Lual-Acuil Jr., Nuni Omot, Tristan Clark, Manu Lecomte and King McClure for the 11th time this season, and the group is 9-2 as a starting unit.
• Baylor is 127-16 when leading at half since 2011-12.
• Baylor is 232-42 when leading or tied at half under Drew.
• Baylor has blocked at least one shot in 79 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 847 straight games.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. (season-high five, 109 career blocks) moved into eighth place all-time at Baylor in career blocks, passing Willie Sublett (106, 1991-94).
Manu Lecomte (22 points) scored in double figures for the 10th time this season, sixth straight game, and 56th time in his career. He scored 20 or more points for the sixth time this season and 10th time in his career.
• Lecomte (6-for-9 on 3PFG) has made at least three three-pointers in 10 of 11 games this season, including six straight.
• Lecomte (eight FGs made) tied a career high in fields goals made.
King McClure (13 points) scored in double figures for the eighth time this season and the 21st time in his career.
Tristan Clark (11 points) scored in double figures for the fifth time this season.
• Clark tied career highs with three blocks and two steals.
Tyson Jolly made his first career three-pointer and scored a career-high five points.
Mark Vital (10 points) scored in double figures for the fourth time this season.

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