Dec. 20, 2008
NO. 21 BAYLOR (9-1) 79, UT-Arlington (4-5) 76
FERRELL CENTER - WACO, TEXAS
DEC. 20, 2008 - ATTENDANCE: 5,556
Baylor is now 5-3 all-time when ranked in the AP Top 25 poll.
Baylor teams have made at least one 3-point field goal in 496 straight games.
Baylor trailed 41-32 at halftime, the first time the Bears have trailed at intermission. Baylor was tied with Arizona State (31-31) at halftime.
Baylor faced just its second double-digit deficit of the year, trailing UTA by 11 points in the second half (trailed Wake Forest by 14).
With Baylor trailing 61-52, the Bears went on an 18-4 run over 4:53 to take a 70-65 lead.
Curtis Jerrells scored a season-high 29 points to move into seventh place all-time, passing Aaron Bruce.
Jerrells recorded 24 of his points in the second half, and added 7 rebounds and 7 assists.
Jerrells made his first 16 free throw attempts (season-high made free throws), finishing the game 16-for 17 from the line (BU single-game record is 11-for-11)
LaceDarius Dunn connected on 1 3-point field goal, extending his streak to 15 straight games with a made 3FG (t-10th all-time at BU since `86).
Kevin Rogers collected 13 rebounds, his second-highest output of the season (14 rebounds vs. Wake Forest).