Dec. 22, 2013
Box Score |
12/15 BAYLOR (10-1) 81, NR/NR SOUTHERN (3-9) 56
Dec. 22, 2013
Ferrell Center (Waco, Texas)
BAYLOR POSTGAME NOTES
The game was televised on FOX Sports Southwest Plus, marking the 76th consecutive TV game for Baylor. BU is 135-117 in TV games under Scott Drew.
Baylor has won 15 of its last 16 games.
Baylor has started 10-1 for the fifth time in the last seven years.
Baylor has won 10 straight games at the Ferrell Center, which is tied for the third longest streak in arena history.
Baylor has out-shot all 11 of its opponents this season and out-rebounded 10 of 11.
Baylor leads the all-time series vs. Southern, 6-0, and holds a 5-0 advantage in games played in Waco. It was the two teams' first meeting since BU won 61-45 in Waco on Nov. 16, 2009. Baylor is 5-0 vs. Southern under Drew.
Baylor is 44-0 all-time against SWAC opponents.
Baylor is 154-70 since the start of the 2007-08 season.
Baylor is now 46-14 in December games during the Drew era.
Baylor is 65-12 at home since 2009-10.
Baylor is 34-5 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 is one of four schools nationally ranked by the AP in football and both basketballs. The Bears (No. 6 FB, No. 12 MBB, No. 9 WBB) are joined by Oklahoma State, Duke and Louisville.
Baylor is the only program in the nation with football and both basketballs ranked in the top 12 of the latest AP polls.
Baylor used a 25-9 run from the 17:06 mark of the first half to the 3:34 mark to take a 32-16 lead and never looked back. During that stretch BU held Southern scoreless from the 9:48 mark to the 3:00 mark.
Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 705 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 has won 28 of its last 29 games when leading at the half, and BU is 49-2 in those games since 2011-12.
Baylor shot 50 percent from the floor to post its seventh game of the season over 50 percent. BU is 99-10 under Drew when achieving that feat.
Baylor is now 83-9 when scoring 80 or more points under Drew.
Baylor is 135-38 when out-rebounding opponents under Drew.
Cory Jefferson (12 points) had his 40th career double-figure scoring game (10th of season, career-high ninth straight and 17th in last 18 games), and Baylor is 32-8 all-time when he scores in double figures.
Jefferson started his 48th consecutive game after beginning the streak with one start in his first 55 games played.
Jefferson (one block) moved into a tie for fourth all-time (Ekpe Udoh, 2009-10) on the Baylor career blocks list with 133 blocks.
Rico Gathers (12 Points) had his seventh career double figure scoring game, third of the season and third in his last four games.
Kenny Chery scored double figures (10 points) for the eighth time this season and third game in a row.
Brady Heslip (two 3-point FGs) has made at least a 3-pointer in 74 of 85 career games and two or more in 56 games.
With 13 points, Heslip has scored double figures eight times this season and 42 times in his career.
Isaiah Austin tallied a career-high four steals, the most by any Baylor player this season.
With 14 points, Austin has scored in double figures in five of his last six games, seven times this season and 34 times in his career.
With 14 points and 10 rebounds, Austin tallied his first double-double of the season and 12th of his career.
With three blocks, Austin has eight games this season with multiple blocks and 24 in his career.