Dec. 29, 2008
Box Score |
NO. 19 BAYLOR (11-1) 79, PORTLAND STATE (10-4) 66
FERRELL CENTER - WACO, TEXAS
DEC. 29, 2008 - ATTENDANCE: 5,544
Baylor has now made at least one 3-point field goal in 498 consecutive games.
Baylor has won five consecutive games since debuting in the AP Top 25 Poll on Dec. 1.
Baylor improves to 7-3 all-time when ranked in the AP Top 25.
Leading 24-22 with 6:32 remaining in the first half, Baylor went on a 16-2 run over the next 6:26 to take its largest lead of the opening period, 16 points, with 2:06 left until halftime.
Baylor has now had four players score in double figures in 11 of its 12 games this season.
Baylor led by as many as 26 points vs. Portland State and the Bears have lead by 20 or more points in five games this season - the first time since Prairie View A&M on Dec. 13.
Baylor grabbed 34 rebounds Monday night vs. Portland State and has been held to less than 40 rebounds in six of the last seven games.
With his first point at the 18:20 mark of the first half, senior Kevin Rogers became the 22nd player in Baylor history to score 1,000 career points. Rogers finished with a season high tying 16 points.
LaceDarius Dunn has now made a 3-point field goal in 17 consecutive games - tied for the 6th-longest streak since 1986.
Curtis Jerrells has now scored in double figures in 14 straight games, dating back to the end of the 2007-08 season.
Curtis Jerrells made his 92nd career start for Baylor on Monday - tying him for 7th place all-time with Robert McLemore. Jerrells trails Pat Nunley (93) by one for 6th place.