22/21 TEXAS TECH (12-1, 1-0) 77, 18/17 BAYLOR (10-3, 0-1) 53
Friday, Dec. 29, 2017
United Supermarkets Arena (Lubbock, Texas)
BAYLOR POSTGAME NOTES
• Baylor and Texas Tech met for the 135th time and the first time as ranked opponents – BU trails 56-79 in the series, including an 18-48 mark in Lubbock.
• Baylor is 17-12 against Texas Tech in the Scott Drew era, including 17-8 since 2006.
• Baylor is 137-29 in November and December games in the Drew era, including a 53-7 mark since 2013.
• Baylor is 70-17 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 287-183 at BU and 307-194 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 (189).
• Baylor is 253-114 since 2007-08, the first year Drew’s staff had a full allotment of scholarships.
• Baylor is 162-67 over the last seven seasons.
• Baylor started two freshmen in a Big 12 game for the first time since Feb. 3, 2007, when Josh Lomers and Tweety Carter started at Iowa State.
• Baylor was held to 19 first-half points, its fewest in a first half since scoring 18 vs. Kansas on March 13, 2015.
• Baylor was held to a Drew-era low 1 assist. The Bears had posted 5+ assists in every game since being held to 4 assists on Feb. 11, 2006 at Oklahoma.
• Baylor’s bench was out-scored 42-4.
• Baylor started Manu Lecomte, King McClure, Nuni Omot, Mark Vital and Tristan Clark, the first time that unit started together.
• Baylor has blocked at least one shot in 80 consecutive games, dating back to Nov. 16, 2015 vs. Oregon.
• Baylor has the Big 12’s second longest active streak and the 12th longest nationally with at least one three-point field goal made in 848 consecutive games.
• Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. sat out with a left foot sprain, snapping his streak of consecutive games started at 47 straight. He had started every game in his two-year Baylor playing career.
• Mark Vital made his career-first start and scored a career-high 12 points. It was the first time he led the Bears in scoring.
• Manu Lecomte scored a season-low 8 points, just the 2nd time this season he was held to single-digits.
• King McClure (10 points) scored in double figures for the 9th time this season and the 22nd time in his career. He tied a career-high with 3 consecutive double-figure scoring games.
• McClure made his 25th consecutive start and played in his 28th consecutive game.
• Jake Lindsey extended his consecutive games played streak to 82 straight, spanning his entire 3-year BU career.
• Lindsey tied a career-high with 2 blocks, the 6th time he’s had 2 blocks in a game.
• Tristan Clark (10 points) scored in double figures for the 6th time this season.
• Nuni Omot had a team-high 5 rebounds, the first time he’s led the Bears in rebounding during his 2-year career.