Jan. 1, 2009
GAME CENTER: GAME 14
SOUTH CAROLINA (9-2) AT [19/20] BAYLOR BEARS (12-1)
Date: Friday, Jan. 2, 2009
Tip-Off: 4:30 p.m. CT
Location: Waco, Texas
Arena: Ferrell Center (10,284)
Television: FSN Southwest and ESPN360.com, Also available on ESPN Full Court (outside of Texas only)
Talent: Greg Lucas (pxp), Jim Haller (color)
Radio: Baylor ISP Sports Network | ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM (Waco)/Sirius Satellite (Ch. 161) | BaylorBears.com
Talent: John Morris (pxp), Pat Nunley (color)
Live Stats: BaylorBears.com
Web Stream: BaylorBears.com (live audio/live video), Live video available in Texas only
Series: Tied 1-1
Tickets: (254) 710-1000
GAME NIGHT STORY LINES
• The 19th-ranked Baylor Bears conclude their non-conference schedule when they host the South Carolina Gamecocks Friday at the Ferrell Center. Tip-off is set for 4:30 p.m. on FSN Southwest.
• Friday’s game is the second of 18 consecutive televised games for Baylor (FSN, ESPN family of networks and Big 12 Network).
• Baylor is 1-1 vs. South Carolina after overcoming a 20-point deficit to defeat the Gamecocks in Columbia, S.C., last season.
• Baylor’s 35-point win vs. Jackson State extended its home court winning streak to 9 games — the second-longest streak in Ferrell Center history. BU is one win shy of tying the Ferrell Center mark of 10 games, set during the 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons.
• Baylor’s nine consecutive home wins to start the season is the second-longest in Ferrell Center history (10, 2000-01).
• Baylor owns a 32-4 home non-conference record under head coach Scott Drew since the 2004-05 season.
• Baylor’s 113 points vs. Jackson State on Wednesday are the most scored in regulation since scoring 116 against Prairie View A&M on Dec. 1, 1993 (Baylor scored 116 at Texas A&M in 5 overtimes last season).
• Baylor is 8-3 all-time when ranked in the AP Top 25 Poll. The Bears are 6-0 this season since debuting in the AP Poll on Dec. 1.
• Baylor is 57-3 all-time — and 8-0 under head coach Scott Drew — when scoring 100-plus points.
• Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 525 straight games — the second-longest active streak in the Big 12. The Bears have connected from long range at least one in every game since going 0-for-8 vs. Texas Tech on Feb. 21, 1990.
• LaceDarius Dunn has made at least one 3-point field goal in 18 consecutive games, tying teammate Curtis Jerrells for the 5th-longest streak at BU since 1986.
• Kevin Rogers needs 42 rebounds (658) to become just the seventh player in school history with 1,000 points and 700 rebounds.
• Curtis Jerrells needs 28 assists (372) to become only the second player in school history with 1,000 points, 400 assists and 100 steals.
• Baylor opens 2009 Big 12 Conference play on Saturday, Jan. 10, against the Texas Tech Red Raides at the Ferrell Center. Tip-off is set for 12:45 p.m. on the Big 12 Network.
• Friday marks the third meeting in the series and the third consecutive season the teams have met. The series is tied 1-1 after Baylor won last season’s meeting, 92-84, in Columbia, S.C.
SOUTH CAROLINA SCOUTING REPORT
• South Carolina (9-2) snapped its eight-game home court winning streak on Tuesday with a 98-87 loss to No. 20 Clemson. The Gamecocks will now face its second Top 20 team in four days.
• USC allowed a season-high 98 points in their loss to the Tigers.
• Devan Downey leads all USC scorers with 20.6 points through 11 games. Zam Fredrick ranks second with 15.5 points, followed by Mike Holmes with 13.0 points and a team-best 9.0 rebounds. Dominique Archie is the fourth USC averaging double figures with 11.0 points.
LAST TIME VS. SOUTH CAROLINA - DEC. 19, 2007
• LaceDarius Dunn scored a career-high 24 points, including six of eight from 3-point range, as Baylor rallied from 20 points down to beat South Carolina 92-84.
• After finishing the first half on a 16-2 run, Baylor outscored the Gamecocks 19-3 to start the second half. They went up 64-53 with just over 14 minutes left on Kevin Rogers' dunk after a South Carolina turnover.
• With the score knotted at 53, Henry Dugat scored to give the Bears their first lead since just over two minutes in. After he was fouled but missed at the line, Dugat raced to grab the rebound and scored on a layup for a four-point play--and a four-point lead. South Carolina never got closer as the Bears snapped a 25-game road losing streak.
• After going down 44-24 in the first half, Baylor outscored the Gamecocks 47-12 en route to a 71-56 lead on Dunns 3-pointer. South Carolina did try to rally, pulling within 88-84 with under a minute to go, but the Bears held on. They hit nine of 12 free throws--five of six by Curtis Jerrells, who had 20 points.
• The Gamecocks were led by Brandis Raley-Ross and Devan Downey with 18 points apiece, while Baylor’s Rogers had 12 points and 12 rebounds.
LAST TIME OUT - (19) BAYLOR 113, JACKSON STATE 78
• Baylor didn't waste any time setting the tone against Jackson State and that was just what the team had in mind.
• Kevin Rogers scored 21 and Henry Dugat had 20 to help No. 19 Baylor beat Jackson State 113-78 on New Year’s Eve.
• Dugat and Rogers shared the scoring as Baylor jumped out to a 13-4 lead before five unanswered Jackson State points quickly cut the Bears' lead to four.
• LaceDarius Dunn added 16 points and 10 rebounds. Josh Lomers had 14 points and Tweety Carter scored 12 for Baylor. All 12 Baylor players scored at least two points.
• Jeremy Caldwell scored 25 and Grant Maxey had 16 for Jackson State.
• The teams swapped baskets until three consecutive Baylor 3-pointers put Baylor up 28-18 with 10:16 left in the first half. From there, Baylor went on a 10-3 run to go ahead 38-19 with 7:38 left.
• Later in the period, two 3-pointers by Dunn and a three-point play by Dugat comprised a 9-0 run that put Baylor ahead 53-28.
• Baylor led by as many as 42 in the second half, going up 98-56 on a jumper by Fred Ellis with 7:06 remaining. Baylor made 70 percent of its field goals in the first half, hitting 24-of-34, and hit 64 percent (44-of-69) for the game.
UP NEXT - TEXAS TECH (JAN. 10)
• Baylor opens Big 12 Conference play on Jan. 10 with the final contest of its seven-game homestand when the Bears host the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Tip-off is set for 12:45 p.m. on the Big 12 Network.
• Bob Carpenter (pxp) and Bryndon Manzer (color) will serve as the talent for Saturday’s telecast.
DEFENDING ITS HOME COURT
• Baylor’s 35-point win Wednesday vs. Jackson State extended the Bears’ home court winning streak to 9 games — the second-longest streak in Ferrell Center history.
• The nine-game streak ties the Bears’ nine-game home winning streak during the 1996-97 season.
• Baylor is one win shy of tying the Ferrell Center record of 10 games, set during the 2000-01 season. The Bears had a second 10-game winning streak at the end of the 2000-01 and the beginning 2001-02 seasons.
• Baylor’s nine-game home winning streak to start the season is the second-longest in Ferrell Center history (10, 2000-01).
• Baylor owns a 32-4 home non-conference record since the 2004-05 season (BU was 4-5 in 2003-04 and did not play a non-conference schedule in 2005-06).
LONGEST HOME WINNING STREAKS AT FERRELL CENTER
||Nov. 20, 2000-Jan. 6, 2001
||March 3, 2001-Jan. 5, 2002
||Nov. 15, 2008-present
||Nov. 30, 1996-Jan. 8, 1997
SCORING AT WILL
• Baylor put on an offensive clinic during its 113-78 win vs. Jackson State on New Year’s Eve.
• The Bears scored a Scott Drew era record 62 points in the first half vs. JSU, besting last season’s 61-point output in the 2007-08 season opener against the Tigers.
• It is the highest first-half point total since Feb. 27, 1993, vs. Oral Roberts (64).
• Baylor’s 113 points vs. Jackson State are the most scored in regulation since 116 against Prairie View A&M on Dec. 1, 1993 (BU scored 116 at Texas A&M in 5 overtimes last season).
• BU also made a Scott Drew era high 44 field goals in the win over Jackson State.
• Baylor has led by 30 or more points now in five different games this season.
BAYLOR IN THE AP POLL
• Baylor cracked the AP Top 25 Poll on Dec. 1 for the first time this season, coming in at No. 24.
• Baylor has been ranked in the AP Top 25 for five consecutive weeks - a school first. Last season, Baylor was ranked in back-to-back weeks for the first time in school history, while breaking into the Top 25 for the first time in nearly 40 seasons.
• The Bears have never been ranked in the preseason or final AP polls.
• Baylor is ranked in the AP Top 20 for the first time since Feb. 11, 1969, when the Bears were No. 19.
• BU is 8-3 all-time when ranked.
BAYLOR APPEARANCES IN AP TOP 25 POLL (courtesy AP Poll Archive)
|Jan. 25, 1949
|Jan. 14, 1969
|Feb. 11, 1969
|Jan. 21, 2008
|Jan. 28, 2008
|Dec. 1, 2008
|Dec. 8, 2008
|Dec. 15, 2008
|Dec. 22, 2008
|Dec. 29, 2008
STILL UNDEFEATED VS. THE SWAC
• Baylor improved to 33-0 all-time against the SWAC following Wednesday’s 113-78 win over Jackson State.
• Baylor’s 33 win vs. the SWAC are the most by a BU team against a Division I conference without a loss.
BAYLOR AND THE CENTURY MARK
• Baylor scored a season-high 113 points in Wednesday’s win over Jackson State — the second 100-point outburst by the Bears this season. In the season opener, the Bears scored 108 points in a rout of Paul Quinn.
• Baylor is now 8-0 under head coach Scott Drew when scoring 100 or more points.
• Baylor is 57-3 all-time when scoring 100-plus points.
• Baylor has won 13 in a row when scoring 100 or more points.
CLOSING IN ON SELECT COMPANY
• Senior forward Kevin Rogers became the 22nd player in Baylor history to score 1,000 career points, reaching the milestone on Monday, Dec. 29, vs. Portland State.
• Rogers is on pace to become just the seventh player in Baylor history to join the prestigious 1,000 points/700 rebounds club. Rogers, currently 10th all-time at BU with 658 rebounds, is 42 away from 700.
BAYLOR’S 1,000 POINTS/700 REBOUNDS CLUB
|Jerry Mallett [1955-57]
|Darrell Hardy [1965-67]
|Terry Teagle [1979-82]
|Darryl Middleton [1985-88]
|Doug Brandt [1993-97]
|Brian Skinner [1994-98]
|Kevin Rogers [2005-present]
CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH A 3-POINTER STREAK
• Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 525 straight games — the 2nd longest active streak in the Big 12 (Texas, 595). Baylor has connected from 3-point range at least once in every game since going 0-for-8 in a home win vs. Texas Tech on Feb. 21, 1990.
• LaceDarius Dunn currently owns a streak of 18 consecutive games with at least one 3-pointer made — the 5th-longest streak at Baylor since 1986. He is 11 games shy of tying Tevis Stukes’ mark of 29 straight games set during the 1999-2000 season.
CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 3-POINT FG STREAKS (SINCE 1986)
| Player [Season(s)]
|Tevis Stukes [1999-2000]
|Aaron Bruce [2004-05, 2005-06]
|Kenny Taylor [2002-03]
|Roddrick Miller [1994-95, 1995-96]
|LaceDarius Dunn [2007-08, 2008-09]
|Curtis Jerrells [2006-07, 2007-08]
|Wendell Greenleaf [2001-02]
|Wendell Greenleaf [1999-2000, 2000-01]
• In Wednesday’s win vs. Jackson State, Baylor had five players score in double figures. Baylor has now had four or more players reach double figures in 12 of its 13 games this season.
• Baylor’s lone game with less than four players in double figures was its upset win over then-No. 14 Arizona State on Nov. 28.
• Baylor is 11-1 when four or more players score in double figures.
WATCH BEARS BASKETBALL LIVE AT BAYLORBEARS.COM
• Friday’s game vs. South Carolina will be the final home game with live video coverage by BaylorVision at BaylorBears.com. It is free for All-Access members in Texas, but the video coverage is blacked out outside of Texas.
BEARS BASKETBALL ON THE AIR
• Bear basketball is aired live via the Baylor-ISP SportsNetwork on flagship station 1660AM ESPN Radio (KRZI) in Waco and worldwide on Sirius Satellite Radio channel 161. All games are broadcast by the "Voice of the Bears" John Morris, a veteran broadcaster in his 14th season, and former BU basketball standout Pat Nunley, in his 27th season as analyst.
INSIDE BAYLOR SPORTS TV SHOW
• Inside Baylor Sports, the award winning weekly TV show that covers all aspects of Baylor athletics, returns for its 10th season in 2008-09.
• Senior Producer Robert Shiekh Producer Lawrence Gilligan provide viewers an inside look at Baylor athletics with thorough highlights, in-depth interviews and imaginative features on all 18 sports presented in a fast-paced, entertaining style. Co-hosts John Morris and Lori Fogleman guide viewers through the best coverage of Baylor athletics on television.
• Inside Baylor Sports airs Sundays, Aug. 24, 2008 through June 7, 2009, at 10:30 p.m. CT on KCEN-TV in Central Texas. The program also airs weekly throughout the region on FS Southwest at 1 p.m. each Wednesday and is archived on the web at BaylorTV.com. Inside Baylor Sports also may been seen nationally on CBS College Sports Television.