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MBB Host Sooners in Big 12 Home Opener





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RV/RV Baylor (11-3, 1-0) vs. Oklahoma (8-7, 0-1)
Jan. 11, 2011 | 8:05 p.m. CST
| Waco, Texas | Ferrell Center (10,284)
TV: FOX Sports Southwest (FS Houston, FS Plus in Texas)

Promotion: 2,000 Elite Eight Mosaic Posters

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GAME CENTER: GAME 15
MEDIA INFORMATION
Date:
Tue., Jan. 11, 2011
Tip-Off:
8:05 p.m. CST
Location:
Waco, Texas
Arena:
Ferrell Center (10,284)
Television:
FOX Sports Southwest (in Texas on FS Houston and FS Plus)
    Talent: Greg Lucas (pxp), Jim Haller (analyst)
Radio:
Baylor IMG College Radio Network; 1660 AM (Waco); 106.9 FM (Killeen); 101.3 FM (Waco); 100.9 FM (Temple); Sirius 126
    Talent: John Morris (pxp), Pat Nunley (color)
Series (Overall):
Oklahoma leads 35-7
Series (Big 12 era):
OU leads 26-2
Series (in Waco):
OU leads 16-3
Current Series Streak:
Baylor, 2 wins
Scott Drew Record vs. OU:
2-12
Live Stats:
www.BaylorBears.com
Audio Web Stream: www.BaylorBears.com
Video Web Stream: www.ESPN3.com and www.BaylorBears.com
In-Game Blog: www.BaylorBears.com

A NOTE TO ALL BAYLOR SEASON-TICKET HOLDERS REGARDING OKLAHOMA GAME: Please be aware that the Baylor/Oklahoma men's basketball game will be played Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. The game was originally slated to be played on January 12th; however, the season ticket sheets were printed prior to the date change and thus have the incorrect date on the ticket.

TELEVISION COVERAGE
• Tuesday's Big 12 home opener between Baylor and Oklahoma will be televised live on FS Houston and FS Plus beginning at 8 p.m. CST. Greg Lucas (play-by-play) and Jim Haller (analyst) will serve as the talent for the FSN broadcast. The game will be available on FS Oklahoma, FS Houston (in southeast Texas) and FS Plus (in the rest of Texas) as well as www.ESPN3.com.

FS HOUSTON/FS PLUS CLEARANCES
Cable (in Central Texas):
Time Warner (15), Grande (134)
National Satellite:
DirecTV (678), Dish Network (448)
Also available on ESPN Full Court (pay-per-view)

QUICK HITS
• After ending its 30-game series losing streak to the Sooners last season, Baylor now hopes to extend its series win streak to three games when it hosts Oklahoma on Tuesday at the Ferrell Center.
• Baylor (11-3) is 7-7 all-time in Big 12 home openers and has won three straight Big 12 home openers, including a 91-60 win over Oklahoma last year.
• Baylor is 3-4 in Big 12 home openers under eighth-year head coach Scott Drew.
• BU is 15-1 in its last 16 Big 12 games when holding opponents under 70 points and has won eight straight.
• Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 602 consecutive games.
• Baylor, which is 9-0 at home this season, currently owns a Ferrell Center-record 14-game home win streak.
• G LaceDarius Dunn ranks second all-time in school history with 1,993 career points. Dunn needs 197 points to become Baylor's all-time leading scorer (Terry Teagle; 2,189).
• Dunn leads the Big 12 in scoring (23.1) and 3FG made per game (4.18).
• Dunn, who holds the school record with 345 career 3FG made, needs 45 to become the Big 12's career leader. Dunn has made a 3FG in 28 consecutive games, tied for the second-longest streak in Baylor history.
• Sophomore PG A.J. Walton ranks third in the Big 12 in assists-per-game (5.31) and fourth in steals-per-game (2.08). Walton's 69 assists are the most among Big 12 sophomores.
• Walton has 10 games with 5+ assists this season.
• Freshman F Perry Jones III has scored in double figures in 11 of 14 games this season.
• Baylor has held 12 of its first 14 opponents under 70 points.

BAYLOR/OKLAHOMA SERIES HISTORY
• Tuesday marks the 43rd series meeting and the 29th in the Big 12 era.
• Oklahoma leads the all-times series, 35-7, but Baylor has won the last two meetings after sweeping the regular-season series in 2009-10.
• Baylor is 2-26 vs. Oklahoma in the Big 12 era.
Scott Drew is 2-12 vs. Oklahoma.
• In the 2010 Big 12 opener, Baylor snapped its 30-game series losing streak to the Sooners with an emphatic 91-60 win Jan. 9, 2010, in Waco.

BAYLOR IN HOME BIG 12 OPENERS
• Baylor is 7-7 all-time in Big 12 home openers and has won its last three.
• Baylor is 3-4 in Big 12 home openers under eighth-year head coach Scott Drew.
• 2011 marks the first time Baylor did not open Big 12 play at home since 2007.

LOVE LOST, BUT NOW HE'S BACK
• After missing seven games due to a stress fracture in his left foot, freshman G Stargell Love returned to action during Baylor's 71-59 Big 12 win at Texas Tech on Jan. 8.
• Playing nine minutes, Love scored a career-high five points -- his first points since scoring a then-career-high four Nov. 29 vs. Prairie View A&M.
• Love was originally expected to miss 6-8 weeks because of the injury, but returned to the floor after missing only five weeks.

NOT DUNN YET -- TRIPLE STREAK CONTINUES
• Senior LaceDarius Dunn has made a 3-point field goal in 28 consecutive games -- tied for the second-longest streak in school history. Dunn is one game shy of tying Tevis Stukes' school-record 29-game streak.
• Dunn's current 28-game streak is the second of his career. The Monroe, La., native made a 3FG in 28 consecutive games over the span of two seasons. The streak, which began with Dunn as a freshman and ended during his sophomore season, lasted from March 1, 2008-Feb. 7, 2009. Dunn's streak ended with an 0-6 3FG effort Feb. 11, 2009, in a 78-63 loss to then-No. 2 Oklahoma.
• Dunn, who is the only player in school history with multiple 3-point streaks of 20 games or more, owns every major 3-point record at Baylor. He has made a 3-point field goal in 110 of his 117 career games.

HOME COURT WINNING STREAK NOW AT 14 GAMES
• With Baylor's 89-72 win over Morgan State on Jan. 4, the Bears have now own a 14-game home winning streak -- the longest in Ferrell Center history.
• The current 14-game win streak is the fifth streak of seven or more in the Drew era.

HOME, SWEET GOLDEN DOME
• Since the 2006-07 season, Baylor is 63-15 at the Ferrell Center, including a facility-record 15 wins in 2008-09.
• In its first seven seasons in the Big 12, Baylor was 76-38 at the Ferrell Center. In the first eight seasons of the Scott Drew era, the Bears are 81-39 in home games at the Ferrell Center.

DUNN CLOSING IN ON BAYLOR, BIG 12 SCORING RECORDS
• LaceDarius Dunn, who ranks second all-time in Baylor history with 1,993 career points, needs 197 points to surpass Terry Teagle (2,189) as Baylor's all-time leading scorer.
• With 20 points Jan. 8 at Texas Tech, Dunn passed Texas A&M's Bernard King (1,990) for fifth place on the Big 12 career scoring chart. Dunn needs 264 points to surpass Texas Tech's Andre Emmett (2,256) as the Big 12's career scoring leader.

BREAKING DOWN DUNN'S CAREER SCORING PRODUCTION
• As LaceDarius Dunn continues to ascend the Baylor and Big 12 career leaderboards, he's becoming a scoring threat from anywhere on the court. Of his 1,993 career points, Dunn has scored 1,035 points on 3FG alone. Approximately 52 percent of Dunn's career scoring has come from beyond the arc.
• Counting only Dunn's points from 3FG, it would rank 25th on Baylor's career scoring list.

LOOKING FOR MORE THREE-POINT RECORDS
LaceDarius Dunn has made a Baylor-record 345 career 3FG and is the only player in program history to make 300+ 3FG. After draining a school-record 10 treys Jan. 4 vs. Morgan State, Dunn moved into second place on the Big 12's career list, passing Missouri's Clarence Gilbert (332) and Kansas' Jeff Boschee (338).
• Dunn needs 45 treys to surpass Texas' A.J. Abrams (389) as the Big 12 career leader.

WALTON ON POINT
• Sophomore G A.J. Walton, who tallied 71 assists in 36 games as a freshman reserve in 2009-10, has started 13 games at point guard for the Bears this season and leads the team with 69 assists.
• Walton ranks third in the Big 12 in assists-per-game (5.31) and fourth in steals-per-game (2.08). Walton's 69 assists are the most among Big 12 sophomores -- ahead of Missouri's Michael Dixon (68 in 14 games).
• Walton ranks second to Dixon among Big 12 sophomores in steals.

DUNN ON WOODEN AWARD MIDSEASON LIST
• Senior G LaceDarius Dunn was named to the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 30 list, The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Jan. 6. Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the list is made up of 30 student-athletes who, based on their performances in November and December, are the early frontrunners for college basketball's most prestigious honor.
• Dunn is one of six Big 12 players among the 30 midseason honorees, joining Colorado's Alec Burks, Missouri's Marcus Denmon, Texas' Jordan Hamilton, Kansas' Marcus Morris and Kansas State's Jacob Pullen. The Big Ten and Big 12 conferences boast the largest number of players chosen to the list, with six each.
• Transfers, freshmen and medical redshirts are not eligible for the preseason list. These players and others who excel throughout the season will be evaluated and considered for December's Midseason list and the official voting ballot released in March. The National Ballot consists of approximately 20 top players who have proven to their universities that they are also making progress toward graduation and maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA. The Wooden Award All-American Team will be announced the week of the "Elite Eight" round during the NCAA Tournament.
• The 35th annual Wooden Award ceremony, which will include the announcement of the Men's and Women's Wooden Award winners, a special tribute to Coach Wooden and Wooden Award founder Duke Llewellyn, and the presentation of the Wooden Award All American Teams and the Legends of Coaching Award, will take place the weekend of April 8-10, 2011.


 

 

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