|Baylor (11-4, 3-0) at Kansas (14-1, 2-0)
Jan. 14, 2013 | 8:00 p.m. CT
Lawrence, Kan. | Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
TV: ESPN & WatchESPN | Radio: ESPN Central Texas 1660 AM, Sirius 91, XM 91
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• Monday's game will be televised nationally on ESPN as the first of three times Baylor will be part of ESPN Big Monday this season.
• Monday is the 22nd series meeting between Baylor and Kansas, and the Jayhawks lead the all-time series 18-3.
• Baylor is 0-10 all-time in road games against Kansas, and the Bears are 2-10 against KU during the Scott Drew era.
• Baylor has more Big 12 wins in the last 5+ seasons (47-38) then its first 11 years in the league combined (45-131).
• Baylor has used the same starting lineup in its last 9 games and in 13 of 14 games this season.
• Baylor is 132-59 since the start of the 2007-08 season, including four 20-win seasons in the last five years.
• Baylor held TCU to 40 points on Saturday, the fewest the Bears have ever allowed in a Big 12 game.
• Baylor is 18-24 in Big 12 road games over the last six seasons after going 8-80 in road games over the league's first 11 years.
• Through 15 games, Baylor is averaging 37.7 points in the paint per game and holding opponents to 28.3 PIP per game. Baylor's leaders are Cory Jefferson (10.0 PIP/game), Isaiah Austin (9.1 PIP/game) and Pierre Jackson (5.7 PIP/game).
• Jackson is 7th on Baylor's career assists list (317), and he needs 4 to pass Aaron Bruce (320) for 6th place.
• Jackson has scored in double figures in 23 straight games, averaging 18.6 points and 6.3 assists per game during the streak.
• Jackson has made a 3FG in 27 consecutive games, and with one vs. Kansas he would tie the 3rd-longest streak in program history.
• Jackson leads the Big 12 in scoring (19.2/gm), ranks 2nd in assists (6.3/gm), 4th in steals (1.9/gm) and 4th in AST/TO ratio (1.9).
• Jackson also ranks 3rd in the Big 12 in 3FGM (2.3/gm), 7th in 3FG% (36.1) and 8th in FT% (79.8).
• Jackson is one of 25 players on the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 and one of 20 Bob Cousy Award watch list finalists.
• Jackson was named Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year, the 2nd straight year a Bear has been honored.
• Three Baylor players are in the Big 12's top 10 in scoring -- Jackson (1st, 19.2), Austin (5th, 14.6) and Jefferson (6th, 14.3).
• Jefferson also leads the Big 12 in FG percentage (63.4), ranks 2nd in blocks (2.3/gm) and 3rd in rebounding (8.4/gm).
• Jefferson has scored 215 points in 15 games this season after scoring 148 points in 55 games over his first two seasons.
• Austin leads all Big 12 true freshmen in scoring (14.6), rebounding (8.4) and FG percentage (52.4).
• Austin ranks 2nd in the Big 12 in rebounding (8.4), 4th in FG percentage (52.4) and 5th in scoring (14.6).
• Baylor has accounted for 11 of the 53 double-doubles by Big 12 players this season, including 5 by Austin and 4 by Jefferson.
• Brady Heslip has made a 3FG in 48 of 52 games in his career. He has 34 games with 2+ 3FG and 22 with 3+ 3FG.
• A.J. Walton ranks 2nd in the Big 12 in AST/TO ratio (2.2), 2nd in steals (2.0/gm) and 6th in assists (4.4/gm).
• Baylor played two of the nation's toughest non-conference road games this season -- at Rupp Arena, where Kentucky had a 55-game winning streak before Baylor won 64-55 -- and at Gonzaga, where the Bulldogs were 111-8 all-time at The Kennel.
• Baylor's win at No. 8 Kentucky was its first-ever non-conference road win against an AP Top 25 team. It snapped Kentucky's nation-leading 55-game home winning streak and gave the Wildcats their first home loss under fourth-year coach John Calipari.
• Baylor ranks 2nd in the Big 12 and 27th nationally with a 47.2 team field goal percentage (thru Jan. 10).
• Baylor ranks 2nd in the Big 12 and 41st nationally with a 1.25 assist-to-turnover ratio (thru Jan. 10).
• National team rankings (thru Jan. 10): 25th scoring offense (78.6); 55th fewest turnovers (12.1/gm); 62nd assists (15.2/gm).
• Baylor has the Big 12's 2nd-longest active streak with at least one 3-point field goal made in 672 consecutive games.
• Drew's last five recruiting classes have all been ranked in ESPN's top 25 nationally (21st, 22nd, 18th, 5th, 14th, respectively).
• Baylor has signed 10 top 50 national recruits in the last seven years -- LaceDarius Dunn (2007), Anthony Jones (2008), Nolan Dennis (2009), Perry Jones III (2010), Quincy Miller (2011), Deuce Bello (2011), Isaiah Austin (2012), Rico Gathers (2012), Ishmail Wainright (2013) and Dominic Woodson (2013).
• Monday's game is the 22nd all-time series meeting between Baylor and Kansas. Baylor trails 3-18 in the series, including an 0-10 mark in Lawrence and a 3-16 record in the Big 12 era.
• Baylor won its last game against Kansas, an 81-72 victory in the semifinals of the 2012 Big 12 Championship in Kansas City.
• The closest game between the teams in 10 meetings in Lawrence was when the 25th-ranked Bears lost 81-75 against No. 3 Kansas on Jan. 20, 2010. Baylor lost by at least 10 points in every other road game against Kansas.
• Baylor has played nine times at Allen Fieldhouse (0-9), and the Bears have lost by an average of 17.0 points in those games.
• Monday's game will be televised nationally on ESPN as part of ESPN Big Monday. Brent Musburger (play-by-play), Fran Fraschilla (analyst) and Holly Rowe (reporter) will serve as the talent. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. CT.
A WIN WOULD ...
• Be Scott Drew's 167th career victory as Baylor head coach -- 34 shy of Bill Henderson's Baylor record.
• Be Baylor's 3rd-ever road win against a team ranked in the AP Top 10 (2nd this season).
• Be Baylor's 2nd straight and 4th all-time 4-0 start to Big 12 Conference play (1997-98, 2007-08, 2011-12).
• Make Baylor the only Big 12 team with a 4-0 conference record this season.
• Be Baylor's first-ever win in 11 games played in Lawrence and 10 games played at Allen Fieldhouse.
• Give Baylor 3 more Big 12 wins in the last 5+ seasons (48) than its first 11 years in the league combined (45).
• Improve Baylor's record to 37-39 in the month of January in the Drew era, including a 22-8 record over the last 4 seasons.
• Give Baylor a 12-4 or better record through its first 16 games for the 6th consecutive season.
BAYLOR'S RECENT SUCCESS IN THE BIG 12
• Baylor is 47-38 in Big 12 games in the last five-plus seasons and has tallied the four highest Big 12 win totals in program history during that span -- 12 in 2011-12, 11 in 2009-10, 9 in 2007-08, and 7 in 2010-11.
• In the first 11 seasons of the Big 12 Conference, Baylor amassed a 45-131 league record. Prior to Scott Drew's arrival in 2003, Baylor won only 33 Big 12 games in the conference's first seven seasons.
JACKSON'S DOUBLE-FIGURE STREAK REACHES 23
• Pierre Jackson has scored in double figures in 23 straight games, averaging 18.6 points and 6.3 assists per game during the streak.
• Jackson's is the Big 12's longest active double-figure scoring streak, 11 ahead of the next closest -- Kansas' Travis Releford (12).
• Jackson, the only Big 12 player to score in double figures in every game this season, has scored 427 points and dished out 145 assists during the 23-game streak.
• Jackson's streak is the longest by a Baylor player since LaceDarius Dunn went 32 games from March 6, 2010 to Feb. 26, 2011.
JEFFERSON'S BREAKOUT CAMPAIGN
• Cory Jefferson started just one game in his first two seasons playing at Baylor (2009-10, 2011-12; redshirted 2010-11), while playing behind four frontcourt players currently in the NBA (Ekpe Udoh, Perry Jones III, Quincy Acy and Quincy Miller).
• Jefferson has scored in double figures in 12 of 15 games this year, including three 20-point games and four double-doubles.
• Jefferson entered the season with a career high of 25 minutes, but he's played at least 27 minutes in 14 of 15 games this season.
• Jefferson scored more points in his first 12 games this season (158) than in 55 career games over his first two years (148).
JACKSON NEXT IN LINE FOR 1,000-POINT CLUB
• Pierre Jackson entered the 2012-13 season on pace to become the 26th 1,000-point scorer in school history. Jackson, who scored 523 points in his first season in Waco last year, needs 189 more points to become the 8th 1,000-point scorer in the Scott Drew era, joining Aaron Bruce, Curtis Jerrells, Henry Dugat, Kevin Rogers, LaceDarius Dunn, Tweety Carter and Quincy Acy.
• Jackson is on pace to become the Bears' 26th all-time 1,000-point scorer and the 5th to get there in only two seasons, joining Dunn, Terry Teagle, Vinnie Johnson and William Chaton.
• Jackson needs to average 11.9 points per game over the next 16 games to reach 1,000 points prior to the postseason.
DUELING THREE-POINT STREAKS
• Baylor guards Pierre Jackson and Brady Heslip combined for two of the longest streaks of games with at least one 3-point field goal made in program history.
• Jackson is on a 27-game streak dating back to the last 12 games of the 2011-12 season, which is the 5th-longest in Baylor history and one shy of Aaron Bruce and LaceDarius Dunn for the 3rd-longest.
• Heslip had his 20-game streak snapped against TCU on Jan. 12, but it was the 7th-longest streak in Baylor history.
JACKSON BECOMES BAYLOR'S 11TH WITH 300+ ASSISTS
• Pierre Jackson became the 11th player in Baylor history with 300 or more career assists when he reached the milestone on Jan. 5.
• Jackson (317) is 7th on Baylor's career assists list. He needs 4 assists to pass Aaron Bruce (320) for 6th place, and teammate A.J. Walton (381) is currently 64 assists ahead of Jackson and in 5th place on the career assists list.
• Jackson is the 4th player in program history with 300+ assists and an average of at least 5.0 per game, joining Nelson Haggerty (7.13), DeMarcus Minor (5.17) and Vinnie Johnson (6.04).
• Jackson is the 5th Scott Drew era player to reach 300+ assists, joining Curtis Jerrells (487), Tweety Carter (474), A.J. Walton (381) and Aaron Bruce (320). Four of the top six in assists in Baylor history have played during the Drew era.
BIG 12 ROAD IMPROVEMENT
• In the first 11 seasons of the Big 12 Conference era, Baylor won only 8 conference road games (8-80). Since then, Baylor has won 18 conference road games in the last six seasons (18-24).
• Baylor went 4-4 in Big 12 road games in 2007-08, 1-7 in 2008-09 (lone road win at Kansas State), 4-4 in 2009-10, 2-6 in 2010-11, 6-3 in 2011-12 and 1-0 this season.
DOMINATING POINTS IN THE PAINT
• Despite losing three frontcourt players to the 2012 NBA Draft, Baylor is averaging 37.7 points in the paint per game this season, and the Bears are holding opponents to 28.3 PIP per game.
• Frontcourt players Cory Jefferson (10.0 PIP/game), Isaiah Austin (9.1 PIP/game) and Rico Gathers (4.7 PIP/game) do most of the damage, along with point guard Pierre Jackson (5.7 PIP/game) and guard A.J. Walton (3.7 PIP/game).
• Jefferson has scored double figure points in the paint in 10 of 15 games, while Austin has done so in 6 of 14 games.
• Baylor set a Scott Drew era record with 68 points in the paint in its season-opening win against Lehigh.
THREE ESPN BIG MONDAY APPEARANCES
• Baylor will be featured three times on the ESPN Big Monday platform this season. The Bears will play multiple Big Monday games for the fourth time in the last five seasons, and this is the first time the Bears have three Big Monday games scheduled.
• Baylor's first Big Monday game is at Kansas on Jan. 14. The Bears then return home to host Oklahoma State on Jan. 21 in the front-end of an MLK Day doubleheader, marking the fourth time ESPN Big Monday has been at the Ferrell Center. Baylor's third Big Monday game is March 4 at Texas.
BAYLOR ON BIG MONDAY
• Baylor is 2-6 all-time in ESPN Big Monday contests, including a 1-6 mark in the Scott Drew era.
• Baylor and Kansas will meet on ESPN Big Monday for the fifth time (Bears are 1-3 in vs. Kansas on Big Monday).
40+ REBOUNDS KEY TO VICTORY
• Baylor is 6-1 this season and 60-14 in the Drew era when recording 40+ rebounds in a game.
• The Bears are 8-0 this season and 120-32 during the Scott Drew era when outrebounding their opponent.
• Conversely, Baylor is 3-4 this season and 48-96 in the Drew era when it doesn't outrebound the opponent.
• Isaiah Austin (2nd, 8.4 rpg) and Cory Jefferson (3rd, 8.4 rpg) both rank in the Big 12's top 5 in rebounding.
• Rico Gathers ranks 10th in the Big 12 in offensive rebounding (2.5/game), despite averaging only 15.8 minutes per game.
JEFFERSON CLIMBING BLOCKS CHART
• Cory Jefferson (81) needs 5 blocks to move past Kevin Rogers (85) for 9th on Baylor's all-time list.
• Jefferson is one of six players in program history to record 70 or more career blocks while averaging at least 1.00 blocks per game.
• Among players on Baylor's top 10 blocks list, only Ekpe Udoh (36) and Davis (56) have played fewer career games than Jefferson.
WALTON NOW 4TH ON BAYLOR WINS LIST
• Senior G A.J. Walton needs one more win to tie former teammate LaceDarius Dunn for 3rd place on Baylor's career wins list.
• Walton has a .723 career winning percentage in games played (86-33), which is among players in Baylor's top 10 in wins.
• Cory Jefferson (57) needs 5 more wins to tie Henry Dugat (62) for 10th on the Bears' career wins list.
• Jefferson has an .814 career winning percentage in career games played (57-13).
AUSTIN AMONG FRESHMEN DOUBLE-DOUBLES LEADERS
• Isaiah Austin has 5 double-doubles this season, which is the most of any freshman from a power conference.
• Austin's 5 double-doubles are tied for 3rd in the Big 12, one behind ISU's Melvin Elim and KU's Jeff Withey.
• Austin had 4 double-doubles in a 5-game stretch, and he came up 2 rebounds shy of 5 straight double-doubles.
NATIONAL RADIO COVERAGE
• Monday's game can be heard on ESPN Central Texas 1660 AM, and fans not in the Central Texas area can hear the game online at www.BaylorBears.com. John Morris (play-by-play) and Pat Nunley (analyst) will serve as talent.
• The Kansas radio broadcast is available nationally through satellite radio on Sirius 91 and XM 91.
50% SHOOTING LEADS TO WINS
• Baylor is 5-1 this season and 87-9 during the Scott Drew era when shooting 50% or better from the field.
• By contrast, the Bears are 6-3 this season and 81-119 in the Drew era when missing more shots than they make.
• The same goes for holding opponents under 50% -- Baylor is 161-61 in the Drew era (11-2 this season) when opponents shoot less than 50% and 7-66 when they shoot 50% or better from the field (0-2 this season).
TWO OF NATION'S TOUGHEST NON-CONFERENCE ROAD GAMES
• Baylor played two of the nation's toughest non-conference road games this season -- at Kentucky's Rupp Arena (Baylor defeated No. 8 Kentucky on Dec. 1) and at Gonzaga's McCarthy Athletic Center (No. 13 Gonzaga won, 94-87, on Dec. 28).
• The Bears beat No. 8 Kentucky, 64-55, snapping the Wildcats' nation-leading 55-game home winning streak. That streak was 30 games longer than the next closest active streak, and Kentucky was 54-0 at home under head coach John Calipari.
• Baylor lost by 7 points at Gonzaga's McCarthy Athletic Center (The Kennel), where the Bulldogs entered the game with a 111-8 all-time record on their home court, averaging less than one home loss per season.
• Baylor returns home to host Hardin-Simmons in its final non-conference game of the season at 2 p.m. Saturday. After another quick turnaround, the Bears host Oklahoma State at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Ferrell Center in the second consecutive ESPN Big Monday game. Baylor is playing a school-record three Big Monday games this season, with the final one at Texas (March 4).