Jan. 16, 2009
GAME CENTER: GAME 17
OKLAHOMA STATE COWBOYS (12-3, 1-0) AT [21/21] BAYLOR BEARS (13-3, 1-1)
Date: Saturday, Jan. 17 2009
Tip-Off: 12:45 p.m. CT
Location: Waco, Texas
Arena: Ferrell Center (10,284)
Television: Big 12 Network (rebranded ESPN Plus) [Complete TV Listings]
Available in Waco-Temple-Bryan on KWTX-TV (CBS 10) and KBTX-TV (The CW)
Also available on ESPN Full Court
Talent: Brad Sham (pxp), Stephen Howard (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: ESPN360.com and BaylorBears.com (live audio)
BAYLORBEARS.COM DELAYED VIDEO WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER THE GAME
Series: Oklahoma State leads 47-14
Tickets: (254) 710-1000
GAME NIGHT STORY LINES
• The 21st-ranked Baylor Bears look to rebound from Wednesday’s loss at Texas A&M in the 198th installment of the Battle of the Brazos Saturday when they host the Oklahoma State Cowboys at the Ferrell Center. Tip-off is set for 12:45 p.m. on the Big 12 Network.
• Baylor has won the last two meetings in Waco by an average of six points.
• Baylor has played 11 televised games (8-3) so far this season.
• For the first time in school history, all 16 of Baylor’s Big 12 games will be televised at the regional or national level.
• Head Coach Scott Drew currently ranked sixth all-time at Baylor in victories.
• Wednesday at Texas A&M, Baylor had five players score in double figures for the seventh time this season, including both Big 12 games. Baylor has had at least four players tally double figures in 15 of its 16 games this season.
• Baylor has now been ranked in the AP Top 25 Poll a school-record seven consecutive weeks — two weeks more than Baylor had been ranked in its 102-year history entering the season.
• Baylor is 9-5 all-time (2-3 in the Big 12) when ranked in the AP Top 25 — 7-2 this season.
• Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 528 straight games — the second-longest active streak in the Big 12. 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 21 consecutive games with at least one 3-pointer made — the third-longest streak in Baylor history. He is eight games shy of tying Tevis Stukes’ mark of 29 straight games set during the 1999-2000 season. He has made at least one 3-point field goal in 45 of his 47 career games.
• Curtis Jerrells needs 16 assists to become only the second player in school history with 1,000 points, 400 assists and 100 steals.
• Kevin Rogers is 8 rebounds shy of becoming the seventh player in school history with 1,000 points and 700 rebounds.
• Oklahoma State leads the all-time series 47-14, but the Cowboys are only 15-11 in Waco.
• Baylor has won the last two meetings in Waco — a 86-82 win on March 3, 2007, and a 79-71 triumph Jan. 15, 2008.
• In the Big 12 era, Baylor is 5-21 against Oklahoma State.
OKLAHOMA STATE SCOUTING REPORT
• Oklahoma State (12-3, 1-0) enters Saturday’s game on a seven-game winning streak and will be playing just its third true road game this season. In December, the Cowboys lost 83-65 to Washington (Big 12/Pac 10 Hardwood Series) before defeating Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
• OSU opened the season 5-0 before suffering back-to-back losses to then-No. 9 Gonzaga and then-No. 5 Michigan State at the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, Fla.
• In its three losses this season, Oklahoma State has given up at least 83 points.
• James Anderson leads all OSU scorers with 17.8 points on 51.7 percent shooting from the floor, including 45.3 percent from 3-point range. Obi Muonelo is second with 15.1 points, followed by Terrel Harris (14.5), Byron Eaton (13.0) and Keiton Page (10.3). Muonelo leads the Cowboys with 9.7 rebounds through 15 games.
LAST TIME VS. OKLAHOMA STATE - FEB. 13, 2008
• Byron Eaton matched his career high with 25 points and added a season-best eight assists as Oklahoma State held off a second-half push by Baylor for a 93-83 win in Stillwater.
• Eaton scored 16 points before halftime as the Cowboys surged to a 20-point lead on the strength of 55 percent shooting before Baylor started a comeback.
• The Bears scored the first six points of the second half to get back in the game and got within single digits when Henry Dugat capped an eight-point surge with a three-point play that made it 58-49 with 11:53 remaining.
• Baylor had a chance to get even closer. After Kevin Rogers' layup got the Bears within 71-62 with 5:41 left, Curtis Jerrells picked off an outlet pass at midcourt but was unable to connect on a 3-pointer from the right wing.
• James Anderson answered with a three-point play at the other end for Oklahoma State, and that started a run of eight straight points that extended the Cowboys' lead to 17.
• Tweety Carter scored nine quick points in under a minute to get Baylor back within nine in the final minute, and Rogers got the deficit down to 91-83 with a putback with 15.8 seconds left but it was too late then for a real rally.
• Anderson ended up with 17 points, Terrel Harris scored 15 and Marcus Dove and Obi Muonelo added 13 apiece for Oklahoma State (12-12, 3-7), which has won its last two home games after its worst start in Big 12 play.
• LaceDarius Dunn led Baylor with 26 points, Carter scored 18, Jerrells added 13, and Dugat had 10.
LAST TIME OUT - TEXAS A&M 84, (21) BAYLOR 73
• Baylor was unable to overcome an 11-point halftime deficit as the 21st-ranked Bears dropped an 84-73 decision at Texas A&M.
• Texas A&M led by 11 points after the first half and 3-pointers by Derrick Roland and Donald Sloan pushed the lead to 45-29 with about 18 minutes left. The Bears made a late run to cut the lead to six points with about 1 1/2 minutes left, but A&M then made 10 free throws to secure the win.
• Tweety Carter had 16 points for Baylor, while LaceDarius Dunn added 14.
• Texas A&M took advantage of 11 turnovers by Baylor to score 18 points.
• A&M has won 11 of its last 12 games and has taken eight of the last nine against the Bears.
• The normally strong 3-point shooting Bears struggled, going 5-of-16.
• The Aggies led by four points before going on a 9-2 run keyed by a 3-pointer by Sloan to take a 39-28 halftime lead. Elonu scored nine of Texas A&M's first 13 points and had 13 points and nine rebounds by halftime.
• Sloan and Josh Carter both added 15 points for A&M.
UP NEXT - KANSAS STATE (JAN. 21)
• Following Saturday’s home contest with Oklahoma State, Baylor hits the road for back-to-back Big 12 Conference games, beginning with Kansas State on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. on ESPN2. Terry Gannon (pxp) and Stephen Bardo (color) will serve as the talent for the ESPN telecast.
• Baylor is 3-7 all-time at Kansas State and has not won in Manhattan since Feb. 19, 2003, when the Bears posted a 66-57 victory.
• Baylor defeated Kansas State last season in Waco and is looking to post back-to-back victories vs. the Wildcats since 2000-02.
THE 2008-09 BIG 12 NETWORK TELEVISION PACKAGE
• This season for the first time, regionally syndicated games will be televised on the Big 12 Network as part of the conference’s agreement with ESPN Regional Television.
• The games, previously branded as ESPN Plus, are broadcast throughout the conference’s geographic footprint. Many of the Big 12 Network games will also be available as part of ESPN Full Court, the pay subscription college basketball outer-market service. In addition, numerous games will be available 72 hours after completion via the newly-designed Big 12 web site at Big12Sports.com.
STATIONS CARRYING THE GAME INCLUDE
TEXAS MARKETS: Abilene-Sweetwater - KIDZ-LP; Amarillo - KCPN; Austin - KNVA; Beaumont/Port Arthur - KBTV; Dallas/Fort Worth - KTXA; Houston - KNWS; Lubbock - KJTV; Odessa/Midland - KOSA-DT2; San Angelo - KIDY; San Antonio/Austin - KCWX-DT1; Sherman - KXII-DT2; Tyler/Longview - KFXK; Waco/Temple/Bryan - KWTX and The CW
OUT-OF-STATE MARKETS: Ada, Okla. - KXII-DT2; Fort Smith/Fayetteville/Springfield, Ark. - KFTA-DT1; Little Rock/Pine Bluff, Ark. - KASN-DT1; Oklahoma City - KOCB; Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla. - Brighthouse; Tulsa, Okla. - KJRH; Wichita/Hutchinson, Kan. - KMTW; ESPN Full Court and ESPN360.com
BEARS IMPROVING THEIR TV RATINGS
• Baylor is 13-10 all-time on nationally televised games (10-9 on the ESPN).
• BU is 8-3 on TV this season.
DOU’S BLOCK PARTY
• Senior center Mamadou Diene has blocked 133 shots in 84 career games and 83 in 47 Big 12 Conference games. His block against Texas Tech on Jan. 10 moved him into the career top 10 list for conference-only games.
• Diene is 27 blocked shots shy of moving into the Big 12 career top 10 for all games.
SHARING THE WEALTH
• In Baylor’s loss at Texas A&M Wednesday, the Bears had five players score in double figures — the seventh such occurence this season.
• In fact, Baylor has had at least four players score in double figures in 15 of its 16 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 12-3 when four or more players score in double figures.
80’s THE CUTOFF
• Baylor is 13-0 when holding its opponents to less than 80 points.
• In all three losses, Baylor’s opponents are averaging 85.3 points, while holding the Bears to 77.0 points — a -8.3 scoring margin.
• Last season, the Bears were 4-8 when their opponents scored 80 or more points.
• Dating back to last season, Baylor has lost five straight games when allowing 80 or more points. BU’s last win when giving up 80-plus points was a 100-89 triumph vs. Missouri (3/1/08).
CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH A 3-POINTER STREAK
• Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 528 straight games — the 2nd longest active streak in the Big 12 (Texas, 598). 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 21 consecutive games with at least one 3-pointer made.
• Dunn has made a 3-pointer in 45 of his 47 career games. He did not make a triple vs. Iowa State (1/12/08) and at Colorado (2/27/08).
CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 3-POINT FG STREAKS (SINCE 1986)
| Player [Season(s)]
|Tevis Stukes [1999-2000]
|Aaron Bruce [2004-05, 2005-06]
|LaceDarius Dunn [2007-08, 2008-09]
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.