GAME CENTER: GAME 18
Date: Sat., Jan. 22, 2011
Tip-Off: 3:01 p.m. CST
Location: Waco, Texas
Arena: Ferrell Center (10,284)
Television: Big 12 Network | Complete TV Clearances
Talent: Dave Armstrong (pxp), Reid Gettys (analyst)
Radio: Baylor IMG College Radio Network; 1660 AM (Waco); 106.9 FM (Killeen); 101.3 FM (Waco); 100.9 FM (Temple); Sirius 125
Talent: John Morris (pxp), Pat Nunley (color)
Series (Overall): OSU leads 49-16
Series (Big 12 era): OSU leads 23-7
Series (in Waco): OSU leads 15-12
Current Series Streak: OSU, 1 win
Scott Drew Record vs. OSU: 4-10
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• After seeing its 15-game home winning streak come to an end against Kansas, Baylor (12-5, 2-2) will host Oklahoma State (14-4, 2-2) in a Big 12 clash Saturday at the Ferrell Center.
• Baylor has not lost three straight games since suffering a six-game losing streak from Jan. 24-Feb. 11, 2009. The Bears have not lost back-to-back home games since Feb. 2009.
• Baylor has won four straight home games against the Cowboys (OSU won previous eight prior to streak).
• Baylor is 27-25 in the Big 12 in the last three-plus seasons (Baylor was 27-85 from 2001-07).
• Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 605 consecutive games.
• G LaceDarius Dunn ranks second all-time in school history with 2,042 career points. Dunn needs 148 points to become Baylor’s all-time leading scorer (Terry Teagle; 2,189). Dunn needs 215 points to surpass Texas Tech’s Andre Emmett (2,256) as the Big 12’s career scoring leader.
• Dunn leads the Big 12 in scoring (21.6) and leads the nation in 3FG made per game (3.93).
• Dunn has made a 3-point field goal in a school-record 31 consecutive games.
• PG A.J. Walton leads the Big 12 in steals-per-game (2.31) and ranks second in assists-per-game (5.31).
• F Perry Jones III has scored in double figures in 14 of 17 games this season and leads all Big 12 freshmen in overall and conference-only FG percentage.
• Jones III and F Anthony Jones have both improved their FG shooting in conference play. PJ3 leads Baylor with 69.0 percent (29-of-42), while Jones ranks second on the team at 68.0 percent (17-of-25).
• Baylor is 4-1 in its last five meetings against the Big 12’s Oklahoma schools (combined 5-49 against Oklahoma and Oklahoma State to start the Big 12 era).
• Baylor has held 13 of its first 17 opponents under 70 points.
BAYLOR/OKLAHOMA STATE SERIES HISTORY
• Saturday marks the 66th series meeting and the 31st in the Big 12 era.
• Oklahoma State leads the series 49-16, but Baylor has won four of the last seven meetings.
• Baylor is 7-23 against OSU in the Big 12 era, including two Big 12 Championship meetings (1997, 1999).
• Baylor is 12-15 all-time at home against OSU and has won the last four series meetings in the Ferrell Center.
• Scott Drew is 4-10 vs. Oklahoma State.
BAYLOR’S CHANGING FORTUNES AGAINST THE SOONER STATE
• Prior to the 2009-10 season, Baylor was a combined 5-49 against Oklahoma (0-26) and Oklahoma State (5-23) in the Big 12 era (since the 1996-97 season). Baylor’s fortunes have taken a dramatic turn as the Bears have won four of their last five meetings against the Big 12’s Oklahoma schools.
• After suffering 30 consecutive losses to the Sooners, Baylor has now won three straight over Oklahoma, including its first win in Norman since 1977. While the Bears have yet to win in Stillwater in the Scott Drew era, Baylor has won four straight home games against the Cowboys.
PROTECTING ITS HOME COURT IN THE BIG 12
• While Baylor saw its Ferrell Center-record 15-game home winning streak come to an end Jan. 17 to Kansas, the Bears own five current win streaks of three or more games against Big 12 schools.
• Baylor has won five straight home games against both Iowa State and Texas Tech and four straight against Saturday’s opponent, Oklahoma State. The Bears also own three-game home win streaks against Colorado and Missouri.
PJ3 STEPPING IT UP IN CONFERENCE PLAY
• Averaging 11.8 points and 7.5 rebounds in his first 13 career games, freshman F Perry Jones III is averaging 18.8 points and 5.0 rebounds in four Big 12 contests. Jones III is shooting 69.0 percent (29-of-42) from the floor — which ranks second in the league — and 77.3 percent (17-of-22) at the FT line in Big 12 play.
• Jones III opened Big 12 play with back-to-back 20-point games — a then-career-high-tying 20 points at Texas Tech (Jan. 8), followed by a career-high 25 points vs. Oklahoma (Jan. 11). PJ3 became the first Baylor freshman to post back-to-back 20-point games since LaceDarius Dunn did it twice during the 2007-08 season.
WALTON ON POINT
• Sophomore G A.J. Walton, who tallied 71 assists in 36 games as a freshman reserve in 2009-10, leads the team with 85 assists in 16 games. Walton’s 85 assists are the fifth-most by a sophomore in Baylor history.
• Walton ranks first in the Big 12 in steals-per-game (2.31) and second in assists-per-game (5.31). Walton’s 85 assists are the most among Big 12 sophomores — ahead of Missouri’s Michael Dixon (80).
• Walton ranks second to Dixon among Big 12 sophomores in steals.
STEALS: AS EASY AS 2-2
• Sophomore G A.J. Walton leads the Big 12 with 2.31 steals-per-game, while ranking among the nation’s top 25 in the category (as of Jan. 16). Walton’s current average ranks fifth on Baylor’s single-season list, while his 1.52 steals-per-game career average ranks seventh all-time in school history.
• Walton needs 22 steals to establish a Baylor single-season record for steals by a sophomore. Wendell Greenleaf currently holds the mark with 58 steals during the 2000-01 season.
KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES
• Two-thirds of Baylor’s starting front court is named Jones and neither are related. Freshman F Perry Jones III and junior F Anthony Jones have both improved their scoring production in 2011. In Baylor’s first six games of 2011, the Joneses have combined to average 25.5 points and 9.0 rebounds. Since the start of the new calendar year, Jones III ranks second on the team in scoring (15.3), while A. Jones is third with 10.2 points-per-game.
• The Joneses are shooting 64.0 percent from the floor (57-of-89), 66.7 percent from 3-point range (8-of-12) and 75.6 percent at the FT line (31-of-41) in the first six games to start 2011. By comparison, the Joneses averaged 20.2 points and 14.2 rebounds, but shot 49.4 percent from the floor (88-of-178), 17.6 percent from 3-point range (6-of-34) and 65.6 percent at the FT line (40-of-61) in Baylor’s 11 games of 2010.
• For the second consecutive week, Baylor will play a Sunflower State representative on ESPN “Big Monday” as the Bears face the Kansas State Wildcats in Manhattan, Kan. Game time is set for 8:05 p.m. CST. Next Saturday, Baylor will host Colorado at 12:45 p.m. CST on the Big 12 Network.