Feb. 1, 2009
GAME CENTER: GAME 22
KANSAS JAYHAWKS (17-4, 6-0) AT BAYLOR BEARS (15-6, 3-4)
Date: Monday, Feb. 2, 2009
Tip-Off: 8 p.m. CT
Location: Waco, Texas
Arena: Ferrell Center (10,284)
Talent: Ron Franklin (pxp), Fran Fraschilla (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: Kansas leads 13-1
Tickets: (254) 710-1000
GAME NIGHT STORY LINES
• For only the second time in school history, the Ferrell Center will be the site of a Big 12 clash on ESPN’s Big Monday when the Baylor Bears host the defending national champion Kansas Jayhawks on Feb. 2. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. on ESPN.
• Baylor is 1-13 all-time vs. Kansas — the lone win coming at home on Big Monday (Feb. 12, 2001) in the form of a 85-77 triumph against the then-No. 6 Jayhawks.
• Baylor is 3-1 all-time on ESPN at home (1-0 this season) and 6-4 at home on the ESPN family of networks.
• Baylor is 5-3 on national television this season (ESPN, FSN).
• LaceDarius Dunn currently owns a streak of 26 consecutive games with at least one 3-pointer made — the third-longest streak in Baylor history. He is three 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 50 of his 52 career games.
• Over the last nine seasons, Baylor has had much more success vs. Big 12 North schools than those in the South. Baylor is 25-32 (.439) vs. Northern schools and just 17-60 (.221) vs. Southern schools.
• Baylor has trailed at halftime in five of its seven Big 12 games this season.
• Baylor's current three-game losing streak is the longest since a four-game streak last season (Feb. 9-19, 2008).
• Baylor's 39 points in the first half at Missouri Saturday were the most for the Bears since scoring 40 vs. South Carolina on Jan. 2.
• Baylor shot 61.5 percent (16-of26) from the floor in the first half at Missouri - its highest first-half percentage in Big 12 play this season.
• Senior guard Curtis Jerrells and senior forward Kevin Rogers have made 101 and 83 consecutive starts, respectively.
• Curtis Jerrells was held to a season-low 5 points on 2-of-10 shooting Saturday at Missouri, his lowest output since scoring 5 points at Colorado on Feb. 27, 2008.
• Kansas leads the all-time series 13-1 — the lone Baylor win coming at home on ESPN’s Big Monday on Feb. 12, 2001. Baylor defeated the then-No. 6 Jayhawks, 85-77.
• Baylor is 1-5 vs. Kansas in Waco.
• All but two games have been decided by 10 points or more.
KANSAS SCOUTING REPORT
• Kansas extended its winning streak to a season-best six games after escaping Allen Fieldhouse with a 66-61 victory over Colorado Saturday. Cole Aldrich led the Jayhawks with 15 points, including 11 in the game’s first seven minutes.
• KU (17-4) improved to 6-0 in Big 12 play for the first time since 2004-05.
• Kansas is 4-3 away from Lawrence (3-2 in true road games), posting a 13-1 home record.
• Sherron Collins leads all KU scorers with 18.3 points and 34.2 minutes through 21 games. Collins is shooting 43.1 percent from the floor (129-of-299) and 37.2 percent from 3-point range (45-of-121).
• Aldrich is averaging nearly 10.0 rebounds after 21 games, pulling down 208 boards. He ranks second on the team in scoring (15.0), while leading the team in blocked shots (53).
LAST TIME VS. KANSAS - FEB. 9, 2008
• Curtis Jerrells scored a team-high 30 points, reaching a career milestone, and LaceDarius Dunn chipped in 23, but it wasn’t enough as Baylor fell 100-90 at nationally ranked Kansas.
• Jerrells became the 20th Baylor player to score 1,000 career points.
• Kansas’ Darrell Arthur recorded a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds, while Russell Robinson scored 22 points, going 14-of-15 from the free throw line.
• The Jayhawks made 32-of-63 field goal attempts (50.8 percent) vs. the Bears — the first Baylor opponent to shoot better than 50 percent from the floor.
• Baylor’s 100-90 loss at Kansas was only its second loss of the Drew Era when scoring 80-plus points.
LAST TIME OUT - MISSOURI 89, BAYLOR 72
• Senior Kevin Rogers scored a team-high 18 points, but Baylor was unable to stop its losing streak after Missouri’s 89-72 victory Saturday in Columbia, Mo.
• Baylor recovered from an early 13-point deficit to take its only lead of the game at the start of the second half and nearly erased an 11-point deficit with a 16-2 second-half run.
• Missouri’s Leo Lyons (30) and DeMarre Carroll (25) combined to score 55 points.
• Henry Dugat, LaceDarius Dunn and Tweety Carter were the other Bears scoring in double figures with 14, 13 and 12 points, respectively.
• Missouri held Curtis Jerrells to a season-low five points — his lowest offensive output since scoring five points at Colorado in 2008.
UP NEXT - TEXAS TECH (FEB. 7)
• Baylor will open the second half of its Big 12 Conference schedule Saturday when the Bears travel to Lubbock to face the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at United Spirit Arena on ESPNU.
• Baylor will go for its first season series sweep in Big 12 play and its fourth straight win over Texas Tech.
• Clay Matvick (color) and Dickey Simpkins (pxp) will serve as the talent for the ESPNU telecast.
• In last season’s 86-73 win at Texas Tech, LaceDarius Dunn scored a career-high 38 points, going 6-for-9 from 3-point range and 12-of-13 from the free throw line. Dunn also pulled down nine rebounds — all defensive.
• Earlier this season, Dunn scored 20 points, keying a 13-1 second-half run with 11 straight points that put then-No. 23 Baylor ahead for good in a 73-61 victory over the Red Raiders in the Big 12 opener.
• Scott Drew is 5-6 all-time vs. Texas Tech (2-6 entering the 2007-08 season).
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.
BEARS MORE SUCCESSFUL VS. BIG 12 NORTH
• Baylor will look to snap its three-game losing streak when it faces its second consecutive Big 12 North opponent.
• The Bears are 1-1 vs. the Big 12 North this season after an 18-point win at Kansas State and a 17-point loss at Missouri.
• Baylor is 1-11 vs. Kansas in the Big 12 era.
• Over the last nine seasons, Baylor has had much more success against Big 12 North schools than those in the South. Baylor is 25-32 (.439) the last nine seasons vs. Northern schools and just 17-60 (.221) vs. teams in the South.
DREW CLOSING IN ON 100 CAREER VICTORIES AT BAYLOR
• Entering Saturday’s contest at Missouri, head coach Scott Drew is 72-86 in five-plus seasons at Baylor. Drew currently ranks 6th all-time at BU in victories and trails Gene Iba by 16 wins for 5th place.
BAYLOR’S OFFENSE PICKING UP WHERE RECORD-SETTING PACE ENDED LAST SEASON
• Baylor currently ranks 7th in the nation in scoring at 82.2 points (as of Jan. 29) and 3rd overall in the Big 12 (as of Feb. 1).
• Last season, Baylor led the Big 12 in overall scoring offense (81.3) and Big 12-only scoring offense (81.8). Baylor’s 81.3 scoring average was the highest average since 1993-94; the Bears finished 11th nationally in scoring offense.
TOUGH STRETCH AHEAD FOR THE BEARS
• Baylor is the middle of a crucial four-game swing in Big 12 play as the Bears face Oklahoma (L, 76-95 on Jan. 24), Texas (L, 72-78 on Jan. 27), Missouri (L, 72-89 on Jan. 31) and Kansas (Feb. 2) in a 10-day span.
• Baylor is a combined 9-69 in the Big 12 era vs. its next four opponents. BU has never defeated Oklahoma (0-25) in the Big 12 era.
• Baylor is 3-24 vs. Texas in the Big 12 era (3-1 before Rick Barnes’ arrival in 1998-99).
• In fact, Baylor has now lost 29 straight to OU and 23 straight to Texas.
• Baylor’s current three-game losing streak is the longest since a four-game streak last season (Feb. 9-19, 2008).
CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH A 3-POINTER STREAK
• Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 533 straight games — the 2nd longest active streak in the Big 12 (Texas, 600). 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 26 consecutive games with at least one 3-pointer made.
• Dunn has made a 3-pointer in 50 of his 52 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 and 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.