|Baylor (14-6, 5-2) at Iowa State (14-6, 4-3)
Feb. 2, 2013 | 7:00 p.m. CT
Ames, Iowa | Hilton Coliseum (14,376)
TV: ESPN2 & WatchESPN | Radio: ESPN Central Texas 1660 AM, Sirius 92, XM 190
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Saturday's game will be televised on ESPN2 with Mark Neely (pxp) and Rich Zvosec (analyst) serving as talent.
Saturday is the 23rd series meeting between Baylor and ISU. The Bears are 0-10 all time at Hilton Coliseum.
With a win vs. ISU, Baylor would tie its best-ever record through 8 games of Big 12 play (6-2 in 2011-12).
Baylor is 19-25 in Big 12 road games over the last six seasons after going 8-80 in road games over the league's first 11 years.
Baylor has more Big 12 wins in the last 5+ seasons (49-40) then its first 11 years in the league combined (45-131).
In Big 12 play, Baylor leads the league in rebounding (40.6), scoring margin (+9.7) and 3-point FG defense (25.8%).
Additionally, Baylor is 2nd in the Big 12 in scoring defense (58.9) in league play and has held 5 of 7 opponents to 61 points or less.
Head coach Scott Drew is coaching his 300th game at Baylor (169-130). His .565 winning percentage is best in program history among coaches with 4 or more seasons, and he has a .689 winning percentage since the start of the 2007-08 season.
Baylor is 135-61 since the start of the 2007-08 season, including four 20-win seasons in the last five years. The Bears had the exact same number of wins in the first 11 seasons of the Big 12 Conference (135-176).
Baylor has accounted for 28% of the 71 double-doubles by Big 12 players this season (20-of-71). Isaiah Austin (8) and Cory Jefferson (6) each have more double-doubles this season than 6 Big 12 teams (WVU-5, TCU-4, UT-3, OSU-2, OU-2, KSU-2).
Pierre Jackson has scored in double figures in 27 straight games, averaging 18.4 points and 6.0 assists per game during the streak.
Jackson has made a 3FG in 31 consecutive games, which is the 2nd-longest streak in program history (LaceDarius Dunn-45).
Jackson leads the Big 12 in scoring (18.8/gm) and assists (5.9/gm), ranks 4th in steals (1.7/gm) and 5th in AST/TO ratio (1.8).
Jackson also ranks 3rd in the Big 12 in 3FGM (2.5/gm), 4th in minutes (33.7), 6th in FT% (79.1) and 8th in 3FG% (36.2).
Jackson is 1 of 16 players in program history with 100+ career steals. He ranks 5th all-time with 1.77 steals/gm.
Three Baylor players are in the Big 12's top 15 in scoring -- Jackson (1st, 18.8), Austin (6th, 14.7) and Jefferson (14th, 12.5).
Jefferson also ranks 2nd in the Big 12 in FG percentage (59.3) and blocks (2.2/gm) and 4th in rebounding (8.2/gm).
Jefferson has scored 250 points in 20 games this season after scoring 148 points in 55 games over his first two seasons.
Austin leads the Big 12 in double-doubles (8), ranks 2nd rebounding (9.4), 6th in scoring (14.7) and 10th in FG percentage (49.3).
Brady Heslip has made a 3FG in 52 of 57 games in his career. He has 37 games with 2+ 3FG and 24 games with 3+ 3FG.
Heslip is 10th on Baylor's all-time 3-point FGs made list (141) -- he needs 3 made 3FGs to tie Willie Sublett (144) for 9th.
A.J. Walton ranks 4th in the Big 12 in AST/TO ratio (1.8), 3rd in steals (1.8/gm) and 7th in assists (4.0/gm).
Walton (89-35) needs 2 more wins to tie former teammate Anthony Jones (91-38) for 2nd place on Baylor's all-time wins list.
Walton needs 1 assist to become the 5th player in program history with 400+ career assists.
Rico Gathers has recorded 10+ rebounds in all 5 games in which he's played 18+ minutes this season.
Gathers ranks 4th in the Big 12 in with 8.1 rebs/gm in league play. His 6.0 rpg in all games ranks 2nd among Big 12 freshmen.
Gathers is averaging one rebound every 2.76 minutes played, which averages out to 14.5 rebounds per 40 minutes.
Baylor ranks 2nd in the Big 12 in scoring offense (76.0), scoring margin (+13.0), FG percentage (45.6) and rebounding.
Baylor has the Big 12's 2nd-longest active streak with at least one 3-point field goal made in 677 consecutive games.
Saturday marks the 23rd series meeting and the 21st in the Big 12 era. Baylor, which trails 9-13 in the all-time series, has never won in Ames -- 0-10 all-time at Hilton Coliseum. Baylor is 8-12 vs. Iowa State in the Big 12 era.
Baylor has lost by an average of 13.7 points in 10 games at Hilton Coliseum, and the Bears' two closest games in Ames were a 4-point loss on Feb. 1, 2003 (74-70) and an 8-point loss on March of last season (80-72).
Saturday's game will be televised on ESPN2 at 7 p.m. CT. It's the 13th of a school-record 21 regular season games the Bears will play on ESPN networks this season. Mark Neely (play-by-play) and Rich Zvosec (analyst) will serve as talent.
A WIN WOULD ...
Be Scott Drew's 170th career victory as Baylor head coach -- 31 shy of Bill Henderson's Baylor record.
Mark the 2nd time the Bears have started Big 12 play with a 6-2 or better record through 8 games (also 6-2 last season).
Be Baylor's first-ever win in Ames -- the Bears are 0-10 all-time at Hilton Coliseum with a 13.7-point average margin of defeat.
Improve Baylor's all-time record against Iowa State to 10-13, including a 6-6 mark during the Drew era.
Improve Baylor's record to 136-61 since the start of the 2007-08 season, surpassing its number of wins from the Big 12's first 11 seasons combined (135-176).
Give Baylor a 50-40 record in Big 12 games since 2007-08, 5 more wins than the Bears had in the Big 12's first 11 years (45-131).
Improve Baylor's record to 28-44 in the month of February in the Drew era, including a 17-9 record since 2009-10.
Give Baylor a 15-6 or better record through its first 21 games for the 5th time in the last 6 seasons.
STEPPING UP DEFENSE IN CONFERENCE PLAY
Baylor ranks 2nd in the Big 12 in scoring defense in conference play, allowing just 58.9 points per game.
The Bears lead the Big 12 with 40.6 rebounds per game, a +9.7 scoring margin and a 25.8% 3-point defense in league play.
Baylor has held opponents to 61 points or less in 5 of 7 Big 12 games this season, including games allowing 40 and 48 points.
Baylor limited Oklahoma State to a season-low 54 points on Jan. 21, which was 8 points below the Cowboys' previous season low, and the lowest point total the Bears had allowed against OSU since Baylor won 53-50 on Dec. 4, 1959.
Baylor held Kansas to 61 points on Jan. 14, the Jayhawks' lowest point total at Allen Fieldhouse since Feb. 5, 2006.
Baylor held TCU to 40 points on Jan. 12, the fewest points any Big 12 opponent has ever scored against the Bears.
Baylor beat Texas Tech 82-48 on Jan. 8, marking the Bears' largest-ever margin of victory in a Big 12 road game.
Scott Drew COACHING 300TH GAME AT BAYLOR
Scott Drew will be coaching his 300th game as Baylor's head coach when the Bears play at Iowa State on Saturday.
Drew is 169-130 over 10 seasons at Baylor, and his .565 winning percentage is the best in program history among coaches with four or more seasons at the helm. His teams have a .689 winning percentage since the start of the 2007-08 season (135-61).
Drew is 32 wins shy of Baylor's all-time wins record held by Bill Henderson (201).
Drew has guided Baylor to four of its seven 20-win seasons in the program's 107-year history.
Drew's squads have also done well in the classroom, as 23 players have earned degrees during his tenure.
BAYLOR'S RECENT SUCCESS IN THE BIG 12
Baylor is 49-40 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.
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 19 conference road games in the last six seasons (19-25).
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 2-1 this season.
Hilton Coliseum (0-10) is one of two places Baylor has never won in Big 12 play, along with Kansas' Allen Fieldhouse (0-11).
JACKSON'S DOUBLE-FIGURE STREAK REACHES 27
Pierre Jackson has scored in double figures in 27 straight games, averaging 18.4 points and 6.0 assists per game during the streak.
Jackson's is the Big 12's longest active double-figure scoring streak, 10 ahead of the next closest -- Kansas' Travis Releford (17).
Jackson has scored 497 points and dished out 163 assists during the 26-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.
Freshman Isaiah Austin has shown significant improvement over his last 11 games played.
Austin has scored in double figures in 11 straight games, averaging 16.0 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.7 blocks during the streak.
Prior to the 11-game streak, Austin averaged 12.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 0.6 blocks over his first 7 collegiate games.
The streak started with a 23-point, 17-rebound performance on Dec. 12, marking the 5th time a Baylor player has ever reached those numbers. That game was his 2nd career double-double, and 7 of his 8 double-doubles have been in the last 11 games.
Kevin Durant (Texas) and Michael Beasley (Kansas State) are the only other Big 12 freshmen to reach those numbers in a game.
Freshman Rico Gathers has recorded at least 10 rebounds in all 5 games in which he's played 18 or more minutes.
Gathers is averaging one rebound every 2.76 minutes of playing time, which averages out to 14.5 rebounds per 40 minutes.
Gathers ranks 14th in the Big 12 with 6.0 rebounds per game, which trails only teammate Isaiah Austin (9.4) among freshmen.
Gathers is 4th in the Big 12 with 2.8 offensive rebounds per game, despite playing just 16.7 minutes per game.
In Big 12 play, Gathers ranks 4th in the league with 8.1 rebounds per game and 2nd with 3.4 offensive rebounds per game.
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 14 of 20 games this year, including three 20-point games and 6 double-doubles.
Jefferson entered the season with a career high of 25 minutes, but he's played at least 27 minutes in 15 of 20 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).
DOUBLE-DOUBLES ALL AROUND
Baylor has accounted for 28% of the double-doubles by Big 12 players this season (20-of-71) -- Baylor 20, Iowa State 15, Kansas 11, Texas Tech 7, West Virginia 5, TCU 4, Texas 3, Oklahoma State 2, Oklahoma 2, Kansas State 2.
Isaiah Austin (8) and Cory Jefferson (6) each have more double-doubles than 6 Big 12 teams (WVU, TCU, UT, OSU, OU, KSU).
Rico Gathers (3), Pierre Jackson, Taurean Prince and L.J. Rose have also had double-doubles this season.
Austin is the nation's only freshman from a power conference with 8 double-doubles this season.
Active Big 12 players have combined for 16 career double-digit assist games, and Jackson (6), A.J. Walton (2) and Rose (1) have combined for 9 of those 16 games with 10 or more assists.
AUSTIN MAKING HISTORY
Isaiah Austin has had a pair of history games in his brief career at Baylor. He posted 19 points and 20 rebounds on Jan. 30 against Oklahoma, coming up 1 point shy of the 4th 20-20 game in program history and first since Brian Skinner on Feb. 10, 1997.
Austin's 20 rebounds vs. OU were the most by a player from a power-6 conference this season and tied for 13th-most in a game in Baylor history. No Baylor player has had more than 20 rebounds since 1994, prior to the formation of the Big 12.
He recorded 23 points and 17 rebounds on Dec. 12 against Lamar, marking the 5th time in program history a player has reached those numbers and the first time since Terry Black (32p/17r; 11/27/99). Jerome Lambert (25p/18r; 12/10/93), Brian Skinner (24p/18r; 12/3/97) and Black (25p/18r; 11/20/99) had the only other 23-point, 17-rebound games in Baylor history.
Austin joined Kevin Durant (Texas) and Michael Beasley (Kansas State) as the only Big 12 freshmen to reach those numbers.
AUSTIN 1 OF 12 CONTENDERS FOR TISDALE NATIONAL FRESHMAN AWARD
Isaiah Austin was selected as one of 12 players on the Wayman Tisdale Award midseason watch list.
Austin is one of three Big 12 players on the list of contenders, joining Marcus Smart (OSU) and Ben McLemore (KU).
Among freshmen, Austin leads the Big 12 in total rebounding (9.4), offensive rebounding (3.3) and defensive rebounding (6.1), ranks 2nd in scoring (14.7) and blocks (1.3) and 3rd in FG percentage (49.3) and minutes (31.1).
Austin's 8 double-doubles are the most of any freshman in a power-6 conference and tied for 3rd-most among all freshmen.
AUSTIN AMONG FRESHMEN DOUBLE-DOUBLES LEADERS
Isaiah Austin has 8 double-doubles this season, which is the most of any freshman from a power conference.
Austin's 8 double-doubles are tied for the Big 12 lead with Iowa State's Melvin Ejim.
Austin has 7 double-doubles in his last 11 games after recording 1 in his first 7 games played.
WALTON 3RD ON BAYLOR WINS LIST, JEFFERSON 2 SHY OF TOP 10
Senior G A.J. Walton is now 2 wins behind former teammate Anthony Jones (91) for 2nd on Baylor's all-time wins list.
Walton has a .718 career winning percentage in games played (89-35), which is best among players with 100 or more games.
Cory Jefferson (60) needs 2 more wins to tie Henry Dugat (62) for 10th on the Bears' career wins list.
Jefferson has an .800 career winning percentage in career games played (60-15).
DOMINATING POINTS IN THE PAINT
Despite losing three frontcourt players to the 2012 NBA Draft, Baylor is averaging 35.9 points in the paint per game this season, and the Bears are holding opponents to 28.2 PIP per game.
Frontcourt players Isaiah Austin (9.0 PIP/game), Cory Jefferson (8.8 PIP/game) and Rico Gathers (4.5 PIP/game) do most of the damage, along with point guard Pierre Jackson (5.4 PIP/game) and guard A.J. Walton (3.7 PIP/game).
Jefferson has scored double figure points in the paint in 10 of 20 games, while Austin has done so in 8 of 18 games.
Baylor set a Scott Drew era record with 68 points in the paint in its season-opening win against Lehigh.
TWO OF LONGEST 3-POINT STREAKS IN BAYLOR HISTORY
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 31-game streak dating back to the last 12 games of the 2011-12 season, which is the 2nd-longest in Baylor history. LaceDarius Dunn holds the program record with 45 consecutive games.
Heslip had his 20-game streak snapped against TCU on Jan. 12, but it was the 7th-longest streak in Baylor history.
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 119 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 needs to average 10.9 points per game over the next 11 games to reach 1,000 points prior to the postseason.
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 Chatmon.
BEARS 11-1 WHEN OUT-REBOUNDING OPPONENT
The Bears are 11-1 this season and 123-33 during the Scott Drew era when out-rebounding their opponent.
Baylor is 8-3 this season and 62-16 in the Drew era when recording 40+ rebounds in a game.
Conversely, Baylor is 4-5 this season and 49-97 in the Drew era when it doesn't out-rebound the opponent.
Isaiah Austin (2nd, 9.4 rpg) and Cory Jefferson (4th, 8.2 rpg) both rank in the Big 12's top 5 in rebounding.
Rico Gathers is 14th in the Big 12 in rebounding (6.0) and 4th in offensive rebounding (2.8/game), despite averaging 16.7 minutes.
JEFFERSON CLIMBING BLOCKS CHART
Cory Jefferson (89) needs 10 blocks to move past Alex Holcombe (98) for 7th on Baylor's all-time list.
Jefferson needs 11 blocks to become the 7th player in program history with 100 or more career blocks and the 5th player in program history to record 100 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) has played fewer career games than Jefferson.
DREW CLIMBING BAYLOR CAREER WINS CHART
Scott Drew currently ranks 2nd in Baylor history with 169 career wins as the Bears' head coach. Drew needs 32 wins to tie Bill Henderson (201) for the all-time wins record.
Drew's .565 winning percentage is the best ever by a Baylor coach with four or more years at the helm. He ranks fourth overall, trailing only Ralph Glaze (.788; 1910-13), Enoch Mills (.655; 1908-10) and Darrel Johnson (.593; 1992-94).
Drew is tied with Kansas' Bill Self as the Big 12 Conference's second-longest tenured head coach. Drew, who enters his 10th season at Baylor in 2011-12, is second only to Texas' Rick Barnes, who enters his 15th season in Austin
NATIONAL RADIO COVERAGE
Saturday'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.
Iowa State's radio broadcast is available nationally through satellite radio on Sirius 92 and XM 190.
Baylor continues a tough two-game road stretch when it travels to Oklahoma State at 6 p.m. CT Wednesday on ESPN.
The Bears are 4-24 all-time in Stillwater, with last season's 74-70 win snapping an 8-game losing streak on OSU's home court.