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MBB, Aggies Renew Battle of the Brazos Rivalry





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Baylor (14-7, 4-4) at No. 16/16 Texas A&M (17-4, 4-3)
Feb. 5, 2011 | 1:05 p.m. CST
| College Station, Texas | Reed Arena (12,989)
TV: ESPN
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GAME CENTER: GAME 22
MEDIA INFORMATION
Date:
Sat., Feb. 5, 2011
Tip-Off:
1:05 p.m. CST
Location:
College Station, Texas
Arena:
Reed Arena (12,989)
Television:
ESPN
    Talent: Jon Sciambi (pxp), Fran Fraschilla (analyst)
Radio: Baylor IMG College Radio Network/ESPN Central Texas;
    1660 AM (Waco); 106.9 FM (Killeen); 101.3 FM (Waco); 100.9 FM (Temple); Sirius 122/XM 143
    Talent: John Morris (pxp), Pat Nunley (color)
Series (Overall):
Texas A&M leads 127-74
Series (Big 12 era):
A&M leads 16-13
Series (in College Station):
A&M leads 74-28
Current Series Streak:
Baylor, 1 win
Scott Drew Record vs. A&M:
5-9
Live Stats:
www.BaylorBears.com
Audio Web Stream: www.BaylorBears.com
Video Web Stream: www.ESPN3.com
In-Game Blog: None

QUICK HITS
• Baylor (14-7, 4-4) looks to snap its three-game Big 12 road losing streak when it faces No. 16/16 Texas A&M in the 202nd renewal of the "Battle of the Brazos" series Saturday in College Station.
• Texas A&M holds a 127-74 advantage in the all-time series, which dates back to the 1914-15 season. The Aggies also lead the series 74-28 in games played in College Station.
• Baylor and Texas A&M have played every season since the 1930-31 campaign.
• Baylor is 29-27 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 609 consecutive games.
• Since the start of the 2007-08 season, Baylor is 67-11 when leading at halftime (20-30 when trailing).
• Baylor leads the Big 12 in 3FG percentage and rebounding margin in conference games.
• G LaceDarius Dunn ranks second all-time in school history with 2,112 career points. Dunn needs 78 points to become Baylor's all-time leading scorer (Terry Teagle; 2,189). Dunn needs 145 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 (20.7) and leads the nation in 3FG made per game (3.72).
• Dunn is the NCAA Division I active career leader with 366 3FG and is tied for 21st on the NCAA career list.
• PG A.J. Walton leads the Big 12 in steals-per-game (2.15) and ranks second in assists-per-game (5.40). • F Perry Jones III has scored in double figures in 18 of 21 games this season and leads all Big 12 freshmen in overall and conference-only FG percentage. Baylor is 35-25 all-time on national TV and 28-23 on the ESPN family of networks (7-8 on the flagship ESPN platform).
• 55 of Baylor's 60 national TV games have come in the Scott Drew era, including 46 of its 51 all-time appearances on the ESPN family of networks.
• Baylor has held 16 of its first 21 opponents under 70 points, posting a 13-3 record in those games.
• Baylor is 18-2 in its last 20 Big 12 games when holding opponents under 70 points.
• Baylor is 13-1 this season when leading at halftime and 9-0 when shooting 50% or better from the field. 

BAYLOR/TEXAS A&M SERIES HISTORY
• Saturday marks the 202nd renewal of the "Battle of the Brazos" series with Texas A&M, the second-most played series in Baylor basketball history (Texas, 234 meetings).
• Texas A&M holds a 127-74 advantage in the all-time series, which dates back to the 1914-15 season. The Aggies also lead the series 74-28 in games played in College Station.
• Baylor and Texas A&M have played every season since the 1930-31 campaign.
• Baylor is 13-16 vs. Texas A&M in the Big 12 era as both teams have split the regular-season series in each of the last three seasons.
Scott Drew is 5-9 all-time vs. Texas A&M.
• Baylor has lost in each of its last two trips to Reed Arena since knocking off No. 18/16 Texas A&M, 116-110, in a five-overtime thriller in 2008.

UP NEXT
• For the final time in the regular season as Big 12 Conference rivals, Baylor will host Nebraska at the Ferrell Center. Wednesday's game is scheduled for 7 p.m. CST on the Big 12 Network. Doug Bell (play-by-play) and Reid Gettys (analyst) will serve as the talent for the ESPN Regional Television (ERT) broadcast.

NEW YEAR YIELDS BETTER SHOOTING
• Baylor's field goal, 3-point field goal and free throw shooting has improved since the start of 2011. In the first 11 games of the season, Baylor posted a 46.7 FG percentage (286-of-613), a 32.4 3FG percentage (56-of-173) and a 69.1 FT percentage (188-of-272).
• Since the start of 2011, the Bears' shooting percentages have improved considerably -- 49.0 FG percentage (239-of-488), 43.6 3FG percentage (65-of-149) and 70.3 FT percentage (154-of-219).

BEARS FARING BETTER AGAINST THE BIG 12 NORTH
• Since the 2000-01 season, Baylor has had much more success against the Big 12 North schools than those in the South. Baylor is 27-37 over the last 11 seasons vs. Big 12 North schools in the regular season, while posting just a 30-74 against the South.
• Baylor is 17-29 in 46 regular-season games against the Big 12 North and 24-49 against the Big 12 South in the Scott Drew era. In the seven previous Big 12 seasons prior to Drew's arrival, the Bears were 15-27 against the North.

NOT DUNN YET -- TRIPLE STREAK CONTINUES
• Senior LaceDarius Dunn has made a 3-point field goal in a school-record 35 consecutive games, surpassing the previous school mark of 29 games held by Tevis Stukes.
• Dunn, who is the only player in school history with multiple 3-point streaks of 20 games or more, owns every major 3-point record at Baylor. He has made a 3-point field goal in 116 of his 123 career games.

KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES
• Two-thirds of Baylor's starting front court is named Jones and neither is related. Freshman F Perry Jones III and junior F Anthony Jones have both improved their scoring production in 2011. In 2011, the Joneses have combined to average 25.9 points and 10.6 rebounds. Since the start of 2011, Jones III ranks second on the team in scoring (16.0), while A. Jones is fourth with 9.9 points-per-game.
• The Joneses are shooting 62.7 percent from the floor (94-of-150), 60.0 percent on 3FG (12-of-20) and 73.8 percent at the FT line (59-of-80) 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.
• Both Perry Jones III and Anthony Jones are the only Bears shooting 60 percent or higher from the floor since the start of 2011.

PJ3'S BIG 12 TURNAROUND
• Since starting his career averaging 11.8 points and 7.5 rebounds in his first 13 games, freshman F Perry Jones III is averaging 17.9 points and 6.1 rebounds in eight Big 12 contests.
• 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.
• PJ3 has four 20-point games in Big 12 play. Jones III leads all Big 12 freshmen in both scoring (14.1) and FG percentage (57.1). He ranks 12th overall in scoring, tied for ninth in rebounding (7.0) and third in FG percentage, while leading the league in Big 12-only FG percentage (64.6) and is fifth in Big 12-only scoring (17.9).

QUEST FOR 400
LaceDarius Dunn, who is the active NCAA career leader in 3FG, is tied for 21st on the NCAA career list with 366 3-point field goals. Dunn is one 3FG behind Vanderbilt's Shan Foster for 20th on the career list.
• In a road loss Feb. 2 at Oklahoma, Dunn passed Valparaiso's Bryce Drew -- brother of Baylor head coach Scott Drew -- on the NCAA career list.
• Dunn needs 34 3FG to become only the 11th player in NCAA Division I history with 400+ career 3FG.


 

 

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