|Baylor (14-7, 5-3) at Oklahoma State (15-5, 5-3)
Feb. 6, 2013 | 6:00 p.m. CT
Stillwater, Okla. | Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611)
TV: ESPN & WatchESPN
Radio: ESPN Central Texas 1660 AM, Sirius 92, XM 192
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• Wednesday’s game will be televised on ESPN with Bob Wischusen (pxp) and Stephen Bardo (analyst) serving as talent.
• Wednesday is the 71st series meeting between Baylor and OSU. The Bears are 4-24 all-time in Stillwater.
• With a win vs. OSU, Baylor would avoid its first regular-season 3-game losing streak since losing six straight in 2009.
• Baylor is 10-4 in its last 14 games against Oklahoma Big 12 schools after going 6-48 in the Big 12’s first 13 seasons.
• Baylor has won 13 of its last 14 games against founding members of the Big 12 South Division (UT, TTU, A&M, OU, OSU).
• Baylor is 19-26 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 (49-41) than its first 11 years in the league combined (45-131).
• In Big 12 play, Baylor leads the league in rebounding (39.9) and 3-point FG defense (24.0%). Additionally, Baylor is 2nd in the Big 12 in blocks (4.6) and 3rd in scoring defense (61.4) in league play and has held 5 of 8 opponents to 61 points or less.
• Baylor is 135-62 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 72 double-doubles by Big 12 players this season (20-of-72). 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 28 straight games, averaging 18.6 points and 6.0 assists per game during the streak.
• Jackson has made a 3FG in 32 consecutive games, which is the 2nd-longest streak in program history (LaceDarius Dunn-45).
• Jackson leads the Big 12 in scoring (19.1/gm) and assists (5.9/gm), ranks 4th in steals (1.7/gm) and 4th in AST/TO ratio (1.8).
• Jackson also ranks 2nd in the Big 12 in 3FGM (2.5/gm), 6th in FT% (79.2) and 7th in 3FG% (36.2).
• Jackson is 1 of 16 players in program history with 100+ career steals. He ranks 5th all-time with 1.76 steals/gm.
• Three Baylor players are in the Big 12’s top 15 in scoring — Jackson (1st, 19.1), Austin (7th, 14.5) and Jefferson (14th, 12.3).
• Jefferson also ranks 2nd in the Big 12 in FG percentage (58.5) and blocks (2.0/gm) and 4th in rebounding (8.2/gm).
• Jefferson has scored 258 points in 21 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), 7th in scoring (14.5) and 10th in FG percentage (49.6).
• Brady Heslip has made a 3FG in 53 of 58 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 (142) — he needs 2 made 3FGs to tie Willie Sublett (144) for 9th.
• A.J. Walton ranks 3rd in the Big 12 in AST/TO ratio (1.8), 3rd in steals (1.9/gm) and 7th in assists (3.9/gm).
• Walton needs 1 steal to become the 2nd player in program history with 200+ career steals. He became one of five players in program history with 400+ assists on Saturday at Iowa State.
• Walton (89-36) needs 2 more wins to tie former teammate Anthony Jones (91-38) for 2nd place on Baylor’s all-time wins list.
• Rico Gathers has recorded 10+ rebounds in all 4 games in which he’s played 20+ minutes this season.
• Gathers ranks 4th in the Big 12 in with 8.0 rebs/gm in league play. His 6.0 rpg in all games ranks 2nd among Big 12 freshmen.
• Gathers is averaging one rebound every 2.78 minutes played, which averages out to 14.4 rebounds per 40 minutes.
• Head coach Scott Drew is coaching his 301st game at Baylor (169-131). His .563 winning percentage is best in program history among coaches with 4 or more seasons, and he has a .685 winning percentage since the start of the 2007-08 season.
• Baylor ranks 2nd in the Big 12 in scoring offense (75.8), scoring margin (+12.0), FG percentage (45.5) and rebounding (39.2).
• Baylor has the Big 12’s 2nd-longest active streak with at least one 3-point field goal made in 678 consecutive games.
• Wednesday marks the 71st series meeting and 36th in the Big 12 era. Oklahoma State leads the all-time series 50-20, and owns a 24-4 advantage in Stillwater. Baylor has won eight of the last 12 meetings overall.
• Baylor is 10-24 against Oklahoma State in the Big 12 era, including an 8-11 mark during the Drew era.
• Baylor is seeking its first-ever 4-game winning streak in the series — the Bears’ current 3-game streak is their longest vs. OSU.
• Prior to last season’s 64-60 win, the Bears were 1-17 in their 18 previous trips to Stillwater.
• Baylor has won just four times in Stillwater — 1959, 1972, 2003 and 2012.
• Wednesday’s game will be televised on ESPN at 6 p.m. CT. It’s the 14th of a school-record 21 regular season games the Bears will play on ESPN networks this season. Bob Wischusen (play-by-play) and Stephen Bardo (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.
• Extend Baylor’s winning streak vs. OSU to an all-time series-long 4 games — the current 3-game streak is already the longest.
• Be Baylor’s 8th-ever road win (6th since 2008) against an AP Top 25 team (7-75 entering game).
• Give Baylor two road wins against AP Top 25 teams in the same season for the first time.
• Mark the 2nd time the Bears have started Big 12 play with a 6-3 or better record through 9 games (7-2 last season).
• Give Baylor wins in 9 of its last 13 games against Oklahoma State since snapping a 1-18 stretch in the series.
• Be Baylor’s 5th-ever win in Stillwater — the Bears are 4-24 all-time on Oklahoma State’s home court.
• Give Baylor consecutive wins at Gallagher-Iba Arena for the first time since winning two straight trips in 1959 and 1972 (there was a 13-year gap between games played in Stillwater).
• Improve Baylor’s all-time record against Oklahoma State to 21-50, including a 9-11 mark during the Drew era.
• Improve Baylor’s record to 136-62 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 50-41 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 28-45 in the month of February in the Drew era, including a 17-10 record since 2009-10.
STEPPING UP DEFENSE IN CONFERENCE PLAY
• Baylor ranks 3rd in the Big 12 in scoring defense in conference play, allowing just 61.4 points per game.
• The Bears lead the Big 12 with 39.9 rebounds per game and a 24.0% 3-point defense in league play.
• Baylor ranks 2nd in the league in FG defense (38.9), blocks (4.6), rebounding margin (+3.4) and scoring margin (+9.8).
• Baylor has held opponents to 61 points or less in 5 of 8 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.
SOONER STATE SUCCESS
• After posting a combined 6-48 record against Oklahoma and Oklahoma State in the first 13 seasons of the Big 12 Conference, Baylor has won 10 of its last 14 against the league’s Sooner State schools.
• 13 of Baylor’s 16 Big 12 wins against the Oklahoma schools have come under head coach Scott Drew.
PILING UP WINS AGAINST HISTORIC RIVALS
• Baylor went a perfect 10-0 against former Big 12 South Division members in 2011-12. The Bears swept Oklahoma and Oklahoma State for the first time in program history, they swept Texas and Texas A&M in the same season for the first time since 1970-71, and BU swept Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech in the same season for the first time ever.
• Baylor extended its winning streak to 13 games against former Big 12 South teams before losing to Oklahoma on Jan. 30.
• The Bears have won 13 of their last 14 against former Big 12 South teams, including a 3-1 mark this season.
DREW COACHING 301st GAME AT BAYLOR
• Scott Drew will be coaching his 301st game as Baylor’s head coach when the Bears play at Oklahoma State on Wednesday.
• Drew is 169-131 over 10 seasons at Baylor, and his .563 winning percentage is the best in program history among coaches with four or more seasons at the helm. His teams have a .685 winning percentage since the start of the 2007-08 season (135-62).
• Drew is 32 wins shy of Baylor’s all-time wins record held by Bill Henderson (201-239), despite coaching 130 fewer games.
• 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 49-41 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 (19-26).
• 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 2-2 this season.
• Baylor is 2-14 in Big 12 games played at Gallagher-Iba Arena, with the lone wins coming in 2003 and 2012.
JACKSON'S DOUBLE-FIGURE STREAK REACHES 28
• Pierre Jackson has scored in double figures in 28 straight games, averaging 18.6 points and 6.0 assists per game during the streak.
• Jackson’s is the Big 12’s longest active double-figure scoring streak, 19 ahead of the next closest — Kansas’ Ben McLemore (9) and Iowa State’s Will Clyburn (9).
• Jackson is the only player in the nation’s top 30 in both points per game (19.1; 30th) and assists per game (5.9; 25th).
• Jackson has scored 520 points and dished out 169 assists during the 28-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 is averaging 15.4 points, 10.8 rebounds and 1.7 blocks over his last 12 games.
• Austin averaged 12.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 0.6 blocks over his first 7 collegiate games prior to the recent streak.
• Austin has 7 double-doubles, 11 double-figure scoring games and 8 double-figure rebounding games in his last 12 contests.
• 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 4 games in which he’s played 20 or more minutes.
• Gathers is averaging one rebound every 2.78 minutes of playing time, which averages out to 14.4 rebounds per 40 minutes.
• Gathers ranks 13th 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 16.8 minutes per game.
• In Big 12 play, Gathers ranks 4th in the league with 8.0 rebounds per game and 2nd with 3.5 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 21 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 21 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-72) — Baylor 20, Iowa State 16, 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.
DOMINATING POINTS IN THE PAINT
• Despite losing three frontcourt players to the 2012 NBA Draft, Baylor is averaging 35.7 points in the paint per game this season, and the Bears are holding opponents to 28.6 PIP per game.
• Frontcourt players Isaiah Austin (8.9 PIP/game), Cory Jefferson (8.7 PIP/game) and Rico Gathers (4.6 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 21 games, while Austin has done so in 8 of 19 games.
• Baylor set a Scott Drew era record with 68 points in the paint in its season-opening win against Lehigh.
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 96 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 9.6 points per game over the next 10 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.
WALTON ETCHING NAME IN RECORD BOOK
• A.J. Walton needs one more steal to become the second player in program history with 200+ career steals.
• Walton became the 5th player in program history with 400+ career assists when he recorded his 400th at Iowa State (2/2/13).
• Walton (89) needs one win to join Anthony Jones (91) and Quincy Acy (97) as Baylor’s only players with 90+ career wins.
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 4-6 this season and 49-98 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 13th in the Big 12 in rebounding (6.0) and 4th in offensive rebounding (2.8/game), despite averaging 16.8 minutes.
CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH A MADE 3-POINT FIELD GOAL — 678
• Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 678 consecutive games — the Big 12’s 2nd-longest active streak behind Texas.
• Baylor has connected from 3-point range in every game since Feb. 21, 1990, a win over Texas Tech.
NATIONAL RADIO COVERAGE
• Wednesday’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.
• Oklahoma State’s radio broadcast is available nationally through satellite radio on Sirius 92 and XM 192.
• Baylor returns from a pair of tough road games to play two consecutive conference home games for the first time this season.
• The Bears host Texas Tech at 3 p.m. Saturday on Big 12 Network and West Virginia on Feb. 13 at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.