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Men's Hoops Hosts Iowa State at 8 p.m. Wednesday


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Baylor (16-9, 7-5) vs. Iowa State (17-8, 7-5)
Feb. 20, 2013 | 8:00 p.m. CT
Waco, Texas | Ferrell Center (10,284)

TV: ESPNU & WatchESPN
Radio: ESPN Central Texas 1660 AM, Sirius 94
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MEDIA INFORMATION
Date Wed., Feb. 20 | 8:00 p.m. CT
Location Waco, Texas | Ferrell Center (10,284)
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TV ESPNU
TV Talent Mitch Holthus (pxp), Matt Doherty (color)
Web Stream WatchESPN
Radio ESPN Central Texas | Listen Online
Radio Talent John Morris (pxp), Pat Nunley (color)
Satellite Radio Sirius 94
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Game Notes Baylor | Iowa State
Twitter @BaylorMBB
BAYLOR BEARS
Record 16-9, 7-5
Ranking NR (AP), NR (Coaches)
Last Game Lost at Kansas State, 81-61
Head Coach Scott Drew
Career: 191-144 (11th season)
BU Record: 171-133 (10th season)
IOWA STATE CYCLONES
Record 17-8, 7-5
Ranking NR (AP), NR (Coaches)
Last Game Won vs. TCU, 87-53
Head Coach Fred Hoiberg
Career: 56-35 (3rd season)
ISU Record: 56-35 (3rd season)

STORY LINES
• Wednesday's game will be televised on ESPNU with Mitch Holthus (pxp) and Matt Doherty (analyst) serving as talent.
• Wednesday is the 25th series meeting between Baylor and Iowa State. The Bears are 8-1 all-time vs. ISU in Waco.
• With a win vs. Iowa State, Baylor would tie its 2nd-best ever Big 12 record through 13 games (8-5 in 2009-10).
• Baylor is 23-8 in Big 12 home games since the start of the 2010 conference season.
• Baylor is 55-10 at home since the start of the 2009-10 season and 81-19 at home since the start of the 2007-08 season.
• Baylor has held Big 12 teams under 50 points 3 times in 2013 after doing so only 3 times in the league's first 16 years combined.
• In its last two home games, Baylor has assists on 85% of its made field goals (45-of-53).
• Baylor has more Big 12 wins in the last 5+ seasons (51-43) than its first 11 years in the league combined (45-131).
• In Big 12 play, Baylor leads the league in 3-point FG defense (25.8), ranks 2nd in scoring defense (62.4), FG defense (38.7), rebounding (38.5) and blocked shots (4.5), and 3rd in scoring offense (69.5), scoring margin (+7.1) and assists (14.5).
• Baylor is 13-0 this season when leading or tied at halftime, but the Bears are 0-5 in games decided by 5 or fewer points.
• Baylor has accounted for 27% of double-doubles by Big 12 players this season (23-of-84). Isaiah Austin (9) and Cory Jefferson (8) each have more double-doubles than six Big 12 teams (WVU-5, TCU-4, UT-3, OSU-3, OU-3, KSU-4).
Pierre Jackson scored in double figures in 31 straight games before going for 7 points and 9 assists at K-State on Saturday.
• Jackson has made a 3FG in 36 consecutive games, which is the 2nd-longest streak in program history (LaceDarius Dunn-45).
• Jackson leads the Big 12 in scoring (18.4) and assists (6.3); he's on pace to be the first player to lead a power-6 conference in scoring and assists since Arizona's Jason Terry in 1998-99. Jackson also ranks 4th in steals (1.6) and 5th in AST/TO ratio (1.7).
• Three Baylor players are in the Big 12's top 15 in scoring -- Jackson (1st, 18.4), Austin (9th, 13.6) and Jefferson (14th, 12.1).
• Jefferson ranks 2nd in the Big 12 in FG% (58.6), 3rd in blocks (2.0/gm) and 4th in rebounding (8.2/gm) and double-doubles (8).
• Jefferson has scored more than twice as many points in 24 games this season (302) than in 55 games over his first two years (148).
• Austin ranks 2nd in the Big 12 in double-doubles (9) and rebounding (9.2), 9th in scoring (13.6) and 10th in FG percentage (47.6).
• Austin is tied for 4th nationally among freshmen with 9 double-doubles -- he has 8 double-doubles in his last 16 games.
Brady Heslip has made a 3FG in 57 of 62 games in his career. He has 41 games with 2+ 3FG and 28 games with 3+ 3FG.
• Heslip is 7th on Baylor's all-time 3-point FGs made list (158) and he ranks 2nd with a 43.6 career 3-point field goal percentage.
• Heslip has made 49.1% of his 3-point attempts in his last 9 games (28-of-57) after shooting 35% in his first 15 games (30-of-85).
A.J. Walton ranks 3rd in the Big 12 in AST/TO ratio (1.8), 3rd in steals (1.8) and 7th in assists (3.8).
• Walton is 1 of 2 players in program history with 200+ career steals (206) and 1 of 5 with 400+ career assists (415).
• Walton (91-38) needs 1 more win pass former teammate Anthony Jones (91-38) for 2nd place on Baylor's all-time wins list.
• Rico Gathers is averaging one rebound every 2.78 minutes played, which averages out to 14.4 rebounds per 40 minutes.
• Gathers ranks 4th in the Big 12 in with 7.6 rebs/gm in league play. His 6.2 rpg in all games ranks 2nd among Big 12 freshmen.
• Baylor has 3 of the Big 12's top 4 in offensive rebounding -- Austin (2nd, 2.8), Jefferson (3rd, 2.8) and Gathers (4th, 2.7).
• Jefferson (62-18) needs 1 more win to tie Kevin Rogers (63-55) for 9th on Baylor's all-time wins list -- Jefferson has the highest winning percentage (.775) of any player among the Bears' top 10 in career victories.
• Head coach Scott Drew is coaching his 305th game at Baylor (171-133). His .563 winning percentage is best in program history among coaches with 4 or more seasons, and his teams have a .682 winning percentage since the start of the 2007-08 season.
• Baylor is 137-64 since the start of the 2007-08 season, including four 20-win seasons in the last five years. The Bears had fewer of wins in the first 11 seasons of the Big 12 Conference (135-176).
• Baylor has the Big 12's 2nd-longest active streak with at least one 3-point field goal made in 682 consecutive games.

SERIES HISTORY
• Wednesday marks the 24th series meeting and the 22nd in the Big 12 era. Baylor, which trails 9-14 in the all-time series, has won eight of nine all-time games against Iowa State in Waco. Baylor is 8-13 vs. the Cyclones in the Big 12 era.
• The home team has won 19 of 20 games in the all-time series, and Baylor is 1-2 vs. ISU at neutral sites.
• The only road win by either team in the series came when No. 10/14 Iowa State beat Baylor in Waco, 75-54, on March 4, 2000.

TELEVISION COVERAGE
• Wednesday's game will be televised on ESPNU at 8 p.m. CT. It's the 17th of a school-record 21 times the Bears are scheduled to play on an ESPN network this season. Mitch Holthus (play-by-play) and Matt Doherty (analyst) will serve as talent.
• The game is also available on WatchESPN at http://es.pn/mbb-ISUvsBAYLOR.

A WIN WOULD ...
• Be Scott Drew's 172nd career victory as Baylor head coach -- 29 shy of Bill Henderson's Baylor record.
• Tie Baylor's 2nd-best-ever record through 13 games of Big 12 play (8-5 in 2009-10; best is 9-4 in 2011-12).
• Be Baylor's 12th home win this season, marking a program-best 7th consecutive season they have won 12+ home games.
• Give the Bears eight Big 12 wins for the 4th time in program history (all in last six seasons).
• Improve Baylor's all-time record vs. Iowa State to 10-14, including a 9-1 record in Waco and a 6-7 record under Drew.
• Make the home team 20-1 in 21 all-time series meetings in Ames and Waco between Iowa State and Baylor.
• Move A.J. Walton (92) into sole possession of 2nd and Cory Jefferson (63) into a tie for 9th on Baylor's career wins list.
• Improve Baylor's record to 138-64 since the start of the 2007-08 season, giving the Bears three more victories than in the Big 12's first 11 seasons combined (135-176).
• Make Baylor 52-43 in Big 12 games since 2007-08, seven more wins than the Bears had in the Big 12's first 11 years (45-131).
• Improve Baylor's record to 30-47 in the month of February in the Drew era, including a 19-12 record since 2009-10.

STEPPING UP DEFENSE IN CONFERENCE PLAY
• Baylor has held opponents to less than 50 points in three Big 12 games this year -- the Bears held conference opponents under 50 points only three times in the Big 12's first 16 seasons combined.
• In Big 12 play, Baylor leads the league in 3-point FG defense (25.8), ranks 2nd in scoring defense (62.4), FG defense (38.7), rebounding (38.5) and blocked shots (4.5), and 3rd in scoring offense (69.5), scoring margin (+7.1) and assists (14.5).
• The Bears held Texas Tech to 48 points for the 2nd time this season when the teams met in Waco on Feb. 9.
• 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.

BAYLOR'S RECENT SUCCESS IN THE BIG 12
• Baylor is 51-43 in Big 12 games in the last five-plus seasons and has tallied the five 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 and 2012-13.
• 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.

JACKSON ON TRACK TO MAKE HISTORY
• Bob Cousy Award finalist Pierre Jackson leads the Big 12 in scoring (18.4) and assists (6.3), and he is on track to be the first power-6 conference player to lead his league in points and assists since Arizona's Jason Terry in 1998-99.
• No Big 12 player has ever led the league in points and assists, and Jackson can become the first Baylor player to lead the Big 12 in points and the second to lead the conference in assists (Tweety Carter, 5.9 in 2009-10).
• Jackson and South Dakota State's Nate Wolters are the only players ranked in the nation's top 40 in points and assists. Jackson is 17th in assists and 38th in scoring, while Wolters is 3rd in scoring and 40th in assists (as of Feb. 18).

RACKING UP ASSISTS IN HOME GAMES
• In its last two home games, Baylor has assists on 85% of its made field goals (45-of-53). The Bears had assists on 59% of their made field goals in their 12 home games prior to the Texas Tech and West Virginia games.
• The Bears had assists on 22 of 26 made field goals vs. TTU on Feb. 9., and BU assisted 23 of 27 made field goals against WVU.
Pierre Jackson (16 assists), A.J. Walton (7 assists) and Gary Franklin (6 assists) lead the Bears in those two games.
• Baylor has only two unassisted field goals in each of its last four halves of play at the Ferrell Center.

CRASHING THE BOARDS
• Baylor has three of the Big 12's top four offensive rebounders.
Isaiah Austin (2.8) ranks 2nd, while Cory Jefferson (2.8) is 3rd and Rico Gathers (2.7) is 4th in the conference.
• All three rank in the Big 12's top 15 in total rebounding, with Austin 2nd (9.2), Jefferson 4th (8.2) and Gathers 13th (6.2).
• Austin (6.3) also leads the league in defensive rebounds and Jefferson (5.4) ranks 4th in defensive rebounding.

HESLIP HEATING UP
Brady Heslip is shooting 49% from 3-point range over his last 9 games (28-of-57), averaging 3.1 3FGM per game.
• Heslip started the season shooting 35% from 3-point range in his first 15 games (30-of-85).
• Heslip ranks 3rd in the Big 12 in 3-pointers made per game (2.4) and 4th in 3-point FG percentage (40.8).
• Heslip is the only player in Baylor history to make 100+ 3-pointers while shooting at least 40% (43.6).
• Heslip has hit 10-of-15 3-pointers in his last two games (6-of-9 vs. WVU on Feb. 13; 4-of-6 at KSU on Feb. 16).

AUSTIN'S IMPROVEMENT
• Freshman Isaiah Austin is averaging 13.9 points, 10.1 rebounds and 1.8 blocks over his last 16 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 8 double-doubles, 13 double-figure scoring games and 10 double-figure rebounding games in his last 16 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.

JACKSON NEEDS 35 POINTS TO JOIN 1,000-POINT CLUB
Pierre Jackson needs 35 points to become the 26th 1,000-point scorer in Baylor history.
• Jackson would be the 5th player to reach 1,000 points in his first two seasons, joining LaceDarius Dunn, Terry Teagle, Vinnie Johnson and William Chatmon.
• Jackson would become the 8th 1,000-point scorer in the Scott Drew era, joining Aaron Bruce, Curtis Jerrells, Henry Dugat, Kevin Rogers, Dunn, Tweety Carter and Quincy Acy.

JACKSON'S DOUBLE-FIGURE SCORING STREAK SNAPPED AT 31
• Pierre Jackson scored in double figures in 31 straight games before being held to 7 points and 9 assists at Kansas State on Feb. 16.
• Jackson averaged 18.5 points and 6.2 assists per game during the streak, which dated back to the last 8 games of 2011-12.
• Jackson scored 574 points and dished out 193 assists during the 31-game streak.
• Jackson's streak was the longest by a Baylor player since LaceDarius Dunn went 32 games March 6, 2010--Feb. 26, 2011.

HOME COURT ADVANTAGE
• Baylor is 55-10 at home in the last 3-plus seasons, winning a Ferrell Center-record 15 home games in both 2009-10 and 2010-11, and going 14-3 at the Ferrell Center a season ago. Baylor is 81-19 in the last 5-plus seasons at home, an .810 winning percentage.

RICO'S REBOUNDS
• Freshman Rico Gathers is averaging one rebound every 2.78 minutes, which averages out to 14.4 rebounds per 40 minutes.
• Gathers ranks 13th in the Big 12 with 6.2 rebounds per game, which trails only teammate Isaiah Austin (9.3) among freshmen.
• Gathers is 4th in the Big 12 with 2.7 offensive rebounds per game, despite playing just 17.1 minutes per game.
• In Big 12 play, Gathers ranks 4th in the league with 7.6 rebounds per game and 3rd with 3.0 offensive rebounds per game.
• Gathers led the Bears in points (22) and rebounds (9) in the Feb. 13 win over West Virginia, playing 22 minutes off the bench.

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 more than twice as many points this season (302) than in 55 career games over his first two years (148).
• Jefferson has scored in double figures in 16 of 25 games this year, including three 20-point games and 8 double-doubles.
• Jefferson entered the season with a career high of 25 minutes, but he's played at least 26 minutes in 18 of 25 games this season.

DOUBLE-DOUBLES ALL AROUND
• Baylor has accounted for 27% of the double-doubles by Big 12 players this season (23-of-84) -- Baylor 23, Iowa State 18, Kansas 13, Texas Tech 8, West Virginia 5, Kansas State 4, TCU 4, Texas 3, Oklahoma State 3, Oklahoma 3.
Isaiah Austin (9) and Cory Jefferson (8) each have more double-doubles than six 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 9 double-doubles this season.
• Active Big 12 players have combined for 18 career double-digit assist games, and Jackson (6), A.J. Walton (2) and Rose (1) have combined for 9 of those 18 games with 10 or more assists.

WALTON 2ND ON BAYLOR WINS LIST, JEFFERSON 10TH
• Senior G A.J. Walton is tied with former teammate Anthony Jones (91) for 2nd on Baylor's all-time wins list.
• Walton has a .705 career winning percentage in games played (91-38), which ties the best among players with 100 or more games.
• Cory Jefferson (62) needs 1 more win to tie Kevin Rogers (63) for 9th on the Bears' career wins list.
• Jefferson has a .775 career winning percentage in career games played (62-18), which is best among Baylor's top 10 in wins.

UP NEXT
• Baylor heads to Norman, Okla., to face Oklahoma at 4 p.m. Saturday on ESPNU.
• The Bears are 4-18 all-time in Norman, but the Bears have won at the Lloyd Noble Center in two of the last three seasons after dropping 14 consecutive games on the road at OU from 1994 through 2009.


 

 

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