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MBB Begins Stretch Run at No. 20 Missouri





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Baylor (17-9, 6-6) at No. 20/21 Missouri (21-6, 7-5)
Feb. 23, 2011 | 8:05 p.m. CST
| Columbia, Mo. | Mizzou Arena (15,061)
TV: ESPN2
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GAME CENTER: GAME 27
MEDIA INFORMATION
Date:
Wed., Feb. 23, 2011
Tip-Off:
8:05 p.m. CST
Location:
Columbia, Mo.
Arena:
Mizzou Arena (15,061)
Television:
ESPN2
    Talent: Mark Jones (pxp), Hubert Davis (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 154
    Talent: John Morris (pxp), Pat Nunley (color)
Series (Overall):
Missouri leads 12-10
Series (Big 12 era):
MU leads 10-6
Series (in Columbia):
MU leads 9-2
Current Series Streak:
Baylor, 1 win
Scott Drew Record vs. MU:
4-6
Live Stats:
www.BaylorBears.com
Audio Web Stream: www.BaylorBears.com
Video Web Stream: www.ESPN3.com
In-Game Blog: None

QUICK HITS
• Faced with a pivotal four-game stretch to close the regular reason, Baylor (17-9, 6-6) will look to end its two-game Big 12 losing streak on the road Wednesday at Missouri.
• Baylor has lost nine straight trips to Columbia, Mo., and hasn't won on Mizzou's home floor since 1948.
• Baylor is 90-43 over the last four seasons and has never posted four consecutive 20-win seasons or four consecutive postseason appearances in school history.
• Baylor is 12-51 in its last 63 Big 12 road games, but has won five of its last nine Big 12 road games.
• Missouri is Baylor's four ranked opponent this season (Baylor 1-2 in first three games).
• Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 614 consecutive games.
• G LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor's all-time leading scorer with 2,217 career points, needs 40 points to surpass Texas Tech's Andre Emmett (2,256) as the Big 12's career scoring leader.
• Dunn ranks second among NCAA Division I active players with 379 career 3FG and is tied for 14th on the NCAA Division I career list. He needs 11 treys to become the Big 12's all-time leader.
• Dunn has made a 3FG in a school-record 40 consecutive games -- third-longest streak in Big 12 history.
• PG A.J. Walton leads the Big 12 in steals-per-game (2.28) and ranks second in assists-per-game (5.04).
• F Perry Jones III leads all Big 12 freshmen in scoring and FG percentage.
• F Quincy Acy needs one blocked shot to become the sixth player in school history with 100+ career blocks.
• F Anthony Jones has started 62 consecutive games.

TELEVISION COVERAGE
• Wednesday's game at Missouri will be televised live nationally on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. CST (8:05 p.m. CST tip). Mark Jones (play-by-play) and Hubert Davis (analyst) will serve as the talent for the ESPN broadcast. Live video will also be available online at www.ESPN3.com.

BAYLOR/MISSOURI SERIES HISTORY
• Wednesday marks the 23rd series meeting between Baylor and Missouri.
• Missouri leads the all-time series, 12-10, and holds a 10-6 lead in the Big 12 series.
• Baylor is 2-9 all-time at Missouri and has lost its last nine trips to Columbia (last wins at Mizzou both in 1948).
• Head Coach Scott Drew is 4-6 all-time vs. Missouri.

A ROAD WIN IN THE BIG 12 IS HARD TO FIND
• Baylor is 12-51 in its last 63 Big 12 road games, but has won five of its last nine Big 12 road games.
• Under eighth-year head coach Scott Drew, Baylor has posted road wins against seven different Big 12 schools. The Bears have never won on the road at Iowa State, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma State in the Drew era.

BAYLOR AGAINST THE AP TOP 25
• Baylor is 25-138 all-time against AP Top 25 teams, including an 8-44 record in the Scott Drew era.
• All eight wins in the Drew era have come in the last four-plus seasons.
• Baylor is 10-71 against AP Top 25 teams in the Big 12 era.
• Baylor's 76-74 OT win Feb. 5 at No. 16 Texas A&M was its first road win over a Top 25 team since an 80-77 OT win in 2010 at Texas.

SCOUTING MISSOURI
• Missouri, one game ahead of Baylor in the latest Big 12 standings, will be the Bears' toughest defensive opponent to date. Branded as "the fastest 40 minutes in basketball," the Tigers use a high-tempo offense and unleash a suffocating defense on their opponents. Missouri (21-6, 7-5 Big 12) is 16-0 at home this season and has won 19 of its last 20 games at Mizzou Arena dating back to last season.
• Winners of three straight, Missouri leads the Big 12 in scoring offense with 83.5 points-per-game and ranks third behind Kansas and Texas in scoring margin (12.8). Missouri also leads the league in blocked shots (5.22), steals (9.52) and turnover margin (+5.30), while ranking second in both assists (17.07) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.33).
• Wednesday will feature two of the Big 12's best shooting teams; Baylor (47.7) and Missouri (47.3) rank second and third in FG percentage, respectively, in the Big 12.
• Missouri is one of two Big 12 teams with all five starters averaging double figures in scoring -- Marcus Denmon (16.6), Ricardo Ratliffe (11.4), Laurence Bowers (11.1), Kim English (10.5) and Michael Dixon (10.4).

UP NEXT
• Baylor returns home for the 203rd "Battle of the Brazos" series meeting against Texas A&M. The Bears, which will be looking for their first regular-season series sweep of the Aggies since the 2003-04 campaign -- Scott Drew's first season at Baylor. Saturday's game will begin at 8:05 p.m. CST on ESPNU and www.ESPN3.com.

TOUGH STRETCH AHEAD FOR THE BEARS
• Baylor (17-9, 6-6 Big 12) enters its most crucial four-game stretch in Big 12 play as the Bears face Missouri, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State and Texas over the final 11 days of the regular season. Three of Baylor's final four Big 12 opponents are ranked in the latest polls.
• Baylor is 2-1 against its final four opponents this season; Baylor and Missouri will meet Wednesday for the only time during the regular season. The Bears are a combined 35-75 in the Big 12 era against its final four regular-season opponents -- (6-10 vs. Missouri, 14-16 vs. Texas A&M, 8-23 vs. Oklahoma State, 7-26 vs. Texas).
• Baylor hasn't won at Missouri in the Big 12 era and has only one Big 12 victory at Oklahoma State (2003).

A BIG 12 GRAND
LaceDarius Dunn reached yet another Baylor and Big 12 milestone Feb. 19 vs. Texas Tech, becoming only the fifth player in conference history to score 1,000 or more career points in league games. Dunn's 1,005 career points in Big 12 play rank fifth in league history and first in school history.
• Dunn is also the first player in Baylor history to amass 1,000 or more career points in league play. The Monroe, La., native broke the Baylor Big 12 scoring mark previously held by Curtis Jerrells (973).


 

 

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