GAME CENTER: GAME 29
Date: Tue., March 1, 2011
Tip-Off: 6:02 p.m. CST
Location: Stillwater, Okla.
Arena: Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611)
Television: ESPN2/ESPN2 HD
Talent: Jon Sciambi (pxp), Doug Gottlieb (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 (analyst)
Series (Overall): Oklahoma State leads 49-17
Series (Big 12 era): OSU leads 23-8
Series (in Stillwater): OSU leads 23-3
Current Series Streak: Baylor, 1 win
Last Meeting: Jan. 22, 2011 (Baylor 76-57)
Scott Drew Record vs. OSU: 5-10
Live Stats: www.BaylorBears.com
Audio Web Stream: www.BaylorBears.com
Video Web Stream: www.ESPN3.com
In-Game Blog: None
Following another signature win over rival Texas A&M, Baylor looks to add yet another win to its NCAA postseason résumé Tuesday at Oklahoma State on ESPN2.
Baylor hasn't swept the regular-season series with Oklahoma State since 1922.
Baylor needs two more wins to clinch its school-record fourth consecutive 20-win season.
Baylor is 3-23 all-time in Stillwater and has only one win at Oklahoma State in the Big 12 era.
Baylor is 91-44 over the last four seasons and has never posted four consecutive 20-win seasons or four consecutive postseason appearances in school history.
Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 616 consecutive games.
G LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor's all-time leading scorer with 2,245 career points, needs 12 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 383 career 3FG and is 14th on the NCAA Division I career list. He needs 7 treys to become the Big 12's all-time leader.
Dunn has made a 3FG in a school-record 42 consecutive games -- third-longest streak in Big 12 history.
PG A.J. Walton leads the Big 12 in steals-per-game and conference-only steals-per-game, while ranking second in assists-per-game.
F Perry Jones III leads all Big 12 freshmen in scoring and FG percentage.
C J'mison Morgan has started the last 11 games, moving F Quincy Acy to "sixth man" in that stretch.
Six of Baylor's 24 1,000-point scorers have come during the eight-year tenure of head coach Scott Drew. Four of the six are among the top 10 career scorers in Baylor history.
Baylor is two wins shy of posting its school-record fourth consecutive 20-win season (Baylor had only three 20-win seasons in its first 101 years of competition).
Baylor is 15-4 record this season when holding opponents under 70 points; Baylor is 19-3 in its last 22 Big 12 games when holding opponents under 70 points.
Baylor is 17-1 this season (6-1 in Big 12) when leading at halftime and 12-0 when shooting 50% or better from the field.
Baylor is 14-6 this season when a player scores 20+ points.
Tuesday's Big 12 Conference showdown at Gallagher-Iba Arena will tip at 6:02 p.m. CST on ESPN2 and www.ESPN3.com. Jon Sciambi (play-by-play) and Doug Gottlieb (analyst) will serve as the on-air talent.
BAYLOR/OKLAHOMA STATE SERIES HISTORY
Tuesday marks the 67th series meeting and the 32nd in the Big 12 era. Oklahoma State leads the series 49-17, but Baylor has won five of the last eight meetings.
Baylor is 3-23 all-time in Stillwater has lost seven straight games at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Baylor won at Oklahoma State only once in the Big 12 era (2003).
Baylor is 8-23 against OSU in the Big 12 era, including two Big 12 Championship meetings (1997, 1999).
Baylor and Oklahoma State have split the season series in each of the previous three seasons. Baylor hasn't swept the regular-season series with Oklahoma State since 1922 when the Bears won both series meeting that season in Waco.
Scott Drew is 5-10 vs. Oklahoma State.
A ROAD WIN IN THE BIG 12 IS HARD TO FIND
Baylor is 12-52 in its last 64 Big 12 road games, but is 5-5 in its last 10 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'S CHANGING FORTUNES AGAINST THE SOONER STATE
Prior to the 2009-10 season, Baylor was a combined 5-49 against Oklahoma (0-26) and Oklahoma State (5-23) in the Big 12 era (since the 1996-97 season). Baylor's fortunes have taken a dramatic turn as the Bears have won five of their last seven meetings against the Big 12's Oklahoma schools.
SCOUTING OKLAHOMA STATE
Oklahoma State (17-11, 5-9) snapped its four-game losing streak Feb. 26 at home with a late comeback victory over Texas Tech, 70-68. Trailing 67-64 with just over three minutes remaining in the game, Jean-Paul Olukemi scored the Cowboys' final six points to put a stop to Oklahoma State's losing streak.
Three Cowboys are averaging double figures, including Marshall Moses, who leads OSU in scoring (14.6), rebounding (7.3) and field goal percentage (56.8). Keiton Page is the only Cowboy averaging more than 30 minutes-per-game (33.8) and leads the Big 12 in free throw percentage (90.1). Still one of the Big 12's biggest 3-point threats, Page is shooting only 30.3 percent from beyond the arc (46-of-152) this season.
Oklahoma State is 12-2 this season at Gallagher-Iba Arena with both losses coming against two of the Big 12's Lone Star State institutions -- Texas and Texas A&M.
As a team, Oklahoma State has 76 blocked shots in 28 games; Baylor's Quincy Acy (42) and J'mison Morgan (33) have combined for 75 blocks.
ESPN College GameDay Driven by State Farm will make its Central Texas debut Saturday, March 5, as Baylor concludes its regular season against long-time rival Texas in the Ferrell Center. The 236th series meeting -- the longest-standing rivalry for either schools -- will air at 8 p.m. CST on ESPN and ESPN HD. Dan Shulman (play-by-play), Jay Bilas (analyst) and Erin Andrews (sideline reporter) will serve as the on-air talent.
COLLEGE GAMEDAY TO MAKE BAYLOR DEBUT SATURDAY
Baylor and Waco will be the epicenter of the college basketball landscape when ESPN's College GameDay Driven by State Farm broadcasts live Saturday, March 5, from the Ferrell Center. Later that night, the Bears will host long-time rival Texas for the regular-season finale, which will also serve as "Senior Night" for Baylor's all-time leading scorer LaceDarius Dunn.
College GameDay Driven by State Farm will feature host Rece Davis with analysts Jay Bilas, Digger Phelps, Hubert Davis, Bob Knight and sideline reporter Erin Andrews. Admission for the morning ESPN College GameDay broadcast is free. Seating will be general admission and doors will open at 7 a.m. The live national broadcast airs from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on ESPNU and continues from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on ESPN.
Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q will provide free breakfast tacos to the first 1,500 fans; the first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive a free t-shirt. One lucky Baylor student in attendance will have the opportunity to shoot a half-court shot to win $18,000 courtesy of State Farm. For everyone who attends the broadcast, State Farm will donate $1 to The Bear Pit with a potential contribution of more than $10,000.
Fans will be allowed to bring banners, signs and flags to the College GameDay broadcast, but all items will be screened prior to entering the Ferrell Center. A poster pit will be available for students and fans to make signs for the morning broadcast. Tailgating spots will be available in the parking lot next to Baylor Ballpark.
ESPN Central Texas will be broadcasting live from the Ferrell Center on Friday, March 4 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. for "You Make The Call" and will have special live morning show Saturday, March 5 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
JONES III ONE OF FIVE WAYMAN TISDALE AWARD FINALISTS
Freshman Perry Jones III is one of five finalists for the 2011 Wayman Tisdale Award, the U.S. Basketball Writers Associated announced Feb. 25. Jones III is joined by four other finalists -- Texas' Tristan Thompson, Ohio State's Jared Sullinger and Kentucky teammates Terrence Jones and Brandon Knight.
The Wayman Tisdale Award will be presented to the men's National Freshman of the Year at a gala banquet April 11 at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City. The winner will be announced April 1 at the USBWA Awards Breakfast in Houston in conjunction with the NCAA Men's Final Four.
The USBWA has chosen a national freshman of the year since the 1988-89 season when LSU's Chris Jackson won the inaugural award. Other previous award winners include Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Jason Kidd and Chris Webber. The 2010-11 season marks the first year the award has been named in Wayman Tisdale's honor.
BIG 12 SCORING RECORD DRAWING NEAR
LaceDarius Dunn, who ranks second on the Big 12 career scoring list with 2,245 career points, needs 12 points to surpass Texas Tech's Andre Emmett (2,256) as the Big 12's career scoring leader.
With 12 points Feb. 25 at Missouri, Dunn passed Texas Tech's Jarrius Jackson (2,221) for second place on the Big 12 scoring list.
LOOKING FOR MORE THREE-POINT RECORDS
LaceDarius Dunn has made a Baylor-record 383 career 3FG and is the only player in program history to make 300+ 3FG. After draining a school-record 10 treys Jan. 4 vs. Morgan State, Dunn moved into second place on the Big 12's career list, passing Missouri's Clarence Gilbert (332) and Kansas' Jeff Boschee (338).
Dunn needs 7 treys to surpass Texas' A.J. Abrams (389) as the Big 12 career leader.
SCORING IN 60 POINTS OR LESS
For only the fourth time in the Scott Drew era, Baylor was victorious when scoring fewer than 60 points, knocking off No. 21 Texas A&M, 58-51, to complete the regular-season series sweep Feb. 26. It was the third time this season that Baylor failed to reach the 60-point mark.
The seven-point win over Texas A&M was its first Big 12 win when scoring fewer than 60 points since Feb. 10, 2010, when the Bears captured a 55-53 road win at Nebraska.
TOUGH STRETCH FOR THE BEARS
Baylor (18-10, 7-7 Big 12) is in the middle of 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 3-2 and a combined 36-76 in the Big 12 era against its final four regular-season opponents -- (6-11 vs. Missouri, 15-16 vs. Texas A&M, 8-23 vs. Oklahoma State, 7-26 vs. Texas).
ONE-MAN HIGHLIGHT REEL
Quincy Acy has become of the nation's best when it comes to electrifying dunks. Acy, who earned a spot on SportsCenter's Top 10 plays last season for his 10-dunk game March 6, 2010, vs. Texas, has recorded 168 field goals via the dunk in his career.
In 98 career games, 51 percent (168-of-331) of Acy's career FGM have been dunks.