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Men's Hoops Game Day: at Texas




March 1, 2009

Live Audio Live Stats Game Notes 

GAME CENTER: GAME 29
BAYLOR BEARS (17-11, 5-9) AT TEXAS LONGHORNS (19-9, 8-6)
Date:
Monday, March 2, 2009
Tip-Off:
8 p.m. CT
Location:
Austin, Texas
Arena:
Frank Erwin Center (16,755)
Television:
ESPN (Big Monday)
Talent: Ron Franklin (pxp), Fran Fraschilla (color), Holly Rowe (sideline)
Radio:
Baylor ISP Sports Network | ESPN/KRZI 1660 AM (Waco)/Sirius Satellite (Ch. 161) | BaylorBears.com
Talent: John Morris (pxp), Pat Nunley (color)
Live Stats: BaylorBears.com
Web Stream:
ESPN360.com and BaylorBears.com (live audio)
Series: Texas leads 154-75
Tickets: (254) 710-1000

GAME NIGHT STORY LINES
• Baylor aims to snap its 23-game losing streak to Texas when the Bears visit the Longhorns at the Frank Erwin Center on ESPN’s Big Monday. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. on ESPN.
• Monday marks the 230th meeting between Baylor and Texas, the most-played rivalry for both schools (UT leads 154-75).
• Baylor is 6-41 in its last 47 Big 12 road games, including a 5-10 mark dating back to last season (4-4 in 2008-09, 1-6 this season).
• Baylor has lost five-straight Big 12 road games (last Big 12 road win was Jan. 21 at Kansas State).
Tweety Carter has made at least one 3-point field goal in 16 consecutive games — the ninth-longest streak in BU history.
• Baylor is 11-0 when shooting 50 percent or better from the floor this season.
• Baylor is 9-35 under Scott Drew when allowing 80-plus points (1-7 this season).
• Baylor has trailed at halftime in 10 of its 14 Big 12 games this season (1-9 in those games).
• Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 540 straight games.
• Baylor seniors Curtis Jerrells, Henry Dugat and Kevin Rogers have accounted for 49.1 percent of the Bears’ offense since arriving in 2005-06. The trio has scored 4,030 of Baylor’s 8,211 points in 108 games.
Henry Dugat is averaging 6.6 points over the last 11 games (13.4 points through first 17 games).
Curtis Jerrells is one of six players in Baylor history to amass 1,600 or more points in a career.
• LaceDarius Dunn  is 11-for-45 from 3-point range in his last nine games (24.4 percent) — Baylor is 2-7 over that stretch.
Curtis Jerrells has started 108 career games and, with a start Monday, will become school’s all-time leader.
• Four of the top seven 3-point shooters in Baylor history are on the current 2008-09 roster — Curtis Jerrells (193), Tweety Carter (173), Henry Dugat (154) and LaceDarius Dunn (150).

SERIES HISTORY
• Texas leads the all-time series 154-75 and holds a commanding 83-26 advantage in Austin.
• Monday marks the 230th meeting between the schools, the most-played rivalry for both.
• Texas has won the last 23 series meetings.
• Baylor last defeated Texas, 80-75, on Feb. 21, 1998, in Waco.
• Baylor’s last win in Austin was on Jan. 3, 1998 (BU won 87-81).
• Baylor is 0-12 vs. Texas under head coach Scott Drew.

TEXAS SCOUTING REPORT
• Since defeating the Bears 78-72 at the Ferrell Center on Jan. 27, Texas is 4-5 in its last nine games, including a 3-2 record at the Erwin Center.
• Saturday, Oklahoma State handed Texas a 68-59 loss at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Cowboys held the Longhorns to 18 first-half points en route to a 12-point halftime lead. However, OSU held off Texas’ second-half rally to take the nine-point win. Damion James led all Texas scorers with 18 points and 18 rebounds, while A.J. Abrams was held to nine points on 3-of-15 shooting. Dexter Pittman and Harrison Smith each added 12 points.
• Abrams leads the Longhorns with 17.0 points through 28 games, while shooting 39.5 percent (87-of-220) from 3-point range. James is second on the team with 15.8 points along with a team-high 9.4 rebounds. Gary Johnson is the only Longhorn averaging double figures with 11.3 points.

LAST TIME VS. TEXAS - JAN. 27, 2009
• A.J. Abrams scored 19 points while matching the Big 12 career record for 3-pointers and No. 11 Texas defeated Baylor, 78-72
Curtis Jerrells, who is from Austin, led Baylor with 14 points in his 100th career start. He became only the fourth 100-game starter in Bears history, starting every game.
Kevin Rogers added 13 points and 12 rebounds. LaceDarius Dunn had 12 points and Quincy Acy 11.
• The game was tied 13 times, but the 13th and final lead change came when Gary Johnson was credited with a basket when Kevin Rogers was called for goaltending with 4:20 left to make it 64-62.
• In the first half, Baylor and Texas each scored a season-low points (BU 24, UT 27).
• Baylor held Texas scoreless for 5:51 in the first half.
• Dunn made one 3-point field goal and extended his streak of consecutive games with a made 3-pointer to 25 games, the then-third-longest streak in Baylor history.
• Rogers recorded his sixth double-double of the season and the 23rd of his career.
• Rogers also moved into fifth place all-time at Baylor with 732 career rebounds.
• Acy scored in double-figures for the sixth time (Baylor sufferd its first loss this season when Acy scores 10+ points; BU was 5-0.).

LAST TIME OUT - BAYLOR 75, COLORADO 57
Curtis Jerrells scored 24 of his game-high 29 points in the second half, as Baylor used a late run to beat Colorado 75-57 in front of 7,192 fans.
• Colorado led 52-50 before a 3-pointer by Jerrells sparked the 25-5 run that put the game away. Jerrells, who tied the Baylor career record held by Doug Brandt with his 108th start,  scored 11 during the spurt.
LaceDarius Dunn scored 10 for Baylor, including two 3-point field goals that pushed his season total to 76.
• Trailing 52-50 with 8:30 remaining in the second half, Baylor closed the game on a 25-5 run and held CU without a field goal during that stretch.
• Cory Higgins scored 20 and Dwight Thorne had 12 for Colorado.
• Baylor held a 26-24 lead at intermission. BU's first-half point total was its second-lowest this season, while the Bears managed to make a season-low-tying nine field goals.
• Saturday's crowd of 7,192 set a new single-season Ferrell Center attendance record of 119,486, surpassing last season's mark of 116,015.

UP NEXT - NEBRASKA (MARCH 7)
• Baylor closes the 2008-09 regular season Saturday, March 7, against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at the Ferrell Centers. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. on the Big 12 Network. Saturday will also serve as Senior Day — Baylor will honor its four seniors (Curtis Jerrells, Henry Dugat, Mamadou Diene and Kevin Rogers) prior to the game.

AFTER NEBRASKA
• Following Baylor’s final home game of the regular season, the Bears will head to Oklahoma City for the 2009 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Championship at the Ford Center March 11-14.

DOUBLE TROUBLE, NO MORE
• Senior forward Kevin Rogers saw his career-best consecutive games streak scoring in double figures end at 17 after being held to just six points at Iowa State on Feb. 24.
• During the 17-game stretch, Rogers ranked third on the team with 13.8 points and grabbed a team-high 8.0 rebounds.
• Rogers’ streak was the second-longest on the team behind Curtis Jerrells’ 20-game streak from Nov. 15, 2008-Jan. 27, 2009.

A ROAD WIN IN THE BIG 12 IS HARD TO FIND
• Baylor is 6-41 in its last 47 Big 12 road games, including a 5-10 mark dating back to last season (4-4 in 2008-09, 1-6 this season).
• Baylor has lost five-straight Big 12 road games.
• Baylor’s 18-point win at Kansas State in January was its first win in Manhattan under Scott Drew.
• Under Drew, Baylor has posted road wins against five different Big 12 schools, but the Bears are still winless on the road at six others, including Texas.

BEARS MORE SUCCESSFUL VS. BIG 12 NORTH
• Over the last nine seasons, Baylor has had much more success against Big 12 North schools than those in the South. Baylor is 23-30 (.434) the last nine seasons vs. Northern schools and just 18-71 (.202) vs. teams in the South.
• The Bears are 2-3 vs. the Big 12 North this season.

JERRELLS STARTING HIS WAY INTO THE RECORD BOOK
• Entering Monday’s game at Texas, senior guard Curtis Jerrells has started 108 consecutive games and is one of only four Baylor players to start 100 or more games in his career.
• Jerrells is currently tied for the all-time lead with Doug Brandt.
• Jerrells’ next start will give him the career record at Baylor and he should set the new mark in front of his hometown crowd Monday.

CJ SAVES THE DAY
• When his team needed him the most, senior Curtis Jerrells stepped in the biggest way in Baylor’s 75-57 win over Colorado on Feb. 28. Jerrells, who was held to five points on 2-of-4 shooting in the first half, lit up the scoreboard in the second half with 24 of his game-high 29 points.
• Jerrells scored 18 points in the final 10 minutes of the game, including 10 consecutive points in a 1:46 span.
• After Cory Higgins hit two free throws to put Colorado up by two, 52-50 at the 8:30 mark of the second half, Jerrells drilled a 3-pointer to put the Bears up for good.

ROGERS MOVES INTO 11TH ON BAYLOR SCORING LIST
• In Baylor’s win over Colorado on Feb. 28, senior forward Kevin Rogers scored nine points, moving up to 11th place on the school’s career scoring list, passing David Wesley (1,224) and Willie Sublett (1,223).
• Rogers now has 1,225 points and trails Vinnie Johnson (1,231) by six for 10th place on the school’s career scoring list.

JERRELLS POSTS 25TH CAREER 20-POINT GAME
Curtis Jerrells scored a game-high 29 points in Baylor’s 75-57 win over Colorado on Feb. 28. For Jerrells, it was his eighth 20-point game this season and the 25th of his career.
• Jerrells ranks ninth all-time in career 20-point games and trails David Wesley (26) by one for eighth place.
• Baylor is 5-3 this season when Jerrells scores 20 or more points.

ROGERS COULD JOIN ANOTHER ELITE CLASS
• Senior Kevin Rogers has grabbed a team-high 209 rebounds in 28 games (an average of 7.5 boards) and is on pace to become only the sixth player in Baylor history to lead the team for three consecutive seasons — Jerry Mallett (1954-56), Darrell Hardy (1964-66), Terry Teagle (1979-81), Darryl Middleton (1985-87) and Brian Skinner (1995-97).

BEARS BASKETBALL ON THE AIR

• Bear basketball is aired live via the Baylor-ISP SportsNetwork on flagship station 1660AM ESPN Radio (KRZI) in Waco and worldwide on Sirius Satellite Radio channel 161. All games are broadcast by the "Voice of the Bears" John Morris, a veteran broadcaster in his 14th season, and former BU basketball standout Pat Nunley, in his 27th season as analyst.

INSIDE BAYLOR SPORTS TV SHOW
• Inside Baylor Sports, the award winning weekly TV show that covers all aspects of Baylor athletics, returns for its 10th season in 2008-09.
• Senior Producer Robert Shiekh and Producer Lawrence Gilligan provide viewers an inside look at Baylor athletics with thorough highlights, in-depth interviews and imaginative features on all 18 sports presented in a fast-paced, entertaining style. Co-hosts John Morris and Lori Fogleman guide viewers through the best coverage of Baylor athletics on television.
• Inside Baylor Sports airs Sundays, Aug. 24, 2008 through June 7, 2009, at 10:30 p.m. CT on KCEN-TV in Central Texas. The program also airs weekly throughout the region on FS Southwest at 1 p.m. each Wednesday and is archived on the web at BaylorTV.com. Inside Baylor Sports also may been seen nationally on CBS College Sports Television.


 

 

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