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Tournament Seeding on the Line as No. 9 MBB Visits Iowa State

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Quincy Miller


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9/10 Baylor (25-5, 12-5) at RV/RV Iowa State (21-9, 11-6)
March 3, 2012 | 6 p.m. CST
Ames, Iowa | Hilton Coliseum (14,356)

TV: FOX Sports Southwest / FS Plus
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MEDIA INFORMATION
Date Sat., March 3 | 6 p.m. CST
Location Ames, Iowa | Hilton Coliseum (14,356)
TV FOX Sports Southwest / FS Plus
Live Video Watch Online (ESPN3)
Radio ESPN Central Texas - Sirius 92 / XM 194
Online Audio Listen Online
Live Stats Gametracker
Game Notes Baylor | Iowa State
Blog None
Twitter @BaylorMBB
9/10 BAYLOR BEARS
Record 25-5, 12-5 Big 12
Ranking 9 (AP), 10 (Coaches), 8 (RPI)
Last Game Feb. 27 - W, 77-48 vs. Texas Tech
Head Coach Scott Drew (Butler, 1993)
Career: 172-132 (10th season)
BU Record: 152-121 (9th season)
RV/RV IOWA STATE CYCLONES
Record 21-9, 11-6 Big 12
Ranking RV (AP), RV (Coaches)
Last Game Feb. 29 - L, 72-78 at Missouri
Head Coach Fred Hoiberg (Iowa State, 1995)
Career: 36-25 (2nd season)
ISU Record: Same

STORY LINES
• No. 9/10 Baylor (25-5, 12-5) and Iowa State (21-9, 11-6) will battle for the 3 seed in next week’s Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship. Saturday’s game will tip at 6 p.m. CST and will be televised in Texas on FOX Sports Southwest and FS Plus.
• Baylor’s 25 wins are tied for the most regular-season victories in program history. A win Saturday at Iowa State would be Baylor’s 26th regular-season win, breaking the previous record set in 1945-46 (school record for wins is 28 in 2009-10).
• Baylor’s 12 conference wins are the most (Southwest Conference or Big 12) in program history.
• Saturday marks the 22nd series meeting and the 20th in the Big 12 era. Baylor, which trails 9-12 in the all-time series, has never won in Ames — 0-9 all-time at Hilton Coliseum. Baylor is 8-11 vs. Iowa State in the Big 12 era.
• Baylor has been ranked in the Top 10 for a program-record 15 weeks.
• Baylor is 44-37 in Big 12 games in the last five 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 last five seasons, Baylor has won 20+ games four times and has won more overall (131) and Big 12 games (48) than in Baylor’s first 11 seasons in the Big 12 combined.
• Baylor is 21-0 this season when leading at halftime and has won nine straight Big 12 games when leading at the half.
• Baylor is 8-2 in games decided by 5 points or fewer this season — 7 of the 8 wins have been away from home.
• Baylor has made at least one 3-point field goal in 649 consecutive games — the second-longest active streak in the Big 12.
• Bob Cousy Award finalist Pierre Jackson has a knack for making big play after big play. In his first season at Baylor, Jackson has been a part of eight go-ahead, game-tying or game-winning plays.
• Senior F Quincy Acy ranks 12th in school history with 1,274 points. He also ranks 2nd in career FG percentage (60.6), 2nd in career blocks (1657) and 6th in career rebounding (764).
• In his last 61 games, Acy has swatted 105 shots. By comparison, Acy blocked 62 shots in his first 70 games.
• Baylor has held 22 opponents to fewer than 70 points. Since the start of the 2007-08 season, Baylor is 74-11 when holding opponents below the 70-point mark. Baylor is 107-27 in the Drew era when holding opponents to fewer than 70 points.

UP NEXT
• Baylor will travel to Kansas City, Mo., for the 2012 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship, which will be held March 7-10. For the third consecutive year, the Sprint Center will serve as the tournament host site.
• Baylor will have an opening-round bye and will play March 8 in the Big 12 Championship quarterfinals against either Kansas State or Texas. Baylor will be either the 3 or the 4 seed — Baylor’s seeding will be determined by Saturday’s outcome at Iowa State.

PHILLIPS 66 BIG 12 MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP SEEDING SCENARIOS
• Baylor has secured its second Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship opening-round bye in the Big 12 era. Entering Saturday’s regular-season finale at Iowa State, here’s how the seeding will play out:

IF BAYLOR BEATS IOWA STATE, THE BEARS ARE THE: No. 3 seed and will play Texas or Kansas State at 8:30 p.m. CST Thu., March 8, on the Big 12 Network

IF BAYLOR LOSES TO IOWA STATE, THE BEARS ARE THE: No. 4 seed and will play Texas or Kansas State at 11:30 a.m. CST Thu., March 8, on ESPN2.

TELEVISION COVERAGE
• Saturday’s Big 12 regular-season finale between nationally ranked Baylor and Iowa State will be televised live at 6 p.m. CST on the Cyclone Television Network and will be carried locally on FOX Sports Southwest and FOX Sports Southwest Plus. B.J. Schaben (play-by-play) and Paul Doerrfeld (analyst) will serve as the talent for the CTN broadcast.
• The game will be available in Central Texas on FOX Sports Southwest Plus (where available in Texas because of NBA games), ESPN3 and ESPN Full Court.

FOX SPORTS SOUTHWEST /FS PLUS INFORMATION
Cable viewers in Central Texas will see the Baylor / Iowa State game on FOX Sports Southwest Plus (Time Warner 15, Grande 134).
San Antonio: FOX Sports Southwest
Dallas / Houston: FS Plus channel (check local listings)
Central / Southern Louisiana: FS Plus channel (check local listings)
Also available on ESPN3 and ESPN Full Court

SERIES HISTORY
• Saturday marks the 22nd series meeting and the 20th in the Big 12 era. Baylor, which trails 9-12 in the all-time series, has never won in Ames — 0-9 all-time at Hilton Coliseum. Baylor is 8-11 vs. Iowa State in the Big 12 era.
• Iowa State will face a ranked Baylor team for only the third time in 22 series meetings. Last month, No. 9/10 Baylor used an 18-point performance by Perry Jones III to overwhelm the Cyclones 79-64 in Waco. In 2010, No. 20/24 Baylor cruised to an 84-63 win in Waco.

SERIES NOTES: Baylor is 8-1 in Waco against Iowa State, but 1-11 away from home ... Joey Fatta swiped a school-record-tying 8 steals in a Dec. 9, 1990, win in Waco ... Baylor’s 21 steals vs. Iowa State in 1990 is a single-game school record ... In last season’s meeting in Ames, Iowa State hit 14 3-pointers including 7 by Jamie Vanderbeken for a 72-57 Cyclones win ... In Baylor’s 2010 home win, LaceDarius Dunn scored 21 points, while Ekpe Udoh added 19 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks to lead Baylor to an 84-63 win ... At the 2001 Big 12 Tournament, Baylor stunned two-time defending regular-season champion Iowa State 62-49 in the quarterfinals ... Baylor is the only team in Big 12 Championship history to knock off two No. 1 seeds in the conference tournament (Iowa State in 2001, Kansas in 2009) ... Scott Drew is 5-5 all-time against Iowa State.

BIG 12 ROAD IMPROVEMENT
• In the first 11 seasons of the Big 12 Conference era, Baylor won only 8 conference road games. Since then, Baylor has won 17 conference road games in the last five seasons. 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 and 6-2 this season.

WINNING BENCHMARKS
• With its 77-48 win Feb. 27 vs. Texas Tech, Baylor set a program record with its 12th conference victory of the season, besting the previous mark of 11 set four times (11-1 in 1945-46; 11-1 in 1947-48; 11-5 in 1987-88; and 11-5 in 2009-10).
• At 12-6, Baylor has won 10 or more Big 12 games for only the second time in program history (11-5 in 2009-10). Baylor has won 10 or more conference games for only the eighth time in program history.
• Baylor’s 25 regular-season wins are tied with the 1945-46 squad (25-5, lost in NCAA West Regional) for the most in program history. The school record for the most wins in a season is 28 set in 2009-10 (finished 28-8, lost in NCAA Elite Eight round).

JUST HOW HE DREW IT UP: BAYLOR RECENT SUCCESS IN THE BIG 12
• Baylor is 44-37 in Big 12 games in the last five 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.

#BAYLORRISING
• Since Scott Drew’s arrival in 2003, Baylor has achieved national success. In the last five seasons, Baylor has won 20+ games four times and has won more overall (131) and Big 12 games (48) than in Baylor’s first 11 seasons in the Big 12 combined.


 

 

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