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Baylor (17-12, 8-8) at Texas (13-16, 5-11)
March 4, 2013 | 8:00 p.m. CT
Austin, Texas | Frank Erwin Center (16,540)

TV: ESPN & WatchESPN
Radio: ESPN Central Texas 1660 AM / Sirius 91 / XM 91
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MEDIA INFORMATION
Date Mon., March 4 | 8:00 p.m. CT
Location Austin, Texas | Frank Erwin Center (16,540)
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TV ESPN
TV Talent Brent Musburger (pxp), Fran Fraschilla (color), Holly Rowe (reporter)
Web Stream WatchESPN
Radio ESPN Central Texas | Listen Online
Radio Talent John Morris (pxp), Pat Nunley (color)
Satellite Radio Sirius 91 / XM 91
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Game Notes Baylor | Texas
Twitter @BaylorMBB
BAYLOR BEARS
Record 17-12, 8-8
Ranking NR (AP), NR (Coaches)
Last Game Lost vs. No. 13 Kansas State, 64-61
Head Coach Scott Drew
Career: 192-147 (11th season)
BU Record: 172-136 (10th season)
TEXAS LONGHORNS
Record 13-16, 5-11
Ranking 13 (AP), 13 (Coaches)
Last Game Lost at No. 15 Oklahoma State, 78-65
Head Coach Rick Barnes
Career: 557-287 (26th season)
UT Record: 355-153 (15th season)

STORY LINES
• Monday's game will be televised on ESPN with Brent Musburger (pxp), Fran Fraschilla (analyst) and Holly Rowe (reporter).
• Monday is the 240th series meeting between Baylor and Texas, the most-played basketball rivalry for both schools.
• Baylor is 1-7 in games decided by 5 or fewer points, and BU shot below 70% from the free throw line in 6 of the 7 losses.
• Baylor has won a school-record 17 consecutive games against in-state opponents (10-0 in 2011-12, 7-0 in 2012-13).
• Baylor has won 7 of its last 9 games against Texas after snapping a 24-game losing streak in the series.
• Baylor is 20-29 in Big 12 road games over the last six seasons after going 8-80 in road games over the league's first 11 years.
• Baylor is 14-3 in its last 17 games against founding members of the Big 12 South Division (UT, TTU, A&M, OU, OSU).
• Baylor has won 18 of 19 and 39 of its last 40 games when leading at the half over the last two seasons.
• Baylor has more Big 12 wins in the last 5+ seasons (52-46) than its first 11 years in the league combined (45-131).
• Baylor has accounted for 26% of double-doubles by Big 12 players this season (25-of-96). Isaiah Austin (10) and Cory Jefferson (9) each have more double-doubles than six Big 12 teams (WVU-6, TCU-4, OU-4, KSU-4, UT-3, OSU-3).
• Baylor is 10-4 when shooting 20+ free throws and 7-8 when going to the free throw line less than 20 times.
• The Bears are 9-2 when recording 16+ assists and 8-10 when posting 15 or fewer assists.
• Baylor is 11-0 when scoring 37+ points in the first half and 6-12 when scoring 36 or fewer points in the first 20 minutes.
Pierre Jackson (1,056 career points) is one of five players in Baylor history to reach 1,000 points in his first two seasons.
• Jackson has made a 3FG in 40 consecutive games, which is the 2nd-longest streak in program history (LaceDarius Dunn-45).
• Jackson leads the Big 12 in scoring (19.0) and assists (6.4); 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 AST/TO ratio (1.7) and 4th in steals (1.5).
• Three Baylor players are in the Big 12's top 16 in scoring -- Jackson (1st, 19.0), Austin (10th, 13.6) and Jefferson (16th, 11.9).
• Jefferson ranks 2nd in the Big 12 in FG% (58.1), 3rd in blocks (1.9/gm) and 4th in double-doubles (9) and rebounding (8.3/gm).
• Jefferson has more than twice as many points (344) and rebounds (240) this year than in 55 games over his first two years (148p/115r).
• Austin ranks 2nd in the Big 12 in rebounding (9.0), 3rd in double-doubles (10), 5th in blocks (1.6) and 10th in scoring (13.8).
• Austin is tied for 3rd nationally among freshmen with 10 double-doubles -- the most of any power-6 conference freshman.
Brady Heslip has made a 3FG in 60 of 66 games in his career. He has 44 games with 2+ 3FG and 31 games with 3+ 3FG.
• Heslip has made 43% of his 3-point attempts in his last 12 games (37-of-86) after shooting 35% in his first 15 games (30-of-85).
• Heslip is 7th on Baylor's all-time 3-point FGs made list (164) and he ranks 2nd with a 42.7 career 3-point field goal percentage.
A.J. Walton is 1 of 2 players in program history with 200+ career steals (212) and 1 of 6 with 400+ career assists (423).
• Walton (92-41) ranks 2nd on Baylor's all-time wins list, five shy of Quincy Acy's school record 97 career victories.
• Rico Gathers is averaging one rebound every 2.9 minutes played, which averages out to 13.6 rebounds per 40 minutes.
• Gathers ranks 9th in the Big 12 in with 6.4 rebs/gm in league play. His 5.7 rpg in all games ranks 2nd among Big 12 freshmen.Baylor has 3 of the Big 12's top 5 in offensive rebounding -- Austin (2nd, 2.9), Jefferson (3rd, 2.9) and Gathers (5th, 2.4).
• 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.
• Jefferson (63-21) needs 1 more win to tie Curtis Jerrells (64-55) for 8th on Baylor's all-time wins list -- Jefferson has the highest winning percentage (.750) of any player among the Bears' top 10 in career victories.
• Head coach Scott Drew is coaching his 309th game at Baylor (172-136). His .558 winning percentage is best in program history among coaches with 4 or more seasons, and his teams have a .673 winning percentage since the start of the 2007-08 season.
• Baylor is 138-69 since the start of the 2007-08 season, including four 20-win seasons in the last five years. The Bears have more wins in those 6 seasons than 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 686 consecutive games.

SERIES HISTORY
• Saturday is the 240th series meeting between Baylor and Texas, the most-played basketball rivalry for both schools. Texas leads the all-time series 157-82 and 85-28 in games played in Austin.
• Baylor is 10-27 against Texas in the Big 12 era series, while head coach Scott Drew is 6-15 all-time against the Longhorns.
• Baylor has won 7 of its last 9 games against Texas after snapping a 24-game losing streak in the series. Baylor won at home against Texas on Feb. 21, 1998, then lost 24 straight vs. UT before winning in Oklahoma City on March 13, 2009.

TELEVISION COVERAGE
• Monday's game is on ESPN at 8 p.m. CT, marking the 20th of a school-record 21 times the Bears will play on ESPN networks during the regular season. Brent Musburger (play-by-play), Fran Fraschilla (analyst) and Holly Rowe (reporter) will serve as talent.
• The game is also available on WatchESPN at http://es.pn/mbb-BAYLORvsUT.

A WIN WOULD ...
• Be Scott Drew's 173rd career victory as Baylor head coach -- 28 shy of Bill Henderson's Baylor record.
• Give Baylor an 18-game winning streak against in-state opponents (10-0 in 2011-12, 8-0 in 2012-13).
• Tie for the 3rd-most Big 12 wins in school history (9-7 in 2007-08).
• Give Baylor wins in 8 of its last 10 games against Texas after snapping a 24-game losing streak in the series.
• Make Baylor 15-3 in its last 18 games against founding members of the Big 12 South Division (UT, TTU, A&M, OU, OSU).
• Give Baylor 18+ wins for a 6th straight year -- the Bears had only eight 18+ win seasons in their first 101 years of basketball.
• Make BU 21-29 in Big 12 road games over the last six seasons after going 8-80 in road games over the league's first 11 years.
• Move A.J. Walton (93) within four wins of Quincy Acy's school record 97 career victories.
• Improve Baylor's record to 139-67 since the start of the 2007-08 season.
• Make Baylor 53-46 in Big 12 games since 2007-08, eight more wins than the Bears had in the Big 12's first 11 years (45-131).
• Improve Baylor's record to 24-23 in the month of March in the Drew era, including a 19-12 record since 2008-09.

FREE THROWS MAKING DIFFERENCE IN CLOSE GAMES
• Baylor is 1-7 this season in games decided by 5 points or less, and BU has shot below 70% on free throws in 6 of the 7 losses.
• The Bears have combined to shoot 60% from the free throw line in those six losses (78-of-130).
• In its 17 wins, Baylor has shot 71% from the free throw line (259-of-366).
• Baylor's 5 losses by more than 5 points were all road games (Gonzaga, Kansas, Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma).

HALF THE BATTLE
• Baylor has won 18 of its last 19 games when leading at the half, and the Bears are 39-2 when leading at halftime since the start of the 2011-12 season.
• The Bears are 13-1 this season and 141-26 during the Scott Drew era when leading or tied at the break.
• Baylor's only loss when leading at the break this season came when the Bears led No. 13 K-State 34-33 at the half on Saturday.
• Baylor is 9-28 when trailing at the half over the last three seasons, including a 4-11 mark this season.

TEXAS-SIZED SUCCESS
• Baylor is riding a school-record 17-game winning streak against in-state teams, dating back to the start of the 2011-12 season.
• Baylor is 20-4 in its last 24 games against in-state Big 12 opponents (conference members when games were played) -- Texas A&M (5-1), Texas Tech (6-1), Texas (6-2) and TCU (2-0). Baylor went 6-0 against Texas Big 12 schools last season.
• Baylor went a perfect 10-0 against in-state competition in 2011-12 and the Bears are 7-0 vs. in-state teams this season.
• Prior to its recent in-state success, the Bears were a combined 10-27 in Scott Drew's first six seasons at Baylor.

PILING UP WINS AGAINST HISTORIC RIVALS
• Baylor went a perfect 10-0 against former Big 12 South Division members in 2011-12. The Bears swept Oklahoma and Oklahoma State for the first time in program history, they swept Texas and Texas A&M in the same season for the first time since 1970-71, and BU swept Texas, Texas A&M and Texas Tech in the same season for the first time ever.
• Baylor extended its winning streak to 13 games against former Big 12 South teams before losing to OU and OSU.
• The Bears have won 14 of their last 17 against former Big 12 South teams, including a 4-3 mark this season.

RECENT SUCCESS IN THE BIG 12
• Baylor is 52-46 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, 8 in 2012-13 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.

BIG 12 ROAD IMPROVEMENT
• In the first 11 seasons of the Big 12 Conference era, Baylor won only 8 conference road games (8-80).
• Since then, Baylor has won 20 conference road games in the last six seasons (20-29).
• 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, 6-3 in 2011-12 and 3-5 this season.

JACKSON ON TRACK TO MAKE HISTORY
• Bob Cousy Award finalist Pierre Jackson leads the Big 12 in scoring (19.0) and assists (6.4), 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 led the Pac-10 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 is the only player ranked in the nation's top 30 in points and assists (13th in assists, 26th in scoring as of March 2).

JACKSON CLIMBING ALL-TIME SCORING CHART
Pierre Jackson (1,056 career points) became the 26th 1,000-point scorer in Baylor history on Feb. 23.
• Jackson became the 5th Baylor player to reach 1,000 points in his first two seasons, joining LaceDarius Dunn, Terry Teagle, Vinnie Johnson and William Chatmon.
• Jackson, who ranks 22nd, needs 7 points to pass Arthur Edwards for 21st and 39 points to pass Roddrick Miller for 20th.

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 scored more than twice as many points (344) and grabbed more than twice as many rebounds (240) this year than in 55 career games over his first two seasons (148 points, 115 rebounds).
• Jefferson has scored in double figures in 18 of 29 games this year, including three 20-point games and 9 double-doubles.
• Jefferson entered the season with a career high of 25 minutes, but he's played at least 26 minutes 20 times this season.

HESLIP HEATING UP
Brady Heslip is shooting 43% from 3-point range over his last 13 games (37-of-86), including 9 games with 3+ made 3-pointers.
• Heslip started the season shooting 35% from 3-point range in his first 15 games (30-of-85).
• Heslip has at least three 3-pointers in 7 of his last 8 games, combining to hit 25-of-60 attempts in that span (42%).
• Heslip ranks 3rd in the Big 12 in 3-pointers made per game (2.4) and 3rd in 3-point FG percentage (39.2).
• Heslip is the only player in Baylor history to make 100+ 3-pointers while shooting at least 40% (42.7).

CRASHING THE BOARDS
• Baylor has three of the Big 12's top five offensive rebounders.
Isaiah Austin (2.9) ranks 2nd, while Cory Jefferson (2.9) is 3rd and Rico Gathers (2.4) is 5th in the conference.
• All three rank in the Big 12's top 15 in total rebounding, with Austin 2nd (9.0), Jefferson 4th (8.3) and Gathers 14th (5.7).
• Austin, Gathers and Jefferson are all in the Big 12's top 10 in offensive, defensive and total rebounding in conference play.

COMPARING WINS AND LOSSES
• Baylor is 10-4 when shooting 20+ free throws and 7-8 when going to the free throw line less than 20 times.
• The Bears are 9-2 when recording 16+ assists and 8-10 when posting 15 or fewer assists.
• Baylor is 11-0 when scoring 37+ points in the first half and 6-12 when scoring 36 or fewer points in the first 20 minutes.

AUSTIN'S IMPROVEMENT
• Freshman Isaiah Austin is averaging 13.9 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over his last 20 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 9 double-doubles, 16 double-figure scoring games and 11 double-figure rebounding games in his last 20 contests.
• The streak started with a 23-point, 17-rebound performance on Dec. 12, marking the 5th time a BU player has reached those numbers.
• Kevin Durant (Texas) and Michael Beasley (Kansas State) are the only other Big 12 freshmen to reach those numbers in a game.

RICO'S REBOUNDS
• Freshman Rico Gathers is averaging one rebound every 2.9 minutes, which averages out to 13.6 rebounds per 40 minutes.
• Gathers ranks 14th in the Big 12 with 5.7 rebounds per game, which trails only teammate Isaiah Austin (9.0) among freshmen.
• Gathers is 5th in the Big 12 with 2.4 offensive rebounds per game, despite playing just 16.8 minutes per game.
• In Big 12 play, Gathers ranks 9th in the league with 6.4 rebounds per game and 8th with 2.4 offensive rebounds per game.

IMPROVED DEFENSE IN CONFERENCE PLAY
• In conference play, Baylor leads the Big 12 in 3-point FG percentage defense (.289) and ranks 2nd in rebounding (37.6 rpg) and blocked shots (4.7 bpg) and 3rd in field goal defense (.401).
• 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.
• The Bears held Texas Tech to 48 points for the 2nd time this season when the teams met in Waco on Feb. 9.
• 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.

AUSTIN AMONG FRESHMEN DOUBLE-DOUBLES LEADERS
Isaiah Austin has 10 double-doubles this season, which is the most of any freshman from a power conference.
• Austin's 10 double-doubles are 3rd-most in the Big 12, trailing only Iowa State's Melvin Ejim (12) and Kansas' Jeff Withey (12).
• Austin is tied for 3rd nationally among freshmen with 10 double-doubles.
• Austin has 9 double-doubles in his last 20 games after recording 1 in his first 7 games played.

BAYLOR ON BIG MONDAY
• Baylor will be making its third appearance on the ESPN Big Monday platform this season. The Bears have multiple Big Monday games for the fourth time in the last five seasons, and this is the first time the Bears have had three Big Monday games.
• Baylor is 3-6 all-time in ESPN Big Monday contests, including a 2-6 mark in the Scott Drew era.
• Baylor and Texas will be playing for the third time on Big Monday. The Bears lost at Texas in 2009 and won at Texas last year.

DOUBLE-DOUBLES ALL AROUND
• Baylor has accounted for 26% of the double-doubles by Big 12 players this season (25-of-96) -- Baylor 25, Iowa State 21, Kansas 17, Texas Tech 9, West Virginia 6, Kansas State 4, Oklahoma 4, TCU 4, Texas 3, Oklahoma State 3.
Isaiah Austin (10) and Cory Jefferson (9) 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 10 double-doubles this season.

2ND-LONGEST 3-POINT STREAK IN BAYLOR HISTORY
• Baylor guard Pierre Jackson has hit at least one 3-pointer in 40 consecutive games dating back to the last 12 games of the 2011-12 season. His streak is the 2nd-longest in Baylor history, five behind LaceDarius Dunn (45).
Brady Heslip had a 20-game 3-pointer streak snapped on Jan. 12, finishing as the 7th-longest streak in Baylor history.

WALTON 2ND ON BAYLOR WINS LIST, JEFFERSON 9TH
• Senior G A.J. Walton (92 wins) ranks 2nd on Baylor's all-time wins list, five behind former teammate Quincy Acy (97).
• Walton has a .692 career winning percentage in games played (92-41), which is 3rd-best among players with 100 or more games.
• Cory Jefferson (63 wins) needs 1 more victory to tie Curtis Jerrells (64) for 8th on the Bears' career wins list.
• Jefferson has a .750 career winning percentage in career games played (63-21), which is best among Baylor's top 10 in wins.

NATIONAL RADIO COVERAGE
• Monday's game can be heard on ESPN Central Texas 1660 AM, and fans not in the Central Texas area can hear the game online at www.BaylorBears.com. John Morris (play-by-play) and Pat Nunley (analyst) will serve as talent.
• Texas' radio broadcast is available nationally through satellite radio on Sirius 91 and XM 91.

UP NEXT
• Baylor hosts Kansas for senior night on Saturday, honoring seniors A.J. Walton, Pierre Jackson and Jacob Neubert.
• The Bears then head to the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship in Kansas City, where they will be either the No. 5 or 6 seed.

 

 

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